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Yale Students Strip Down During Win Over Harvard

'Behold, the bare asses of the brightest young minds in America'

(Newser) - The Yale football team beat Harvard for the first time in a decade Saturday, leading to a display of naked emotion by Bulldog fans—emphasis on naked. With Yale leading 14-7 in the second half, a section of fans stripped completely nude and mooned the field. "Behold, the bare... More »

Japan's New Nude Restaurant Will Weigh You Before Letting You In

Also: no tattoos, touching, or old people

(Newser) - For a naked restaurant, Tokyo's The Amrita is surprisingly uptight. Unlike a new clothing-free restaurant in London , diners at The Amrita will be weighed and measured before being admitted, Mashable reports. If customers are 30 or so pounds heavier than the average weight for their height, they'll be... More »

Judge to Naked Musician: You Have No Case

Well, Matthew Mglej is allowed to sue for excessive force

(Newser) - A federal judge has dismissed a nude protester's claim that police violated his rights by arresting him while he played violin stark-naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland. Matthew Mglej of Hillsboro, Oregon, sued the Portland police and the county last January, seeking $1.1 million in damages. The... More »

Nude Candidate Makes His Case at Times Square

Though George Davis is actually running for office in San Francisco

(Newser) - San Francisco Board of Supervisors candidate George Davis stripped buck naked in Times Square today to campaign for the right to be nude in public. Davis spoke out against a 2013 San Francisco public nudity ban introduced by his opponent, Scott Wiener. His basic argument: Nudity is a form of... More »

How to View Nude Museum Exhibit? Naked, of Course

More than 60 take nude tour of Vienna show

(Newser) - Vienna's Leopold museum has a hugely popular exhibit called "Nude Men from 1800 to Today," so obviously there was only one thing to do: Host a special tour of the exhibit in which spectators were invited to be naked. More than 60 museum-goers stripped down for the... More »

SF Passes Public Nudity Ban

It's about genitals, Wiener explains

(Newser) - San Francisco's streets should no longer be clothing-optional, the city's Board of Supervisors has decided. The board voted 6-5 in favor of a measure to ban public nudity , though it includes exemptions for some beaches and for events like the Pride Parade, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Bare... More »

San Francisco Eyes Nudity Ban

Lawmakers to vote on Wiener proposal tomorrow

(Newser) - Lawmakers in San Francisco will vote tomorrow on a proposal to make life a lot more constricting for residents who like to let it all hang out. The ordinance proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener would ban anyone over the age of 5 from exposing "his or her genitals, perineum,... More »

SF OK With Public Nudity, But...

Politicians get behind some protection for public seating

(Newser) - What's the world coming to when San Francisco politicians start ... gasp ... regulating public nudity. Don't worry—"naturists" won't have to cover up on the street. It's perfectly legal in the city to be nude, as long as you're not lewd. But they may soon... More »

'Naked Rambler' Leaves Jail Naked, Jailed Again

Guy just does not want to put any clothes on

(Newser) - Stephen Gough won't put any clothes on and British authorities say they won't stop locking him up until he does. The 52-year-old former soldier, known as the "naked rambler," has spent most of the last decade in prison in Scotland. Yesterday, he walked (naked) out of... More »

Barcelona to Ban Public Nudity

So better get your streak on before it's too late

(Newser) - If you've ever had the urge to wander the streets of Barcelona wearing nothing but a camera and a smile, you might want to do it soon. Surprisingly, public nudity is perfectly acceptable in the city at the moment—but later this month, the city council is expected to... More »

Accounting Professor Fired for Stripping in Class

Georgia lecturer Raymond Taylor charged with public indecency

(Newser) - A 57-year-old accounting professor who gave his students an unwelcome lesson in human anatomy has been fired and charged with public indecency. Students at Georgia's Kennesaw State University say Raymond Taylor took off all his clothes and stood in front of the class naked during the final class of the... More »

Topless Woman Ends Up With Gun Charge

She's caught in her van during a ... private moment

(Newser) - Weird and embarrassing arrest of the day: After a cop in Naperville, Illinois, spotted a topless woman in a van in a hotel parking lot, she told him she was simply changing clothes. Then he saw the "adult items that were used for self-pleasuring” inside the vehicle. At which... More »

Obama Streaker Won't Score $1M, Will Go Rent-Free

Man gets 'consolation prize' for advertising website

(Newser) - The man who stripped to his sneakers and charged through a Philadelphia Obama rally won’t be getting the $1 million he expected—but he won’t have to worry about rent for 6 months, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . The billionaire who commissioned the public nudity says streaker Juan Rodriguez... More »

In French Town, Nudists Battle Nudists

Some just want to be naked; others want to have sex in public

(Newser) - “Naked City,” France: It sounds like a nice place, right? But Cap d'Agde, home of a large nudist population, is currently the site of a battle between “traditional” French nudists , and the new wave of “libertines” who are apparently into “free sex and partner-swapping,”... More »

Case of Topless Sunbather Triggers Fierce Debate

It's bound to be sensuous, says woman's attorney

(Newser) - An Italian mother who called the cops on a topless sunbather who was "troubling" her young sons by sensuously applying sunscreen has sparked a furious debate on the lack of couture on Italy's beaches. "Something like this happening in 2010 is absurd," snorted the Roman attorney for... More »

Jersey Beaches to Go (More) Topless?

Asbury Park may allow nude sunbathers

(Newser) - Want to go nude or topless at the beach in New Jersey? You have to go to a remote section of Sandy Hook where the feds run the beach and allow it. But now Asbury Park is thinking of allowing topless sunbathing. "Why not?" asked Deputy Mayor and City... More »

NY Woman Charged With Adultery

She was allegedly having sex on a picnic table in broad daylight

(Newser) - An upstate New York woman has been charged with adultery, something only twelve others in state history have been charged with, after a mother allegedly spotted her having sex on a picnic table in the park. The police officer who responded happened to know that Suzanne Corona, 49, was married,... More »

Lusty Nude Is Booted From MoMA Exhibit

Male was growing problem at Marina Abramovic exhibit

(Newser) - It's not only spectators who are getting frisky at a Museum of Modern Art show featuring live nude models. One male on display in the Manhattan exhibit was so aroused by the experience that he was asked to leave, reports Page Six . The exhibit by artist Marina Abramovic features a... More »

Museumgoers Keep Groping the Nude Models

MoMA visitors are getting a little too personal

(Newser) - The nude models in the Museum of Modern Art just can't get any privacy. Visitors have been pointing, touching, groping, snapping photos, and even trying to find the models, part of a Marina Abramovic performance art exhibit, on Facebook. One of the males tells the New York Times of one... More »

Ladies, It's Time to Go Topless

People will never stop staring until we normalize it

(Newser) - Two dozen women in Maine were scoffed at for getting angry when men ogled their topless march—but female toplessness doesn’t have to be a big deal, and it’s about time we all “grow up a little.” Going bare up there is perfectly legal in many... More »

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