Arkansas

Nudity Laws

Arkansas

* § 5-14-112. Indecent exposure.

(a)(1) A person commits indecent exposure if, with purpose to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of himself or of any other person, he exposes his sex organs:

(A) In a public place or public view; or

(B) Under circumstances in which he knows his conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm.

(2) Indecent exposure is a Class A misdemeanor.

(b)(1) A person commits indecent exposure to a person under the age of twelve (12) years if, with the purpose to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of himself or of any other person he purposefully exposes his sex organs to a person under the age of twelve (12) years.

(2) Indecent exposure to a person the age of twelve (12) years and under is a Class D felony.


* What is not stated in the above statute is that Arkansas is one of the most restrictive states when it comes to nudity. It's illegal to expose "private parts" to anyone other than a doctor, nurse, or spouse. It's also illegal to “advocate, demonstrate, or promote” nudity. Fines vary by locality but conviction could require registering as a sex offender.

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