Dining in the buff

Nudists May Soon Have To Cover Up In SF Area Eateries

2011-08-14 San Francisco 133 Transamerica Pyramid from Montgomery StreetSome folks in San Francisco’s Castro district like to stroll around nude, sit bare-assed in public restaurants, and enjoy a meal while their genitals air out. But contrary to his name, City Supervisor Scott Wiener is not happy about seeing people’s junk while eating—he’s proposed a law that would require nudists to cover their lower bits and place a barrier between their cheeks and the seat in any restaurant.

He says it’s strictly for reasons of health and sanitation but at least one local nudist wants Weiner to keep his “conservative” laws off his body. Eric Anderson said, “Anyone who has a problem seeing people in the buff need to take a closer look at their own issues with body image.”

Or a closer look at their sandwich to avoid having to see Mr. Anderson’s low hangers.

One Castro resident says that the nudists simply discourage people from partaking in local commerce while another has more of a problem with the local meth heads than she does with nekkid people.

Strangely, it’s completely okay to be nude in San Fran as long as you’re not aroused. Hard penises constitute public lewdness whereas floppy cocks are just good-humored fun.

 

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19 Comments

  • Jess

    I don’t have a problem with nudist; the human body doesn’t bother and I think it should be celebrated, but I have to agree with the proposed law for it’s intended purpose; ie health an sanitation issues.

  • Kiron

    I’m a very open individual, but there’s a time and a place for everything and being naked in a place where people eat is just plain gross. I support this “conservative” bill.

  • JayKay

    Public nudism should just be banned entirely. If the freaks want to strut around dick hanging, let them do it in the privacy of their own home.

    If there were such a thing as attractive nudists I might feel differently.

  • Matt

    I just saw one of the nudists tweaking out by himself in the Castro Commons last Sunday afternoon. There is another one who also seems to be on something, and sprawled out. I don’t have a problem with nudity, but man, you’re sitting down on things other people have to use after you! If they were carrying around wet wipes or Lysol, or just standing around, that would be fine.

  • Hyhybt

    “…another has more of a problem with the local meth heads than she does with nekkid people.”

    Well, of course you have to choose to dislike only one or the other…

  • ewe

    I don’t want to sit on any seat previously occupied by a urine stained shit hole. It’s a hygeine issue and i am in complete agreement. Please please please use deodorant along with the towel. thanks.

  • ewe

    Keep in mind that Tony Perkins is not the only one with a smelly crusty asshole. Literally.

  • Ian

    Please… ban it already. I’m not against nudists and have hiked and beached nude many times. But for god’s sake, do you really need to eat in a restaurant bare ass? Who wants to see that while eating dinner.

  • EdWoody

    I lived in San Francisco for a year, walked through the Castro just about every day, and never saw any naked people except for on Folsom day, and that wasn’t even in the Castro.

  • Libertarian Larry

    In a word: Ew. Like EdWoody (above), I once lived in SF, frequented the Castro, and never saw anyone flashing the crowd—ever. No one would have dared be that disrespectful to demand the public accept his desire to go naked in a restaurant. What the fuck has happened to that once-beautiful city is beyond me. Where it was once the jewel of the west, it’s steadily becoming the freak-show/laughing-stock of the west.

  • RomanHans

    > City Supervisor Scott Wiener is not happy
    > about seeing people’s junk while eating

    Hey, I’m not thrilled about watching heterosexuals smack their food to death in open mouths. My amazing little secret is DON’T LOOK.

  • RomanHans

    > Where it was once the jewel of the west, it’s steadily
    > becoming the freak-show/laughing-stock of the west.

    Fuck you. Before you criticize a city for going too far with tolerance, attack one that hasn’t gone anywhere. Like, you know, EVERY OTHER CITY IN AMERICA.

  • Libertarian Larry

    @RomanHans: Two words, buddy: anger & management.

  • paul f

    True nudists know that you always pack a towel to sit on for purposes of hygene.(As I sit on my towel typing this.) Sounds like the people the city supervisor has seen are exhibitionists, not “nudists”. When going into a resturant, WEAR the towel. If you plan to go hitching on a spaceship, bring your toothbrush as well. JayKay, we’re not doing it for your viewing pleasure, we do it because we truely dislike wearing clothes. Health tip: wearing tight undershorts causes (reversable) sterility, either go comando or wear boxers, or go NUDE.

  • the crustybastard

    People who lounge at home in the nude and attend nudist camps or nude beaches are nudists. I have no problem with nudists.

    People who revel in compelling others to view their genitals are called “exhibitionists.” These people are selfish assholes.

  • GayGOP

    We’ve taken liberality too far. There are things the public does not need to see. It’s time to start banning public nudity except in corralled areas.

  • Pete n SFO

    I live here. The nudists are friendly & respectful. I’ve never seen a nekkid person in a restaurant, but I see the naked guys just about daily.

    I really think people need to double-check their thinking about this- to be naked is not lewd, & body-image jokes reveal much more about you. No one needs protection from another person’s nakedness. And what makes you believe that anyone is pleased to have to look at you, naked or otherwise, & no one complains (as far as you know!)

    “Taking Offense” is a willful action. A person chooses to be offended. The naked guys are totally mellow & get dressed if there’s a complaint. People make fun of SFO for lots of stuff, but over time, most people end up realizing that we usually have made a valid point.

  • Sebizzar

    @Ian: Lolol this is too funny xD

  • B

    No. 8 · EdWoody wrote, “I lived in San Francisco for a year, walked through the Castro just about every day, and never saw any naked people except for on Folsom day, and that wasn’t even in the Castro.”

    Note that “lived” is in the past tense. These nude guys (I’d be surprised if there are 10 of them in all, with only a fraction of that out on any given day) are there and a relatively recent phenomena. They let you tell the tourists from the locals – the locals ignore them. All of the ones I’ve seen pretty much fit the quip, “Why are the people you see with their clothes off never the people you want to see with their clothes off?” They obviously are trying to make a political point – they are out there on days where most people would want to be wearing several layers to stay comfortable.

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