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  • Sex Establishments are defined by schedule two of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982. 
  • There are four categories of sex establishments: sex shops, sex cinemas, sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars.
  • Sex shops are premises that sell, hire, lend, display or demonstrate sex articles. To open a sex shop you must apply for a licence.
  • To open a sexual entertainment venue you will need to apply for a licence. Find out more about how to do this.