The tenth issue of Revitalizing Naturism has just been published I just had a brief conversation with ChatGPT about naturism. Here it is. You can subscribe to the newsletter here (It’s free!), or read just the latest issue here.
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I live in England, therefore my observations are mainly based on England.
In February, British Naturism had a stand at the national Caravaning, Camping and Motorhome (RV) Show. I was there on the first day (Tuesday) when it was mainly older people who are retired or children are older. What surprised me was that it was mainly women of couples who approached our stall. I would think it was at least 60%. The feedback from the weekend when families went with children was it was exactly the same – women were the most interested.
This was not a naturist event but why was it mainly women who approached us. Why is this not seen in the membership profile. I do not know the answer but it might be very important. British Naturism gave out 2000 booklets to the 110,000 visitors. As in many cases it was couples or families, we probably gave booklets to 1 in every 30 people or better who attended the show.
It’s great that there was so much interest even at a non-naturist event. Even better to have so many women interested. You’d never find such a result in the U.S. Unfortunately. However, part of it is since a single event in the U.S. will draw a much smaller percentage of the total population because of the distance people have to travel. Maybe most travel less than 200 kilometers (just a guess). And since the UK population density is much higher than in the U.S., many more people will be within the same radius. Also, BN is a much more effective organization than we have in the U.S.
Chatgbt or open AI gives a false answer to the Q “What is the law on public nudity in England UK”….. In England, public nudity is generally illegal under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Section 66 of the Act makes it an offence for a person intentionally to expose their genitals in a public place or within sight of a public place with the intention of causing someone to see them and to be caused alarm or distress. This offence is known as “outraging public decency”.
The offence carries a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment and/or a fine. However, the actual penalty will depend on the circumstances of the case, including the level of distress caused to others and the offender’s intention.
There are some exceptions to the law on public nudity in England. For example, it is generally acceptable to be nude on a designated naturist beach or at a private residence where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. However, even in these situations, it is still possible to be prosecuted if the nudity causes alarm or distress to others.
It’s also worth noting that in some cases, public nudity could also fall under other offences, such as indecent exposure or disorderly conduct, depending on the specific circumstances
I’m in the U.S., so certainly not up on the nuances of British law. However, the document “Nudity in Public – Guidance on handling cases of Naturism” from the Crown Prosecution Service, last updated 6 months ago has this:
“In the absence of any sexual context and in relation to nudity where the person has no intention to cause alarm or distress it will normally be appropriate to take no action unless members of the public were actually caused harassment, alarm or distress (as opposed to considering the likelihood of this).”
The British Naturism organization generally states that ordinary naturist activities, such as hiking naked in sparsely populated areas, should not be a problem. A lot depends on whether some observer is sufficiently “offended”. In any case, the ChatGPT response is not clearly “false”. If the question is repeatedly asked, somewhat different answers may result, because there’s a lot of vagueness in the issue.
In general, ChatGPT doesn’t attempt to analyze all the details. It just repeats, in its own words, selected stuff it has read. It would be a big mistake to rely on it for legal advice, medical advice, etc. OpenAI has been clear about that.