(A) Pur­pose.  It is the pur­pose of this Arti­cle to reg­u­late pub­lic nudi­ty in order to pro­mote the health, safe­ty, morals, and gen­er­al wel­fare of the cit­i­zens of the Coun­ty.  The pro­vi­sions of this Arti­cle have nei­ther the pur­pose nor effect of impos­ing a lim­i­ta­tion or restric­tion on the con­tent of any com­mu­nica­tive materials.

(B) Find­ings.  The Coun­ty Board finds:

  1. Pub­lic places allow­ing nudi­ty lend them­selves to ancil­lary unlaw­ful and unhealthy activ­i­ties that are present­ly uncontrolled.
  2. Sex­u­al acts, includ­ing mas­tur­ba­tion, and oral and anal sex, occur at adult ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es, espe­cial­ly those which pro­vide pri­vate or semi-pri­­vate booths or cubi­cles for view­ing films, videos, live sex shows or pub­lic nudity.
  3. Allow­ing pub­lic nudi­ty cre­ates unhealthy conditions.
  4. Per­sons fre­quent cer­tain adult the­aters, adult arcades, and oth­er adult ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es for the pur­pose of engag­ing in sex with­in the premis­es of such adult ori­ent­ed businesses.
  5. At least fifty (50) com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases may be spread by activ­i­ties occur­ring in adult ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es involv­ing pub­lic nudi­ty, includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to, syphilis, gon­or­rhea, human immun­od­e­fi­cien­cy virus infec­tion (HIV-AIDS), gen­i­tal her­pes, hepati­tis B, Non A, Non B ame­bi­a­sis, sal­mo­nel­la infec­tions and shigel­la infections.
  6. Since 1981 and to the present, there has been an increas­ing cumu­la­tive num­ber of report­ed cas­es of AIDS caused by the human immun­od­e­fi­cien­cy virus (HIV) in the­Unit­ed States.
  7. The Sur­geon Gen­er­al of the Unit­ed States in his report of Octo­ber 22, 1986, has advised the Amer­i­can pub­lic that AIDS and HIV infec­tion may be trans­mit­ted through sex­u­al con­tact, intra­venous drug abuse, expo­sure to infect­ed blood and blood com­po­nents, and from an infect­ed moth­er to her newborn.
  8. Accord­ing to the best sci­en­tif­ic evi­dence, AIDS and HIV infec­tion, as well as syphilis and gon­or­rhea, are prin­ci­pal­ly trans­mit­ted by sex­u­al acts.
  9. San­i­tary con­di­tions in some adult ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es and those places allow­ing pub­lic nudi­ty are unhealthy, in part, because the activ­i­ties con­duct­ed there are unhealthy, and, in part, because of the unreg­u­lat­ed nature of the activ­i­ties, includ­ing nudi­ty, and the fail­ure of the own­ers and the oper­a­tors of the facil­i­ties to self-reg­u­late those activ­i­ties and main­tain those facilities.
  10. Numer­ous stud­ies and reports have deter­mined that semen is found in the areas of adult ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es allow­ing pub­lic nudi­ty and where per­sons view “adult” ori­ent­ed films.
  11. The find­ings not­ed in para­graphs (1) through (10) raise sub­stan­tial gov­ern­men­tal concerns.
  12. Pub­lic places allow­ing nudi­ty have oper­a­tional char­ac­ter­is­tics which should be rea­son­ably reg­u­lat­ed in order to pro­tect those sub­stan­tial gov­ern­men­tal concerns.
  13. The gen­er­al wel­fare, health, morals and safe­ty of the cit­i­zens of the Coun­ty will be pro­mot­ed by the enact­ment of this Arti­cle.