Vermont's flip-floppy attitude on public nudity can confound newcomers who learn that, though it's legal to be naked in public, it's illegal to get naked there. Vermonters can let it all hang out outdoors — provided "it" was already hanging out when they left their home, car or place of employment. The actual shedding of garments al fresco exposes the perpetrator not only to the elements but also to the risk of prosecution for lewd and lascivious conduct. Legally, the distinction between garden-variety nude sunbathing and raincoat-clad flashing has much to do with what offends the public's "sense of decency, propriety and morality. Millard , whether one J. Millard of Orleans County was guilty of lewd and lascivious conduct after he repeatedly "exposed his private parts" to several people "with intent to incite in their minds lewd and unchaste desires and inclinations.
Naked visitors may prompt Vermont town to ban nudity
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Mother Nature, not an ordinance, will draw the covers over public nudity in Brattleboro. The town's Select Board decided Tuesday to take no action on an anti-nudity ordinance that was introduced in response to a clothing-optional movement launched by local teenagers this summer. If spring comes and we still have a problem, we'll take another look at it," said Select Board Chairman Steve Steidle. Vermont has no state law against public nudity, though at least eight communities have banned it locally. Brattleboro, however, has long had a live-and-let-live culture. Its 12, residents have seen clothing-optional swimming holes, streakers, and even an event known as "Breast Fest," with women parading topless. The stripping apparently started in early summer when a young woman sat naked on a park bench, said Police Chief John Martin.
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That was fine. Teenagers loitering in the buff in a downtown parking lot? No problem. Naked sunbathers at swimming holes?
OK I just read this on CNN, and I thought the Lounge should know: CNN: Teen nudity exposes town's bare-bone rules quote: Public nudity isn't new to this bastion of bohemia, but it usually bares itself in more subtle places than the downtown parking lot. This summer, a group of teenagers has disrobed near restaurants, bookstores and the town's many galleries, igniting a debate about whether Brattleboro should ban a practice long tolerated until now. Then another woman started taking her shirt off downtown. A music festival promoting nudity and rebelliousness set up in May in a downtown parking lot attracted nude hula hoopers.