It was once illegal to not wear clothes while taking a bath in a bathtub.

Local authorities can impose fines on people hiking nude in the Alps in the conservative canton of Appenzell.

It was illegal to bathe within sight of your own house in the daytime (Repealed)

Chapter 113 § 6

Sec 6. No person shall within the view of any dwelling house or of any public road, street or wharf, in the day time, bathe or swim without necessity, or expose his person indecently in dressing or undressing for the purpose of swimming or bathing, or otherwise, without necessity.

It is illegal to display an unclothed mannequin in a store window.

Persons may not change clothes in a gas station without permission of the owner.

Sec. 5-13. Changing clothes in public lavatories, etc. It shall be unlawful for any person to undress or to put on a bathing suit, change from a bathing suit to normal clothes or change from normal clothes to a bathing suit in any public lavatory or toilet room in the city without obtaining permission or […]

It is illegal to wear transparent clothing.

One may not bathe without wearing “suitable clothing,” i.e., that which covers one’s body from neck to knee.

Women may not gamble in the nude, in lingerie, or while wearing a towel.

It’s illegal for a woman to disrobe while standing in front of a man’s picture.

If one wishes to bathe in the city limits, they must be clothed in a “suitable bathing suit”

38-5. Bathing.

It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to bathe in any of the waters within the corporate bounds of the village unless attired by a suitable bathing suit or covering, or to disrobe in any of the streets or public places or in any automobile or wagon in said streets […]

It is unlawful for anyone to have sex or be nude in public.

Sec. 66-1. Nudity and sexual activities in public places.

(a) Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Public place means and includes streets, sidewalks or highways; transportation facilities; schools; places of […]

Sleeping in the nude in a rented room is forbidden, even for married couples.

A law from the early 1900’s prohibits men from going topless on the Boardwalk.


It is legal to protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under seventeen years of age and have legal permits.

It’s unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.

Erotic dancing is prohibited on Sundays.

Section 4.2.1 Erotic dance establishment regulations.

No person, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity shall advertise or cause to be advertised an erotic dance establishment to be located in the City of Roswell without a valid adult business license issued pursuant to this chapter.

No later than March 1 of each year, an erotic dance […]

To swim in any pond in the city, one must wear a “suitable bathing suit”.

Sec. 14-9. Bathing in public; suits required when. It shall be unlawful for any one to bathe in any pond or branch within the corporate limits of the city between daylight and dark unless provided with suitable bathing suits, and no person shall bathe in the river anywhere between the north limits of the city […]

No one may bathe in Sandy Creek Lake.

Sec. 3-5-6. Swimming, bathing in Athens-Clarke County reservoirs. It shall be unlawful for any person to swim, bathe or enter into the water of the Athens-Clarke County waterworks lake on Sandy Creek or other Athens-Clarke County reservoir which is for storage of water; provided, that nothing in this section shall prohibit any duly authorized Athens-Clarke […]

Lap dances must be given at least six feet away from a patron.

Sec. 14-148. Prohibited activities.

(a) No person within an adult use shall, within six (6) feet of another person, display or expose any specified anatomical area or engage in any specified sexual activity, provided, however, that this provision shall not apply to prevent:

(1) Adult use employees or entertainers at an adult use from using […]

Women may not expose their breasts while performing “topless dancing”.

Sec. 14-96. Female nudity for commercial exploitation.

(a) It is unlawful conduct in any commercial establishment for any person to procure, counsel, aid, assist or permit a female person to appear and expose, exhibit, display or reveal or for any female person to appear, expose, exhibit, display or reveal her nude breast or breasts or […]

Persons may not appear in public clothed in liquid latex.

Sec. 38-61. Definitions.

Nude means any person insufficiently clothed in any manner so that any of the following body parts are not entirely covered with a fully opaque covering:

(1) The male or female genitals.

(2) The male or female pubic area.

(3) The female breast.

(4) The buttocks.

Body paint, body dyes, tattoos, liquid […]

Stage nudity is banned, with the exception of “bona fide” theatrical performances. Violating this ordinance results in a $100 fine.

One may not bathe without wearing “suitable clothing,” i.e.,that which covers one’s body from neck to knee.

Breast feeding is not allowed in public.

Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.

The New York City Transit Authority has ruled that women can ride the city subways topless. New York law dictates that if a man can be somewhere without a shirt, a woman gets the same right. The decision came after arrests of women testing the ordinance on the subways. A transit police spokesman said they […]