In terms of selling adult toys and lingerie, they are all legal products, but in terms of the planning and land use within our cities there are differences and regional variations.'New attitudes driving growth in physical stores, online retail Adult stores started opening in Australia in the early '70s, and have become increasingly popular as attitudes to sex have changed.'Here in Perth, there are more than 40 adult stores across the metropolitan region.
But as brothels and sex shops become increasingly acceptable, they're also reinventing their business models to stay relevant in an age of ubiquitous online porn.
stores have sprung up in the suburbs in the last decade, often situated side by side to hardware stores and pet food retailers.
Our lay Chaplains walk with people in the experience of illness and hospitalisation; with people living with the stigma and isolation of HIV/AIDS; with the residents who are imprisoned in the 14 prisons scattered across the state with children and young people in Youth Justice Centres.
Australia's adult industry is changing, finding a new generation of liberated customers and losing the 'dirty mac' clientele.
And our lay Chaplains are our ambassadors who gently enable the lived expression of the values of the gospel among those who sit at the edges of our society.