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“Porn capital” title being stolen

By Kerces - 15 May 2006 4

Canberra is well known as the place to go if you want porn, pyrotechnics or politicians. However the Eros foundation kicked up a fuss in Saturday’s Canberra Times warning that we are losing our name as the porn capital.

In theory, the ACT should hold 100 per cent of the market of x-rated movies because it is illegal to sell them anywhere else. According to the sex industry lobby group these sales are worth about $250 million a year. However, blackmarkets have sprung up in Melbourne and Sydney and we now hold only about 15 per cent of the market.

These markets, being illegal, are unregulated which means Canberra retailers are losing out both in terms of customers and through the licensing fees they have to pay. Sex shop owners also said they were suffering because it was no longer a novelty to visit a sex shop in Fyshwick.

Not everyone is unhappy about this though, with the Australian Christian Lobby saying it would welcome the demise of Canberra’s sex industry (party-poopers!).

With each Queen’s Birthday weekend bringing us closer to the total ban of fireworks, it looks like our fair city will soon be known only for those windbags up on Capital Hill. Do we want to let this happen? If not, I say let’s start a campaign to save Fyshwick’s reputation. Take yourself off this week and buy something x-rated and make all your friends, family, neighbours, teachers, check-out chicks and dogs do the same.

Have fun!

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4 Responses to
“Porn capital” title being stolen
RandomGit 2:41 pm 15 May 06

Big fucking thumbs up to that Kerces!

Binker 1:08 pm 15 May 06

The Christians may say this but when the World Counsel of Churches held their big conference thingy in Canberra (now quite some years ago) the ACT brothels did business like they have not seen before or since. They made the summer natters appear like impotent misers with over inflated morals.

Mr Evil 11:50 am 15 May 06

“Not everyone is unhappy about this though, with the Australian Christian Lobby saying it would welcome the demise of Canberra’s sex industry (party-poopers!).”

I’d actually be happier if the Christian Lobby disappeared from Canberra.

Thumper 10:57 am 15 May 06

Take one for the team and make your own movie!

Let’s not let our culture be destroyed….

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