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Meaning of "sex shop" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEX SHOP

sex shop play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEX SHOP

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Sex shop is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEX SHOP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sex shop

A sex shop or erotic shop is a Retailer that sells products related to adult sexual or erotic entertainment, such as vibrators, lingerie, clothing, pornography, and other related products. The world's first sex shop was opened in 1962 by Beate Uhse AG in Flensburg, West Germany, and sex shops can now be found in many countries. Many sex shops also trade over the internet. Sex shops are part of the sex industry. In most jurisdictions, sex shops are regulated by law, with access not permitted to minors, the age depending on local law. Some jurisdictions prohibit sex shops and the merchandise they sell. In some jurisdictions that permit it, they may also show pornographic movies in private video booths, or have private striptease or peep shows. Also an adult movie theater may be attached. Near borders of countries with different laws regarding sex shops, shops on the more liberal side tend to be popular with customers from the other side, especially if importing the purchased materials by customers to their own country, and possessing them, is legal or tolerated. There are also many online sex shops selling a variety of adult content such as toys, fetish wear etc.

Definition of sex shop in the English dictionary

The definition of sex shop in the dictionary is a shop selling aids purporting to increase the pleasurableness of sexual activity. Other definition of sex shop is a shop selling erotica and pornographic material.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEX SHOP

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sex partner
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sex therapist
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sex toy
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WORDS THAT END LIKE SEX SHOP

a bull in a china shop
all over the shop
beauty shop
bike shop
body repair shop
body shop
cake shop
coffee shop
flower shop
gift shop
machine shop
one-stop shop
pawn shop
pet shop
Photoshop
print shop
repair shop
shut up shop
sports shop
thrift shop
video shop

Synonyms and antonyms of sex shop in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sex shop» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEX SHOP

Find out the translation of sex shop to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sex shop from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sex shop» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

性用品商店
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sex shop
570 millions of speakers

English

sex shop
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेक्स की दुकान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متجر الجنس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

секс-шоп
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sex shop
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সেক্স দোকান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sex-shop
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kedai seks
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sex-Shop
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

性風俗店
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

섹스 숍
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jinis toko
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sex shop
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செக்ஸ் கடை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सेक्स शॉप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Seks dükkanı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sex shop
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sex shop
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

секс - шоп
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sex-shop
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sex shop
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seks shop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sexbutik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sex shop
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sex shop

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEX SHOP»

The term «sex shop» is very widely used and occupies the 20.447 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEX SHOP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sex shop» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sex shop» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sex shop

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEX SHOP»

