Un-Family Friendly Cities – Part Three Nudity Progression & Naked Bike Rides

By Donna Miller, Contributing Writer

[Warning: Some content may be considered offensive and is not appropriate for children. Links are not provided due to pornographic content.]

As a child advocate, I wrote this series to sound the alarm for desensitizing children to seeing adults partially or fully nude. Why is it a big deal? Pedophiles use nudity as a tool to break down sexual barriers between adults and children. If children see adults partially nude, it is easier for pedophiles to insert pornography into their interaction and play underwear games (getting children to remove their clothes) – both grooming tools used to set up his/her next victim.

Part 1 of our series addressed a “Go Topless Day” featuring Asheville, North Carolina and cities worldwide. Part 2 covered nudity at pride parades since parades are scheduled throughout the year. Part 3 examines nudity progression and “Naked Bike Rides” events. Our conclusion of this series is Part 4, List of American Topless States and Cities. These listings alert families who are making travel plans or relocating.
San Francisco recently had a heated nudity debate. The Los Angeles Times said, “Yes, there are limits to acceptable behavior, even here in the open-armed home of naked jogging, public floggings, and all things boundary pushing.”

According to Scott Wiener, a city supervisor representing the Castro neighborhood, whose measure also would require diners in restaurants to don clothing, “If you’re going to be naked in public, and you’re going to sit down on public seating, you should cover the seating up. We shouldn’t have to legislate about that, but we do. . . . It’s about basic public health.”

The article continues, “What began as a few guys strolling starkers through the streets has reached enough critical mass in recent years that Castro residents – and not just the increasing number of parents, gay and straight – have begun complaining to officials.”
As a result of these complaints, the City of San Francisco passed an ordinance not allowing full nudity in restaurants. Also, coverings (such as towels) must be placed on public seating due to health concerns. However, public officials emphatically state they aren’t outlawing public nudity – just placing common sense barriers. I strongly disagree with city officials. Is it common sense to allow young children to see fully nude males in public? Parents cannot take these children to strip clubs – why should a PUBLIC strip club be allowed?

As an illustration of the nudity debate in America, San Francisco is the epitome of nudity progression. They have hosted eight Naked Bike Rides (listed below). Also, their “Go Topless Day” events and their “pride” events are legendary not only for nudity, but public sex acts too. If you want to protect your child’s innocence, San Francisco is not the place to visit.

“Naked Bike Rides” skirt the law by using partial coverings such as socks on male genitals. Females go topless regularly at these events. Listed below are cities with multiple years participating in these annual and biannual events:

–Albany, NY – 3 rides – latest: ‘11
–Asheville, NC – 3 rides – latest: ‘07
–Austin, TX – 3 rides – latest: ‘06
–Black Rock City, CO – 6 rides – latest: ‘09
–Boulder, CO – 6 rides – latest: ‘09
–Burlington, VT – 5 rides – latest: ‘09
–Chicago, IL – 8 rides – latest: ‘11
–Denver, CO – 4 rides – latest: ‘11
–Eugene, OR – 4 rides – latest: ‘11, ‘10, ‘09, ‘08
–Los Angeles, CA – 4 rides – latest: ‘11
–Montpelier, VT – 5 rides – latest: ‘11
–New York City, NY – 3 rides – latest: ‘11
–Portland, OR – 8 rides – latest: ‘11
–Saint Louis, MO – 4 rides – latest: ‘11
–Saint Petersburg, FL – 3 rides – latest: ‘08
–San Francisco, CA – 8 rides – latest: ‘11
–Seattle, WA – (Cyclonudista Luminata/Night Ride) 25 rides – latest: ‘11
–Washington, DC – 5 rides – latest: ‘10

Seattle leads the way with 25 rides, and has the disgraceful distinction of hosting the most rides. Chicago, Portland, and San Francisco are runners-up in number of rides hosted yearly.

A casual attitude toward nudity only accelerates it. This extreme nudity debate is not just about San Francisco or Asheville – it’s about ANY city or state that refuses to rope in extreme factions over the desires of the majority of citizens – all in the name of “freedom” of some sort or another.

As concerned citizens have discovered, state laws have become weakened by liberals over time to give nudists the advantage. The challenge for citizens is to re-strengthen the state laws, and/or pass city laws to challenge public officials who have to be elected.
Fighting against nudity is well worth the effort because it opposes this abhorrent legacy of indecency, lost innocence, and health concerns attacking our children.
Look for Part 4: List of American Topless States and Cities

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  1. Kyle
    August 25, 2012

    Your argument stating that public nudity is a tool for child molesters and ‘underwear games’ seems a bit baseless. If you think about it, we are the only ‘clothed’ beings on this earth. All of our pets are naked, all of the animals and plants are naked, yet we don’t even give it a second thought. If we all became more comfortable with each others sexuality I would imagine, as with many other things, it would become second nature (no pun intended).

  2. Tom
    October 30, 2012

    I believe you are wrong. I am not a nudist or have I ever been associated with any nudists. I’m a Christian. A husband and father of 2.

    I am also a bit of a sexist and objectifyer of women. I don’t wish to be, I don’t mean to be, but I grew up in a traditional American home so that’s what I became.

    I am a proponent of equal rights for women with regard to topfree equality. As for full nudity amongst adults and children? I have no issue one way or another.

    The naked bike riders aren’t doing anything wrong. Your comparison to taking kids to a strip club is asinine. You are talking about sex vs. the body. Your inability to understand the difference between the body alone and sex with other people is THE problem.

    Your concern for kids being desensitized to nudity leading to them being more susceptible to preditors is standard shallow logic. It makes sense if you don’t think about it longer than 30 seconds. Pedophiles are almost entirely someone close to a kid. Seeing naked people ride by on bicycles isn’t going to make the difference between a kid who is slightly unsure about weird uncle bobs lap games and accepting it. Parents have to teach kids what is ok and what isn’t. If anything, Naked bike rides offer one more teaching opportunity.

    I support the continued desexualization of breasts for my daughters benefit but also for my son’s.

  3. Alex
    November 19, 2013

    THe only abhorrent thing here is your views and Scott Weiner for banning people from being nude fo political gain despite 60% of the population not having a problem with it. You are so brainwashed and mentally disturbed that you cannot see how outrageous it already was before that sex and public masturbation cannot be practiced openly in the street. how can something that brings so much pleasure be a bad thing let alone illegal! If aliens came to this planet theyd think we were all mad!

  4. December 4, 2013

    I don’t want millions of people to see me in a
    bikini anyway. ” Well, that’s because Scorpio teaches you something you need to learn. goes wrong irrespective of who caused it, the woman hopes you would be there to guide her steps, or what else do you think is taking responsibility.

  5. Brian Powell
    October 20, 2014

    I hope the writer continues to enjoy wearing her burka and niqab at all times Its the only decent thing to do.

  6. tom
    September 2, 2016

    You can’t be serious. There are rules and laws of public decency, not to mention health.

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