Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro became a popular spot for nudists.Emeritus Professor Max Kirkeberg, Department of Geography, San Francisco State University

The History of Nudity in San Francisco Uncovered

In San Francisco you’ll see naked people on bike rides, lounging on Baker Beach, running in the Bay to Breakers or walking around at the Folsom Street Fair.

A few years ago Bay Curious listener Kelly Hardesty was walking in the Castro with her daughter when they saw a naked man, who wore nothing but white tennis shoes. Her daughter said, “Mommy, Mommy he’s naked.” She replied, “Yeah, he is.”

Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro became a popular spot for nudists.Emeritus Professor Max Kirkeberg, Department of Geography, San Francisco State University
Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro became a popular spot for nudists.

Kelly didn’t want to make a big deal about it, since it wasn’t exactly the most unusual sight in the city, but then a mailman looked at her and said, “I remember when I first started my route, and that used to shock me, too, but now I don’t think anything of it.”

That got Kelly wondering:

“Is it legal to be naked in San Francisco … and if so, has it always been that way?” Cont…Read full original article…

Source: KQED

15 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

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