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My boyfriend and I (female) were able to rent a private room at the Blue Baths in September '10. Okay, here's the Long Answer: At any one of the baths, it is possible to rent a private room, exclusive of massage and kisa (skin scrub). From my personal experience, The Royal Baths have the single best/nicest room (gorgeous blue paneled "dressing room" with ...


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The current law in Germany divides between Exhibitionism (§183 Abs. 1): Only applicable to men (!), there was in fact a constituitional complaint which was rejected by the highest court in Germany. The targeted person needs to feel bothered and the exhibitionist must display a sexual pose (erection, sudden exposure, display before minors). Punishable ...


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In short, no. Even the Yrjönkatu pool is a bit of a historical quirk that has probably survived largely thanks to general conservatism (it's Finland's oldest and operated very much the way it did in 1928) and patronage from Helsinki's gay district Eerikinkatu (conveniently located right next door) — no, it's not a gay club or anything, but even ...


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Mixed gender onsen are indeed increasingly rare, and younger ladies frequenting them tend to wear swimsuits these days. Most of the remaining ones I know of are public, free and have no staff on site. They're also very basic, with usually just a single bath, so they're mixed more by necessity than choice -- there isn't really any alternative! Nyuto (or, ...


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One would definitely have to look at the statutes state by state. In the state of Florida for example you could be cited under the public indecency statute. In NY though going topless is legal for women, so partial nudity would be fine in that state. There were similar discussions on other sites like Yahoo answers, or Answers.com. But generally Kansas ...


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Well to be honest this depends. There are special "FKK" areas at German beaches and parks. In general as a male you can go topless nearly everywhere. As a female you can go topless in parks or at beaches but if somebody feels disturbed he can report you and you may get banned from a certain area. I am talking about places for sunbathing. If you go naked ...


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No, there are no nudist hostels, but you can easily find some nudist campsites in Europe or even some nudist hotels. Note that some naturist campsites only allow you to camp there if you are a couple to prevent voyeurs.


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There's a Thermal Spa Centre! The new thermal spa centre, on the opposite bank of the river Passirio, was opened during the 1970’s and is furnished with the most modern equipment for therapeutic treatment. It also houses an indoor swimming-pool filled with thermal water and the natural radio-activity in this water has a most beneficial pathological effect. ...


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Almost without fail, swimming costumes are required. As are towels, so as not to drip everywhere. There are however, sometimes private pools you can reserve (indoors) - for example, at Hanmer Springs, and I suspect a lot of the time, swimming costumes may not be used there, although I think officially they'd be required. However, there are a few ...


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Lady Bay is a part of the Sydney Harbour National Park. In general, Sydney Harbour National Park is only open sunrise to sunset. During special events like New Years Eve they do open parts of the park outside of these times, but this only applies to specific areas, and normally requires tickets purchased in advance. The list of such sites for NYE 2013 is ...


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Those onsen requiring swimsuits are basically those in amusement parks or other trendy non-traditional facilities. Anything else, you can rest assured will not require swimsuits.


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Yes there is nudity. Burning Man US is all about lots of booze, dope & free love. Here are some photos of Burning Seed http://www.offmyfacebook.com.au/burning-seed-australia.html


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We have a location but not registered officially. Usually by invitation only as only want genuine nudists. We are in Western Australia. Genuine nudist backpackers can contact us via BarelyBackpacking@hotmail.com. We are in the country in the Great Southern. Email us :-) edited in from user's other incorrectly located reply WE do not tolerate drugs, we ...


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Japanese-themed and Japanese-operated Maruia Springs on the spine of the South Island has a Japanese-style public bathhouse where swimwear is optional: Pretty much everywhere else, including the outdoor area at Maruia itself, swimwear is required.


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It's a matter of state-level and local regulations. For Bavaria, the Badeverordnung says: Who bathes publically must wear bathing clothes. This includes sunbathing. "public" means publically accessible or visible without special effort. (i.e. including your own backyard if visible from the street) Exceptions are: Children up to 6 years old places where ...


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As Doc said in his answer, places within a very short walk were open for New Year's Eve - even beaches. There was a partial view including skyline but not including the Harbour Bridge or Opera house. As Doc also said Lady Bay is within an area which is closed overnight every night of the year anyway. The sign at the walkway said that all of South Head is ...


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Silistart in Bulgaria Google map of the beach very close to the Turkish border


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Firstly, to get an overall impression of what to expect, Youtube as always has a great video, titled "Burning Seed 2010" - of Australia's first Burning Man event. From arriving, to the partying, fire, and more, it gives a solid 12 minute taste. The only problem is in answering your question with the video - much of the footage is at night, and it's not ...


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It turned out that while there were separate areas for men and women for the indoor spas, outdoors, there was only a mixed section, and a section for women only. So being in the mixed section was not so much permitted as mandatory! There is a slang term for males who only go to mixed gender onsen to see naked females. They're called wani (ワニ). Many Japanese ...


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In general, if you are driving naked and no one can see you, then there is no violation of law. Nudity in itself is not a crime. Example: It is 3 AM and you are on an interstate or any other road for that matter, and there are no other vehicles on the road or if no one can see you are nude, then there is no violation.


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The Schwabenquellen bath in Stuttgart, Germany is also a nudist bath, but they have one day a month when they require a bathing suit. Other baths in Germany do it the other way around like the Schenkenseebad in Schwäbisch Hall (not too far from Stuttgart or Baden Baden). It has one day a month for people who like to swim in the nude. In general in Germany ...


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The Gazebo Golden Bay Backpackers in Takaka, New Zealand is clothing-optional, open December through March each year. Close to the nude beaches and a promoter of the local Naked Bike Ride. Quote: All levels of dress are acceptable.


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There are some more in Romania: beaches at Neptun, Costineşti, 2 Mai and Vama Veche sea resorts, on the Black Sea. Further north in the Ukraine there are several too: (Crimea) Koktebel, formerly known as Planerskoye. Located in South-Eastern Crimea. Lisya buhta, remote place in South-East of Crimea. Popular summer place of nudists, ravers and rastamans. ...


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I think the issue here is that anything that is easy to visit is less likely to have indigenous tribes or populations of any size that would not have started to wear clothes. Exceptions are the spring break populations in the USA etc. So in order to answer your question, I would suggest you to take a look at a list that has all the most likely candidates, ...


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You should just go where other people are already sunbathing naked, and you are good. Personally I have not seen people sunbathing naked in inner-city parks so I would advice against it; but it is common in or near public pools (one pool in the town I used to live in had an all-nude day once a week), lakes, some campsites or the beaches sea; but they ...


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There are 3 possible places in the Rotorua area for nude bathing. Wai-O-Tapu stream at the small bridge near the ticket office to the Wai-O-Tapu thermal park. This however has become more popular in recent times and its a bit hit and miss with regards to nudity. Same deal at Kerosene Creek a few kilometers from Wai-O-Tapu - if there are families or lots of ...



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