On the one hand, there are stores resembling the UK's Ann Summers, tending toward "softer" product lines.[citation needed] On the other hand, there are stores that evolved specifically out of a sex-positive culture, such as San Francisco's Good Vibrations and Xandria. The latter class of stores tend to be very consciously community-oriented businesses, sponsoring lecture series and being actively involved in sex-related health issues, etc.

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“I lived in Seattle for a while and it has some awesome independent women-owned sex stores,” said Johnson. “When I moved back to Denver, it was strikingly obvious it wasn’t here. We can do better, We can empower women rather than making them feel embarrassed.” Kalasz echoed the sentiment. “Denver is young, it’s progressive, there are a lot of women moving to Denver, there are a lot of sexually progressive groups in Denver. We have a big kink community here, there is a big LGBTQ community and we also both felt really passionately about sex as a positive force.”
By the 1980s, purges of the police force along with new and tighter licensing controls by the City of Westminster led to a crackdown on illegal premises in Soho. In the early 1990s, London's Hackney council sought to shut down Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium, because they did not have a licence. Sh! took the council to court and consequently won the right to remain open as there were no sufficient reasons for the closure. In 2003 the Ann Summers chain of lingerie and sex toy shops won the right to advertise for shop assistants in Job Centres, which was originally banned under restrictions on what advertising could be carried out by the sex industry.[13] In 2007, a Northern Ireland sex shop was denied a licence by the Belfast City Council. The shop appealed and won, but this was overturned by the House of Lords.[14] Sexshop
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