Sex shops are defined as premises used for a business, consisting to a significant degree of selling, hiring, exchanging, lending, displaying or demonstrating relevant articles, unless an exemption applies.
Each element of the definition will need to be defined and considered in turn to decide whether sexual entertainment is being provided or whether an exemption applies.
Licensing Authorities will attach a number of conditions to a sex shop licence. These tend to be standard, however, additional conditions specific to individual premises may also be added to a licence.
The process of applying for a sex shop licence is standard for all sex establishments.
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