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Vegas stages its first World Naked Bike Ride

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In our society, the human body is highly sexualized, and its public baring is usually deemed a criminal offense. So it might shock you that on June 11, a hoard of naked bicyclists will crowd Las Vegas’ streets. The Erotic Heritage Museum will host Vegas’ inaugural World Naked Bike Ride, which already occurs annually in more than 75 cities in over 20 countries. This peaceful political protest celebrates our natural form in a non-sexual manner while calling attention to the world’s dependence on fossil fuels. Riding nude suggests a dichotomy, between being vulnerable yet empowered.

The Vegas ride will organize at the museum (just west of the Strip) at 6 p.m. for a pre-party with free food, non-alcoholic drinks and music. Ride naked at your own risk, however—public nudity is illegal in Clark County. If you’re worried, consider a G-string and/or sparkly bra or some decorative tassels.

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