Can you sunbathe naked in your own garden? What the law says
As temperatures begin to rise, Brits have been warned about one warm weather past time that could get them in trouble.
While temperatures aren’t soaring just yet, it’s important to know the rules when it comes to sunbathing – especially if you plan to strip off to avoid tan lines.
Nick Ross, law lecturer at ULaw, states: “It may be surprising to find out that topless sunbathing is perfectly legal for both men and women in the UK.
“Full public nudity is also not a crime but only if the person who strips off has no intention to cause alarm or distress. There are specific offences relating to intentional exposure.” It’s important to know the rules when it comes to sunbathing – especially if you plan to strip off to avoid tan lines
According to the law, it's not an offence to be naked in public, but it can be an offence if you cause distress or alarm to others.
That means you're perfectly fine to sunbathe in the nude in your own garden - as long as it doesn't upset your neighbours.
This is what the actual law states: "In the absence of any sexual context and in relation to nudity where the person has no intention to cause alarm or distress it will normally be appropriate to take no action unless members of the public were actually caused harassment, alarm or distress (as opposed to considering the likelihood of this)."
So if you live in the countryside with no one overlooking your garden, go ahead but you might want to think again if you live near others.
It's also recommended that people who want to sunbathe naked should inform their neighbours first. Nick added: “For those hoping to catch some sunshine in the garden these same rules still apply. “It’s advisable to let the neighbours know this is what you’re planning or find a part of the garden shielded from view, so you can avoid causing any unnecessary shock or a call to the police.”
Sure thing. Tell your neighbour so they can find the best window to stare down on you from.
Of all the bollocks I have ever read that must be the most questionable advise given.
If you cannot be seen and you have made sure of this fact - then it is nothing to do with the neighbours and if they do climb on a chair to see out of the window;- if they do stare through a hole in the fence and if they do deliberately keep watching you if and when naked in the garden and where you are - clearly - not putting on a show of being naked and / or misbehaving, then it is none of your neighbours business and if they deliberately go out of their way to see - then who is the pervert here - who is the sexually fucked up one and who is the one who should be arrested ?
Obviously if there are children next door you may want to re think your naked sunbathing or at least have decent screening in place. You know how some people scream the house down if they see a willy - and how some people think all men are sexual perverts and groomers - predators and the like - and this attitude usually comes from women who are fucked up BIG TIME around sex and the male form in any manner and act like Karens - - and you don't want to cause distress or emotional harm - but my question is :- if I am simply sunbathing naked and just laying there, WHAT IS OFFENSIVE ? If you are offended by a naked body then you need some serious therapy.
If you are upset because someone has a better body or a bigger dick, then OWN IT AS THIS IS ALL YOURS.
We are all naked under our clothes and while I know there are a few very screwed up people out there who never - ever - are naked because they hate their bodies, then judging others because of your own lacking - is dangerous, misguided and shows you up for the mess you are.
Besides, every naked body is a glorious reflection of God. A thing of absolute beauty and regardless of age and size, is all you have, so enjoy it. Just be careful not to offend those with a delicate constitution.
NAKED OUTDOORS, THERE IS NOTHING BETTER....