Sheffield's Private Shop has closed on Division Street. The shop is now being converted into a Mangobeans coffee shop.
The shop had a minor claim to fame as it is next door to house where Jarvis Cocker of the Sheffield band Pulp, fell out of a window at party when trying to impress a girl with his Spiderman impression.
A poster for 4Play Adult Store, which appeared near a bus stop in Whitley Bay in Tyne and Wear, was seen
on 25 April 2017. The ad contained text that stated 4play adult store ... Use our new Click & Collect service to receive an additional 10% Discount. The ad also featured an image of a woman dressed in purple bra, knickers, suspenders and
stockings. She was reclining on her side with her arm raised and her hand touching her head.
A complainant, who believed that the ad was unsuitable for display where children could see it, challenged whether the ad was irresponsible.
ASA Assessment: Complaint not upheld
The ASA noted that the model featured in the ad was in a reclining pose that accentuated her chest and hips. The model's hair appeared tousled, her lips were slightly parted and she had a sultry facial expression. Although the model was wearing a
matching lingerie set, we noted that it was not overtly revealing and the ad did not show any nudity. We noted that the name of the shop was a play on words and acknowledged that some might find the name distasteful, but considered that the pun
was unlikely to be understood by most children. We also acknowledged that some might find the products sold by the shop distasteful, but noted that such products could be advertised as long as ads complied with the Code and were not irresponsible,
harmful or offensive in their presentation.
Notwithstanding the nature of the products sold by Damcott, we considered that the image featured was sensual, and the ad overall was sexually suggestive but not explicit. The size of the poster and the location on a main high street meant that it
was likely to attract some attention. Although we understood that the ad in question did not have a placement restriction, we noted that it had been placed more than 100m away from schools located in the area. We therefore considered that the ad
had not been inappropriately placed and that it was not irresponsible.
This hyper-realistic sex robot filmed having an orgasm in a jaw-dropping video can now be bought for the
The human-like erotic cyborg, named Samantha, has been programmed with eight different modes: family, entertainment, analysis, sleep and three sexy settings -- romantic, calm and nasty.
For around £2,500 customers can buy their very own sex robot.
Its creator, Dr Sergi Santos, from Barcelona, told Daily Star Online the experience of seeing Samantha climax will be surreal and comparable, if not better, than human sex. After months of fine tuning, Dr Santos, a scientist and academic, has
finally started selling his talking female androids through his robotics company, Synthea Amatus.
Her brain memory is stored on an SD card in a computer inside her head, which is attached to the voluptuous silicone body. Her body has pressure points, which are responsive to physical interaction and feedback to the brain. This means Samantha
can tell when you're getting excited because of penetration, speed and the way she got aroused
Samantha can be seen at Liberation sex shop in Covent Garden.
Some while ago, the European Court of Justice ruled that council fees should be limited to the cost of administration associated with
licence. This put at end to massive morality charges but left open the debate about what costs are reasonable to include. Westminster Council has just won a case at the Supreme Court as part of this debate.
The latest case considered repayments to overcharged licence fee payers. The Court ruled that the correct approach to settling the repayment question is one that restores the parties to the position they should have been in.
The Court also stated that enforcement costs could be passed on to licence fee payers, but not before a a licensing application has been successful. ie the full costs cannot be loaded onto an applicant who has been refused a licence.
A number of operators of licensed sex shops in Soho, led by Simply Pleasure owner Timothy Hemming, had challenged Westminster City Council's previous practice of charging a £26,000 management fee over and above a £2,600 administration fee as part
of the licensing application process. The fee went towards the costs of management and enforcement of the regime, and was refundable if the application was refused.
The case will now return to the High Court, which will settle a number of questions as to the reasonableness of the fees raised by the licence holders.
A sex shop boss has been fined €400 for illegally supplying porn videos from her shop in Navan.
She was found guilty after gardai seized 126 DVDs following a raid on her shop Mandy's Delights.
All the seized DVDs featured mainsteam porn with titles such as Jasmine and Her Gang, Third Sex Encounters, Apples and Bananas, The Great British Gender Bender #2, Discovering Alexis Texas, Backdoor Emergency Entry, 40 is the new 20, Best of Bisexual
and Land of the Shemales.
For 40 years sex shop Colin's Books has sold porn and sex toys to its customers in Cardiff. A sign in red felt tip told customers
All DVDs £5 cash only.
But the store was shutting its doors for good on Saturday as the businessmen behind the venture decided to retire. Colin's business partner Anthony expanded:
It used to be a little backstreet here but it is all built up now and the rents are going up and the rates are going up and we don't want to get in a difficult position. It's time to get out, it's not like it used to be with the internet.