I never visit sex shops or lapdancing clubs or nightclubs. Their existence does not offend me. I pay them no more heed than lingerie shops or ornament shops or any other shops that stock stuff I don't want to buy. Other people want to buy the stuff they sell, which is why those shops are still open. I don't want to buy it, so I don't go in. It's a simple solution and it works for me. I can't see any point in watching what other people buy. It's not affecting me at all. Unless they buy bullets with 'Leg-iron' written on them, I'm not going to worry about it.
Many people, it seems, take an awful lot of interest in what other people buy. Rather than simply passing shops that sell stuff they don't want, they feel the need to be outraged and offended and complain and bleat until they manage to close a premises they never had any intention of entering. Just for spite. Spite causes high blood pressure, you know.
I would never enter a shop selling legal highs and funny drug-smoking pipes because I don't want any of that. It is, however, perfectly legal to sell the things they sell and perfectly legal to buy them. So it's no concern of mine, I simply don't go in the shop. One such shop has opened near Rab's castle and the professionally offended are out in force. The idea of 'just pass it by and don't buy what you don't want to buy' seems not to occur to them. The council and the police have announced their intention to harass this legal business until it is destroyed. For the cheeeldren - who wouldn't be served in there even if they went in, because much of the stuff is age restricted and the shopkeepers know that there are those who would just love to use the cheeeldren as an excuse to shut them down.
Lapdancing is considered a bit naughty, just like those head shops. It happens behind closed doors. The only way you'll ever see it in action is to go inside. Therefore it can't offend anyone other than those who go there specifically to be offended. Oh, and those who are so highly professional at being offended that they have no need to go inside. They can be offended without even seeing or hearing the offensive thing. Without even meeting anyone who has seen or heard the offensive thing. The name of the offensive thing is all they need.
Letters from a Tory describes the latest move to shut down lapdancing clubs unless they pay protection money to the councils. The Krays had a racket like that. The cost of the protection will go up every year because the council gangsters will also be needling local people into constant complaints about the invisible offensive thing. They will then bow to this manufactured public pressure to increase the protection money until the club goes out of business.
They will then move on to the next offensive thing. One nobody has noticed yet.
I have no idea whether there's a lapdancing club near me and I don't care. I know there's a shop selling bongs, but I don't care because I don't want one. The reason I know about the bongs is because the shop sells cheap rolling papers, which I do want. It also sells a lot of stuff of interest to non-smokers as well as smokers, such as low-priced tools, kitchen stuff, general household gubbins, paint, etc. It's just like those old general stores from the Wild West.
If you don't want it, don't buy it. It's not complicated. If you spend all your time worrying about what other people want to buy and how other people live their lives, you will die faster than a smoker with a serious Buckfast habit.
Constant stress causes heart disease and cancer. Leave everyone else alone and you'll feel better and live longer.
Some people like the naughty stuff. It's not compulsory to join in. Just pass it by.