Exciting developments on your corner store newsstands this week: It's the San Francisco Bay Guardian's annual Northern California Nude Beaches issue! Besides being a handy resource for naturists and free softcore for everyone else, the 38th edition of the nude beach guide answers SF Weekly's concerns that the Guardian was being less than progressive with their lopsided displays of nudity in last year's edition. And it answers them with some prominently displayed flaccid penises. Naturally.

Last year, remember, SF Weekly took the Guardian to task for the male/female ratio of their Baker Beach photo shoot. Although the cover showed a couple pairs of breasts and some full-frontal ladybush, there was nary a wang in sight as the men hid behind back issues of the 45-year-old paper. This year, however, it's all dick-dick-boobs with not just one, but two prominently displayed male members.

Since you're probably dying to see this cover shoot, which we have reproduced after some shrinkage below: we will steer you away from the tepid online version — which is just a bunch of butts skipping gleefully into the Pacific. If no one was waving the stark naked cover in your face on Muni this morning and you'd like a closer look, you can flip through a digital edition in all it's full-frontal glory right here. [NSFW, obviously]

In other nudity-in-the-media news: nice to see that the management at the Examiner and the Guardian's new Canadian owners haven't asked the alt-weekly to tone it down, that would have been a real tragedy.


Previously: We Read The Weeklies, July 20th, 2011 (Slightly NSFW Edition)
SF Examiner Just Bought SF Bay Guardian
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