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A Quickie History of Sex in L.A.
The sex offender registration law wasn’t always in place, and Hustler wasn’t always headquartered in L.A.
Doctors open an “electro-magnetic” sex clinic downtown.
“Petting Parties” inside parked automobiles are outlawed in South Gate.
Edward Weston begins photographing nudes at his Glendale studio.
Hollywood enforces the Hays Code; among the banned themes is “Sex perversion.”
The Ben Wa Novelty company opens in L.A. and begins selling popular “Geisha balls.”
California becomes the first state to enact the sex offender registration law.
JPL Rocket scientist and sex magic occultist Jack Parsons dies in an explosion in Pasadena.
Ed Wood’s cross-dressing drama, Glen Or Glenda, hits theaters.
The Pink Pussycat burlesque club and college of striptease opens on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Deep Throat opens at the Pussycat theater.
Larry Flynt moves Hustler’s headquarters to Los Angeles.
The Playboy Channel goes on the air.
A Glendale law requires “blinders” on adult magazines at newsstands.
“Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss is arrested for operating a prostitution ring.
An online survey reveals that 11% of users under 25 Say it’s OK to text during sex.
The Los Angeles City Council rejects a controversial Project Runway billboard because it features nude models.
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