After visiting the famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro , where the skimpiest amount of cloth passes for a tanga thong bathing suit or the even minuter version called fio dental or dental floss, and beachgoers revel in exposing almost their entire bodies, it isn't surprising that Brazil is one of the few South American countries that has legalized nude or naturist beaches and resorts. This is not without a struggle, though. Brazilian naturism has its following and is rising in popularity with international nudists and naturalists. Panama is a small, conservative country, but does have a lovely nude beach. Contadora Island lies off of Panama's Pacific coast.
Brazil Hotels and Places to Stay
This is a list of social nudity places in South America used for recreation. This list includes topfree beaches, clothing-optional beaches or nude beaches and some resorts. Topfree beaches allow women to sunbathe without a bikini top or other clothing above the waist. Clothing-optional beaches allow either sex to sunbathe with or without clothing above or below the waist.
A rally in Rio de Janeiro against baring all on the beach saw women take their tops off - but there were more photographers than protesters. A protest against Brazil's ban on topless sunbathing fell flat yesterday, with only a handful of women turning up. Thousands of women were expected to gather on Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach, taking off their bikinis in defiance of Brazilian law, which describes female toplessness as an "obscene act".
Topless activists took over Brazil's Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, as a group of Brazilian models, actresses and Brazil's recently elected topless Muses took off their bikinis and shirts for the Toplessaco protest, to end Brazil's prohibition on going topless at the beach. Last month a contest to choose a Topless Muse selected Karla Clemente by popular online vote. Natache Iemanja was also chosen by the jury. The Toplessaco is the second edition of an event, organised by Brazilian women and feminists, that aims to achieve the end of the prohibition against topless sunbathing on Brazil's beaches. The ban carries the threat of a fine and up to one year in prison. Back Back Share. Brazil: Topless models protest beach breast ban - 'break the taboo! Light news. Sign Up to get full script access.