(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:
Public places allowing nudity lend themselves to ancillary unlawful and unhealthy activities that are presently uncontrolled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to the best scientific evidence, AIDS and HIV infection, as well as syphilis and gonorrhea, are principally transmitted by sexual acts.
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.
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.
The findings noted in paragraphs (1) through (10) raise substantial governmental concerns.
Public places allowing nudity have operational characteristics which should be reasonably regulated in order to protect those substantial governmental concerns.
The general welfare, health, morals and safety of the citizens of the County will be promoted by the enactment of this Article.