Let's visit the age-old question of "To Be Nude or Not To Be Nude". That was Shakespeare, right?

Since summer is right around the corner, I wanted to be prepared in case any of you have been wanting to plan a nude swim in a local watering hole.

Summers in Maine can be sweltering.

So the question it, would you bare it all in the natural setting of a public lake, beach, or even pool in Maine, if you could?

Ladies and gentle-dudes:

Is it legal to swim in public in Maine?

Some of us just want to take it off. But you can't take it ALL off.

What I uncovered is that the rules of this are as unpredictable as a game of Marco Polo.

According to the Portland Press Herald,

Under Maine law, anyone may go topless in public. However, Maine's indecent conduct statute prohibits anyone from knowingly exposing their genitals in public under circumstances 'that are likely to cause affront or alarm.'

Did you see that? ANYONE MAY GO TOPLESS in public.

But here's the catch: depending on where you are, you may get some flack. Common decency is not something of the pas.

Read the room, people. If there are lifeguards, families, or patrols on whatever body of water you're on, they may be against skinny dipping.

However, it does state that you may take off your top in public. So it's half-true.

Let's just say that according to the article, you can half-skinny dip. The top can be optional, but the bottoms must always stay on.

There also may be laws or bans depending on where you live, so make sure to check out your own local city ordinances to make sure you are covering all of your bases before uncovering them.

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Just remember to tread carefully and make sure to always respect the boundaries of common decency and your state and local laws.

Life is too short to be confined by top swimwear, so let your inner wild self roam free, but keep your clam covered for everyone's sake.

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