Sex establishments

Types of licensable sex establishment

There are three types of licensable sex establishment.

Sex shops

A sex shop is any premises, vehicle or or stall used for a business which consists to a significant degree of selling, hiring, exchanging, lending, displaying or demonstrating sex articles or other things intended for use in connection with or to encourage sexual activity or acts of force or restraint which are associated with sexual activity

Sex cinemas

A sex cinema is any premises, vehicle or stall used to a significant degree for the exhibition of moving pictures concerned primarily with the portrayal of or are intended to stimulate or encourage sexual activity or are concerned primarily with the portrayal of genital organs or urinary, or excretory functions.

Sexual entertainment venues

A sexual entertainment venue is any premises at which relevant entertainment is provided before a live audience.

Relevant entertainment means any live performance or any live display of nudity which is of such a nature that, ignoring financial gain, it must reasonably be assumed to be provided solely or principally for the purpose of sexually stimulating any member of the audience (whether by verbal or other means).