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It is unlawful for anyone to have sex in public.

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Sec. 66-1. Nudity and sexual activities in public places.

(a) Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Public place means and includes streets, sidewalks or highways; transportation facilities; schools; places of amusement; parks; playgrounds; restaurants; nightclubs, cocktail lounges; burlesque houses; bars; cabarets; taverns; taprooms; private fraternal, social, golf or country clubs; or any public place that allows the consumption of intoxicating liquors including light wine, beer and alcoholic beverages on the premises.

Wholly or substantially exposed to public view, as such term pertains to breasts, means the showing of the female breast, in a public place, with less than a fully opaque covering of any portion of the areola.

(b) Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to perform in a public place, or for any person who owns or operates premises constituting a public place to permit or allow to be performed in such public place any of the following acts or conduct:

(1) The performance of acts or simulated acts of sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, bestiality, oral copulation, flagellation or any sexual acts which are prohibited by law, including, but not limited to, the actual or simulated touching, caressing or fondling of the breasts, buttocks, anus or genitals in public; or

(2) The actual or simulated public display of the pubic hair, anus, vulva or genitals.

(c) Exposing of female breasts prohibited; exception. With the exception of nursing mothers feeding their babies, it shall be unlawful for any live female to appear in a public place costumed or dressed so that one or both breasts are wholly or substantially exposed to public view, and it shall be unlawful for an owner or operator of any premises constituting a public place to permit or allow any such person to appear on the premises owned or operated by him.

Violation; penalty. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be punished as provided in section 1-13.

(d) Violation declared a nuisance. Any violation of this section shall be a public nuisance and shall be subject to abatement by injunction.

(Ord. No. 910015, 11-8-1991)

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