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Friday, September 14, 2012

Supervisor Scott Wiener Says Drawing Attention to Your Cock in Public Is Obnoxious

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Says public erections are not really political
  • Says public erections are not really political

Last week, SF Weekly told readers about how nudists in the Castro were starting to feel singled out because of their cock rings. They accused police of conducting "cock ring patrols" threatening to arrest nudists who were caught wearing the sex paraphernalia in public.

Cops deny they've been on penis patrol, though if they haven't been inspecting naked penises, they might be soon. Supervisor Scott Wiener, who has already explained his discomfort with naked people, told the Bay Area Reporter that he's considering legislation that would ban all public nudity.

The District 8 supervisor, who represents the penis-flapping Castro, says people aren't just uncomfortable with this lewd look, they're "absolutely repulsed by it." Or at least people who run in Wiener's circle.

He astutely noted that the whole purpose of a cock ring is to 1. maintain an erection, or 2. draw attention to the cock -- both of which are "obnoxious" and  "irresponsible," as long as you are in public.

So what?
  • So what?
He's worried that, with the warm weather and all, more men are going to want to strip their pants off and slip on a cock ring before heading to Hot Cookie in the Castro.

Naturally, nudists disagree, arguing that cock rings are no different than any other ornament you put on your body: a headband or earrings perhaps.

"I think people in the city are tired of this being an issue and are tired of seeing the city wasting resources on something that is not really a problem," Local nudist Mitch Hightower told BAR. "Most people I know who like to be naked in the plaza want nothing to do with the police. They want to be naked and left alone."

Don't we all?

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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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