This city of just under one million people, surrounded by Oakland, Berkeley and Marin County, is regarded as one of the leading LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite) capitals of the world. There are many private meetings and get-togethers as well as public venues, such as the Steamworks and Body Electric in Berkeley, SF Jacks, and the Masturbate-A-Thon in the city itself.
There used to be a large, old three-story warehouse in the heart of the city that housed the Power Exchange. This was a venue that people could enter on weekend nights with all sorts of play facilities and scenarios. There were buckets with packets of lube and condoms scattered around, and all sorts of furniture and rooms, such as dungeons, slings, and a room with a bank of TVs playing various forms of porn. Attendees to the Power Exchange were primarily heterosexual or bi, with almost as many women as men in attendance. It helped matters that women were admitted with no cover charge on some evenings. Men typically started out wearing towels, but ended up discarding their towels as the evening wore on.
Perhaps one of the most fascinating aspects of San Francisco is public nudity. Until recently, it was legal to appear without clothing in public. That law was changed to being a misdemeanor as it is in most communities a few years ago, but is seldom enforced. There were times you could see naked people strolling around, catching buses, and even occasionally wanking at bus stops.
San Francisco is home to Baker Beach, a world-famous nude beach. It also has Marshall’s Beach, just north of Baker Beach, and so close to the Golden Gate bridge that drivers going south can see naked people. Not only that, Marshall’s Beach is an anything-goes beach, where sexual activity is not uncommon. Here’s much more about Marshall’s Beach: Marshall’s Beach. Both Marshall’s and Baker are within walking distance to the heart of downtown San Francisco. However, to access Marshall’s Beach, one has to walk down 330 stairs.
Even though California contains San Francisco, California is the least ‘kinky’ state in America, according to a survey by Pornhub.com. The kinkiest states are Alaska, Oregon, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.