Not really, this was staged by a New York magazine.
Why? To illustrate the contrast between NYC & San Francisco.
According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal no "courtesy towel" was the giveaway. It is mandatory for naked people in San Francisco to use a "courtesy towel" to sit on a public seat. Did you know that?
They should have consulted me. I have a list a mile long of far more interesting, subversive and potentially clinical differences. ;-)