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  New owners on the prowl...

Prowler stores in Soho and Brighton have changed hands


Link Here 21st April 2017
prowler logoThe Prowler Group including several sex shops and the Gay Times went into administration in March 2017.

The ABS Holdings, who run the Simply Pleasure chain of sex shops has just purchased the Prowler shops in Soho and Brighton and will keep these shops open.

The Birmingham store has closed though, as has Expectations in Hoxton, London which closed at the end of last year.

The Gay Times has been bought by a management group and will continue to publish.

 

  Mandy's Delights...

Irish sex shop owner receivers a small fine for selling porn DVDs without a licence


Link Here 13th February 2017
mandys delightsA sex shop boss has been fined 400 for illegally supplying porn videos from her shop in Navan.

She was found guilty after gardai seized 126 DVDs following a raid on her shop Mandy's Delights.

All the seized DVDs featured mainsteam porn with titles such as Jasmine and Her Gang, Third Sex Encounters, Apples and Bananas, The Great British Gender Bender #2, Discovering Alexis Texas, Backdoor Emergency Entry, 40 is the new 20, Best of Bisexual and Land of the Shemales.

 

 Update: Fifty Shades of Hype...

Men banned from Fifty Shades Darker in Ireland whilst everyone is banned in Vietnam


Link Here 11th February 2017  full story: Fifty Shades of Grey Movies...Kink for kids Hollywood style
fifty shades darker againHype for Fifty Shades Darker seems to be flagging compared with last year's original Fifty Shades of Grey.

Offending everybody in Navan

The only offering so far is a story from a cinema in Ireland that has announced that it will ban single men from the film. And even that ban sounds a little tenuous. A message informing men that they could not come in to watch the film was recorded by a staff member at the Diamond Cinema in Navan, stated:

If you're looking to go to Fifty Shades Darker and you're bringing your boyfriend, you better keep lots of space between you.

It's on an 18 cert and I must stress that single men or married men on their own, any unaccompanied males will not be allowed in.

And apparently the cinema will be keeping an eye on women viewers to ensure that they can control themselves.

Miserable Vietnam

Meanwhile in Vietnam, the country's censors may have obliged by banning the film, but again the reports are bit unsure.

Two new releases were lined up for local cinemas but both somehow got banned or delayed. Planned premiers for Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter 2 were cancelled at the last minute.

Nguyen Hoang Hai from CGV, the biggest cinema chain in Vietnam, said it did not receive permission to start showing 50 Shades Darker on Friday morning. Screenings for the press were reportedly canceled earlier this week. Hai also said that the version intended for the Vietnamese market already had several sex scenes cut and that local theaters were also expecting an adult-only C18 rating.

The first 50 Shades film did not have so much luck either two years ago, when censors unexpectedly canceled all planned screenings. Then a so-called Asian version managed to hit theaters but moviegoers complained that there were no sex scenes left.

Finger on the Pulse

pulse and cocktails logoPerhaps a more positive and encourage approach is demonstrated by the Pulse & Cocktails sex shop chain.

Sex superstore Pulse and Cocktails has stocked up on whips, blindfolds and handcuffs in preparation for Fifty Shades Darker and anyone taking in a cinema ticket can get a discount on their purchase.

Pulse and Cocktails is offering cinema-goers inspired by the film 20% off for anyone taking their cinema ticket in to their local store.

Since the film franchise was released, Pulse and Cocktails has recorded a sales spike in the toys featured in the film, including sales of whips and spankers. Current best sellers are floggers and whips, eye masks and designer sex toys.