First of all, let’s get one thing straight…

Flashing is NOT illegal…at least not in most present day countries…

Flashing BECOMES illegal if it is accompanied by an indecent or obscene act…such as masturbating in public, which is still considered indecent in most countries.

So when we ask the question: where can we flash? … we are referring to LEGAL flashing, or legal public nudity, ONLY.

The other question is why should men flash at all?  Flashing is more or less accepted for women, but not so for men, and the question I am asked most often is, “Why do you do it?”

That is beyond the scope of this article, but suffice it to say that some men find flashing a legitimate means of self-expression and, as long as they stay this side of the law (no indecent acts), they should be allowed their means of self-expression without any stigma attached and without any harassment from the law.

Leonardo Da Vinci himself said, “Man is wrong to hide it.  He should decorate it and display it!” 

In other words, there is a legitimate need, at least for some, to display their genitals and society recognizes this need and provides outlets…

Here are some of them…


There are of course the nude beaches – an obvious example – but there are many other places and events – nude rallies and protests, naked runs and so on – where we can expose ourselves to lots of people legally.

San Francisco, for example, has Gay Pride Day, when you can run around in your birthday suit in the middle of the city, and the law won’t notice.  (Hopefully other people will!).

There is a National Penis Day in New Zealand, where naked men parade around in front of large crowds, including women and children…

There is a Nude Olympics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

A Philippine University in Manilla has a nude run every year….

Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts has the Harvard Primal Scream.  On the evening before exams, the students run naked into the courtyards and scream.  (Not sure what that does, but there must be a reason…)

Chicago, Illinois, has the Nude Polar Bear Run.  Hundreds of students dash naked across the University’s campus in the annual Polar Bear Run.

There is a World Naked Bike Ride where cyclists from various cities participate in a nude bike ride to celebrate and promote peace, love, and no oil!

Valentine’s Day Nude Bungee Jumping in Nanaimo, British Columbia, allows you to get naked and scream your head off as you leap off a bridge into a chasm.  Sounds like a lot of fun.

Swanbourne Nude Beach Olympics in Perth, Australia is fun in the sun as people compete in a round of friendly beach games.

And this is just the…er… tip of the iceberg.  There are hundreds of events like this around the globe, where nudity is accepted and even (dare we say it?) admired.


The above article was excerpted from my book, “BEGINNERS GUIDE TO FLASHING!”  It is available for purchase HERE