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swissjanie Thu 11-Apr-13 14:56:18

I have exhausted all possibilities in Edinburgh council to complain about a 1metre high shop front in the centre of town with silhouette of a kneeling naked woman facing another naked woman, holding her hips.(Explain lesbian oral sex to my 10 year old on the bus which stops outside it.) I have been referred to the Advertising Standards authority, who said it is not their ambit, tried Trading Standards who won't deal with consumers. Local council and citizen advice suggest I go to the Advertising authority..Has anyone had any success at this, I am sick of my two daughters looking at sex on the high street but no one seems to care anymore.

HullMum Thu 11-Apr-13 15:22:59

that's vile, shock

YonirockandrollbutIlikeit Thu 11-Apr-13 15:32:56

That's hideous. I'm not sure what to suggest.

Fisharefriendsnotfood Thu 11-Apr-13 15:47:56


OddBoots Thu 11-Apr-13 15:52:20

this suggests the police...

WishIdbeenatigermum Thu 11-Apr-13 16:34:20

I'd deface it. And if charged explain that you'd gone done all the legal routes to have it removed.

delboysfileofax Thu 11-Apr-13 16:41:27

How do you know they're naked if they're in silhouette?

Also did you really have to explain lesbian oral sex? Could you not say she has fallen or any other child friendly excuse?

chibi Thu 11-Apr-13 16:44:15

oh indeed you should have said the one lady was helping the other find a contact lens


there must be someone to complain to. that it is two women is immaterial, is is an explicit depiction of a sex act

Sausageeggbacon Thu 11-Apr-13 16:50:18

No idea why in Scotland it is different to England and Wales. Here it is part of their license and depending on the council they can lose their license for explicit advertising. Because Scotland has it's own laws and has merged police forces it is probably confused.

delboysfileofax Thu 11-Apr-13 16:59:25

Chibi, is that not a better idea than explaining lesbian oral sex to a 10 year old?

HullMum Thu 11-Apr-13 17:37:30

or a better idea would be someone taking it down? I doubt the op actually gave a full explanation of cunninglis on the 66 bus?

YoniSoprano Thu 11-Apr-13 17:41:17

Hmm, it wouldn't be the 66...

But anyway, I agree, its totally inappropriate for a shop front. Council Environment department?

chibi Thu 11-Apr-13 20:17:32

if it is ok to look at surely it is ok to describe, delboy, why ever not?

ediblewoman Thu 11-Apr-13 22:20:27

Object may have some advice? You could contact them

AnyFucker Thu 11-Apr-13 22:25:46

There simply is no "child friendly" explanation for silhouetted or otherwise depictions of naked women simulating sex acts to be on a shop front in a public area

KRITIQ Thu 11-Apr-13 23:55:26

Long story, but Edinburgh Council are pretty useless on this.

I'm not sure what part of Edinburgh it's in, but Malcolm Chisolm, MSP for Edinburgh North & Leith has taken up issues like this before. Kez Dugdale is MSP for Lothian and also has a special interest in this area. Even if they can't do anything directly about council matters, they can probably advise on steps that can be taken, and put pressure on those who can do things. Good luck.

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runningforthebusinheels Sat 13-Apr-13 14:59:09

Good luck op

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