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Citizen’s Attempt to Crack Down on Storefront Window Sex Encourages Gay Porn Shop to Show More Skin

When a citizen alerted the Ottawa bylaw department about the gay porn shop One In Ten’s “disgusting” storefront display, an officer stopped by to insist anything sexual be removed from the window. But the porn shop did its research and learned the city code’s language about shielding a “specified body area or a specified sexual activity” only applies to genitals, anuses, and women’s areolas. Which means, thanks to its legal research, One In Ten learned it’s perfectly legal to display bare asses in the window, which it plans on doing. Also: Ottawa has some fifty pages dedicated to “adult entertainment bylaws” alone? That seems like a lot.

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3 Comments

  • El Brucio

    Ottawa is the town that fun forgot. Which isn’t really surprising – the main employer is the federal government. It’s essentially designed to look really nice for tourists visiting the nation’s capital.

    On the plus side, our downtown streets and sidewalks tend to be really clean.

  • Joseph

    Come to Toronto and feast your eyes on all the sex shops with reams of filth in the windows. Priape in the Village, Northbound Leather and Seductions on Yonge Street just to name a few. It’s all over!

  • Josh

    Agreed, Ottawa is absolutely terrible. The city planning is the absolute worst, the transit system sucks, and the malls are terrible.

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