You can go topless as a way to dabble in nudism, get a tan without tan lines or enjoy being an exhibitionist. While many countries openly embrace topless bikinis, places like the United States frown on such attire. Here are a few ways to know when to wear a topless bikini.
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- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Bikini bottom
Consider your location. If you're in France, along the Mediterranean Coast in Europe or on a beach in Vancouver, you can wear a topless bikini. Even in places with strict laws, you generally can wear a topless bikini if you are on a secluded beach. There are beaches in the United States, like South Beach in Miami, Florida, that allow topless bikinis.
Check local laws. When in doubt, you can ask your local police department what the law is concerning beach attire. Some police departments give citations or warnings prior to enforcing punishment. You may be able to circumvent local laws on lewdness or indecent exposure if you don't intend to create sexual arousal or if the laws define "indecent exposure" as exposing private parts, which typically refer to the anus and genitals, not breasts.
Look for signs. Generally, nudist beaches or other areas where you can go topless have signs stating the rules or regulations. Likewise, if wearing a topless bikini is prohibited, the signs for the beaches should clearly state it. If there aren't signs posted, look around at the other ladies on the beach. When in doubt, keep your top on unless there are several topless women in the area.
Know which beaches allow topless bikinis. You can find a list of the best topless beaches online at Forbes. Top Freedom's website offers reports and regional links for topless areas, as well as some reports from individuals who have worn topless bikinis at specific beaches.
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