Discover the use of sex shop in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sex shop and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sex shops and the law
The contents of this book include discussions of the nature of the sex shop business, the emergence and spread of sex shops in Soho, opposition to the sex shops in Soho, the spreading to the provinces, the introduction of legislation, ...
Colin Manchester, 1986
2
Love Objects: Emotion, Design and Material Culture
and contradictions inherent in the embodied challenge made by the women's sex shop to the dominant sexual paradigm invested in the design of the 'traditional' male sex shop.3 Overwhelmingly, it asks how women read and negotiate the ...
Anna Moran, Sorcha O'Brien, 2014
3
Textbook on Civil Liberties and Human Rights
A change from a clothing shop to a sex shop, therefore, was subject to no planning control. The proliferation of sex shops in the Soho area was thought to be threatening its whole character, as most other commercial enterprises were being ...
Richard Stone, 2014
4
Blackstone's Statutes on Criminal Law 2014-2015
12 Certain video recordings only to be supplied in licensed sex shops (1) Where a classification certificate issued in respect of a video work states that no video recording containing that work is to be supplied other than in a licensed sex shop , ...
Peter Glazebrook, 2014
5
Queerying Planning: Challenging Heteronormative Assumptions ...
Controversially, it also opened up the possibility of local authorities making considerable revenue through variable fees for sex-shop licenses (e.g. in 2008 an annual license cost £1,500 in Peterborough, £4,500 in Salford, £5,000 in Liverpool ...
Petra L. Doan, 2011
6
The Politics of Sex: Prostitution and Pornography in ...
The Labor Opposition in the Victorian parliament raised no substantial objections to this amendment (VPD 307: 5639-41). In Perth the opening of a sex shop called Ecstasv in 1972 also produced a public furore and calls for government action ...
Barbara Sullivan, 1997
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Technologies of Sexiness: Sex, Identity, and Consumer Culture
Through this discursive removal of sex from the sex shop space, “safe” and “ seedy” were maintained. As extract 6 demonstrates, the sex shop space was effectively being constructed by these women through notions that emphasized the ...
Adrienne Evans, Sarah Riley, 2014
8
Sex and Sexuality in China
By contrast, at the Hongliang sex shop in Shanghai, a customer is something of an event, a marked downturn in fortunes from its early days when it was impossible to move for the crowds of men around the displays, and when bicycles blocked ...
Elaine Jeffreys, 2007
9
Offbeat South Africa: The Travel Guide to the Wacky and ...
Odd Places The offbeat places listed here include a 'sex shop'that doesn't sell sex, a tequila farm very far from the Mexican border, the Karoo version of hell itself ... and an introduction to 'Quirkyville South Africa' (towns and places with strange ...
Richard George, Denise Slabbert, Kim Wildman, 2007
10
Boston. Con Pianta. Ediz. Inglese
GOOD VIBRATIONS Map p107 Sex Shop %617-264-4400; www.goodvibes.com; 308A Harvard St; h11am-7pm Sun-Wed, to 8pm Thu-Sat; jCoolidge Corner Down a narrow alley and marked by a discrete sign, this woman-focused sex shop is ...
Mara Vorhees, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEX SHOP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sex shop is used in the context of the following news items.
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Court rejects sex shop restrictions
NEW YORK (AP) - A court has rejected New York City's efforts to restrict sex shops. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that adult video ... «myfoxny.com, Jul 15»
2
No bail for alleged sex shop drug trafficker
MACKAY woman Melinda Slingsby is alleged to have sold drugs from her sex shop business and is accused of being involved in drug trafficking ring. «Mackay Daily Mercury, Jun 15»
3
Teacher takes young students on field trip to sex shop
MINNEAPOLIS — A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking middle school and high school students on a field trip to an adult novelty ... «New York Post, Jun 15»
4
School takes kids on 'field trip' to sex shop
The leader of the small Minneapolis school took about a dozen middle- and high-school-aged students on the “field trip” to the sex shop in which pornographic ... «WND.com, Jun 15»
5
Israeli rabbi peddles 'kosher' pleasure with online sex shop
While the products are the same as those offered by sex shops everywhere, they are supplied in packages without the kind of racy illustrations that offend ... «Yahoo News, Jun 15»
6
'Sharia compliant' sex shop to open in Mecca selling halal sex …
Email. A “Sharia compliant” sex shop is reportedly to open in Mecca selling halal products for Muslims. ... “It's not about the sex act, it's what's going on around it. «The Independent, Apr 15»
7
Fifty Shades of Grey sex toys hit stores like Target
Anyone who has read the books knows that these items hardly come close to the more risque toys featured in the story. The UK-based online sex shop ... «CNNMoney, Feb 15»
8
Ian, Nikki spend about $1000 at sex shop?
... Nikki Reed - reportedly spent approximately $1,000 at a sex shop in Toronto, ... The couple visited Seduction Love Boutique Sunday and bought erotic toys ... «Times of India, Sep 14»
9
Workers disappointed after Ballarat sex shop robber avoids jail
A man who aimed a sawn-off rifle in a sex shop worker's face and demanded the victim open the cash register during a brazen armed robbery attempt in Ballarat ... «The Age, Jun 14»
10
Thief arrested after attacking sex store worker with sex toys
On Thursday, another man fell through a sex shop roof during a botched burglary in Cairns. Witnesses called police who arrested the man, 22, nearby. He faced ... «The Guardian, Jun 14»

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