16 comments for “Naked in the streets of Blackpool

  1. 19/08/2015 at 8:50 pm

    I do agree this girl is very brave, but I have to wonder what is she brave for, letting members of the public see her naked or the fact of what will happen if the police turn up? I have seen a few video clips of adults walking around towns naked as well as undressing in public places and most of the reactions from the public is humility from seeing someone daring to go naked. Most children and youngsters are not offended by nakedness as they have not learnt it is considered taboo.
    I wonder if people knew they would not be arrested for being naked in public how many more would venture out naked? Would you?

  2. Ed
    23/08/2015 at 1:24 pm

    Thankfully we live in a free country, so she was not at risk at being arrested (as she was fully aware!)

    The Police could ask her to get dressed IF a member of the public complained, but providing she complied with the request they couldn’t really arrest her.

    I think she’s brave because you can’t always predict how the public will react and she is in a very public location there. Most, the vast majority, are not offended by it and would never complain, but there’s always the risk that there will be few uptight or religious people around.

  3. 30/09/2015 at 7:37 pm

    Are you sure its Blackpool? I dont recognise the area and i dont see the tram lines.

  4. Ed
    30/09/2015 at 11:09 pm

    Compare this to the bottom photo (no pun intended!)

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.8129605,-3.0554077,3a,75y,336.42h,73.18t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sW9E6nMMW69LUuvRCL0oZOA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    Note the building on the left and the giant pirate skull decoration on the right.

  5. 02/10/2015 at 5:24 pm

    There’s obviously a big time gap between these photos and google maps though.

    Note the footbridge in this pic and wind guides on google.
    I remember it how it is on google.

  6. Ed
    02/10/2015 at 6:31 pm

    Some places get updated VERY infrequently. Google’s photo of my house is from about 7 years ago.

  7. 03/02/2016 at 4:59 pm

    I also consider her brave not because of the legality of the act but because she’s completely exposed to the public…just about everyone has a smartphone and it does look like there are people snapping photos of her. To have not just strangers see you naked, but capture it for them to do with as they please…you have to be really comfortable with your body and willing to accept that those pictures are going to be shared and possibly spread everywhere!

  8. 12/03/2016 at 2:28 pm

    Good luck doing that in Ireland.

  9. Ed
    12/03/2016 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve heard that Ireland is almost as repressive as the US when it comes to nudity, but I’ve never looked up the legal situation there.

  10. 01/10/2016 at 3:44 pm

    I’d definitely class that as bravery. I envy her, but there’s no way I’d have the nerve to do it. Especially as I don’t live too far from Blackpool!

  11. Ed
    01/10/2016 at 6:29 pm

    You have to build up to it gradually. Almost everyone gets more confident with practice.

  12. 28/06/2017 at 3:43 pm

    It’s Gina Lorenz, she’s the absolute best for public nudity! Legend!!

  13. 17/07/2017 at 1:46 pm

    I never realised it was not illegal to walk around in public locations naked. I wonder then why there are nudist beaches and camps and secluded areas and why people have not taken the step to been seen naked in more public areas. I remember about the ex-army man that walk naked from John O`Groats to Lands End naked and there was a man that got told to put on some bottoms after he got an erection at a naked bike ride, but surely the more naked people are seen about in general the more accepted it will become. I would love it if public nakedness become more accepted; of course the will be occasions when males will get erections for one reason or another, but in time it would be accepted surely. I am sure more of us would do it if we were certain that we would not bump into a relation or neighbour.

  14. 17/07/2017 at 1:48 pm

    I can only think of the Naked bike ride and Gay pride where public nudity is generally accepted in the UK.

  15. Ed
    17/07/2017 at 2:32 pm

    I believe there are two reasons for nudist beaches. Firstly, not everyone who wants to sunbathe nude wants to be seen by lots of clothed people, so nudist beaches gives them a place where they can blend in and (mostly) not be bothered by clothed voyeurs. Secondly, if you are naked on a nudist beach, other people can’t really complain to the Police that your nudity is damaging their children. Nudist beaches provide a simpler, safer environment for nudists.

    I’ve seen full nudity on beaches in several places around the UK that are not designated as nudist beaches. In general, people don’t complain so it’s not a problem for anyone. Also, there’s often nudity (mostly male) around Rugby clubs in this area. New team members usually have to perform some sort of initiation ceremony which usually involves a naked run or naked rugby game etc. I’ve never heard of that causing any complaints.

  16. 17/07/2017 at 3:07 pm

    Okay agreed for nudist beaches etc, maybe I was being a little flippant there. My point was that I am surprised in today’s day and age where nakedness is becoming more common place, that more people are not appearing naked in public. With the increase in Online and Media nudity as well as Sexting etc, I am surprised public nakedness has not caught on quicker; probably due to the general conception of public nudity and the possibility of family, friends and neighbours finding out or catching you. Maybe it is a little too early, but I am sure the next generation will bring it forward and into a more common practice as I am sure the current generation of parents will accept their offsprings nudity as the norm and will probably even join in.

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