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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ADULT BOOK STORE. An enclosed building providing books, magazines, photographs, reading material, literature or other objects representing material distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting or relating to specified sexual activities for distribution, purchase, observation or review by patrons therein.
ADULT MOTION PICTURE THEATER. An enclosed building with a capacity of three or more persons used for presenting material distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing, or relating to specific sexual activities or specified anatomical areas, as defined herein, for observation by patrons therein.
MASSAGE PARLORS. An enclosed building or enclosed area within a building in which any service offered or provided to the patrons, of said enclosed building or enclosed area within a building, consists of body massages, body rubs or other physical manipulation of the patron’s body. This chapter shall not apply to medical doctors or chiropractic doctors licensed to practice in the State of Pennsylvania.
OBSCENE. That which, to the average person applying contemporary community standards, has as its dominant theme, taken as a whole, an appeal to prurient interest.
SPECIFIED ANATOMICAL AREAS.
(1) Less than completely and opaquely covered:
(a) Human genitals, pubic region;
(b) Buttock; and
(c) Female breast below a point immediately above the top of the areola; and
(2) Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered.
SPECIFIED SEXUAL ACTIVITIES.
(1) Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal;
(2) Acts of human masturbation, sexual intercourse or sodomy; and
(3) Fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttock or female breast.
(Ord. 1238, passed 4-17-1978)