A council in Derbyshire has drawn up a raunchy new set of rules for sex clubs in the area which covers everything from G-strings to heavy petting.
North East Derbyshire District Council has drafted a new Sex Establishment Policy which addresses how punters can act at sex shops, cinemas and other entertainment premises.
Among other things the draft policy has banned customers from throwing money at dancers and rules that they must remain at least 30cm away from them, reports Derbyshire Live.
It also states that performers must not use sexually graphic language and have to wear a minimum of a non-transparent G-string at all times.
The policy has been written in response to a call for the council to adopt Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, which would give the authority more control over sex establishments.
It states: "During lap or table dancing performances customers shall remain seated, fully clothed, with hands clearly visible."
The policy also outlines that no performer should "engage in communication with customers in a way which could be reasonably interpreted as constituting solicitation or prostitution".
In a meeting of the council’s licensing committee, environmental health team manager Charmaine Terry said: "If we don’t adopt this we will be limited in our powers of enforcement."
She maintained that while the subject of sex establishments was an "emotive" one for the public, a licence could not be refused "purely on moral grounds".
One constituent commented: “Moral decency should be a consideration.
“The sex industry causes misery to millions.
“We don’t want this in North East Derbyshire.”
Another stated: “I can’t understand why our council is even considering letting this disgusting industry pedal its materials.
“Please, please don’t allow this.”
When asked whether they thought it was acceptable to have a sexual entertainment venue near a youth facility, 78% of respondents said "no", while 22% said "yes".
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78% said having a sex cinema near a women’s refuge was not acceptable, while 22% said it was.
Meanwhile, 84% said having a sex shop near a school was not okay, 14% said it was and the remainder had no opinion.
The licensing committee approved the draft policy.
It will now be put towards the full council which will decide whether to adopt it together with Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
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