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To avoid offending the public in general, public authorities maintain what are sometimes called "standards of decency".
What falls outside these standards are usually termed "indecent exposure", or similar terminology.
In Barcelona, public nudity used to be regarded as a recognised right, although there have been successful prosecutions for public nudity even there and a local ordinance by the local council in May 2011 empowers the authorities to impose a fine for nudity and being bare chested.
Others will point out that many people who participate in events such as clothing-optional bike rides or visit clothing-optional beaches do so casually and without association or formal affiliation to groups or movements.
Activist Daniel Johnson believes that labels and affiliations overly complicate a relatively simple phenomenon, alienate others from a fear of over-commitment or undesirable stereotypes, and thus get in the way of integrating nudity into everyday life.
during World Naked Bike Ride events or Bay to Breakers.
In some states, such as Oregon, public nudity is legal and protected as free speech, as long as there is not the "intent to arouse".
These standards, however, vary with time and place.