Summertime-nudity legal!

Summertime-nudity legal!

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PDX Dave

Portland, OR

#1 Jun 19, 2013
That's one of the big reasons I love living here, the laws governing nudity makes so much more sense! Oregon Law specifically states that a person must be displaying their sex organs in an attempt to "sexually arouse themselves or another”. The Oregon Supreme Court has held that the female "sex organs" are inside the female body, so a female can appear completely nude and not be in violation of the Oregon Criminal Code. That decision effectively made the Criminal Laws against a female being nude in public unenforceable as written. Males on the other hand, have their sex organs on the outside of their bodies, and the law is enforceable if they are displayed for the purpose of sexually arousing them self or another. My daughter plans to give that a test this summer in the city parks and front yard outside her house, I told her the only thing that might mess her up is, she's still underage. Now, if only we can get the AOC laws changed...

Since: Apr 13

Scappoose, Oregon USA

#2 Jun 21, 2013
I agree it is one of the great things about living here, I love to hang at rooster rock or Sauvie island, but I've also been known to shed my shirt up on Mount Tabor Park or in Laurel Hearst, and others. Only once did I have somebody call the cops (that happened in Laurel Hearst Park some woman called) and I've had men come up to me and talk about it and ask if I wasn't afraid of getting arrested and I had to explain to them what the law allows, things like that, which I actually kind of enjoy standing there talking to a guy like that watching him fight to maintain eye contact-grins! Never tried actually getting naked in a place like that, guess I should-if it ever came close to show I'm positive all Portland's finest would insist on is me getting dressed. But anyway things like the naked bike ride once a year, it's just a really laid-back weird place to live and I love it.

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