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Public-images-osm logo.svg shop = erotic
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A shop selling erotic products such as sex toys, erotic lingerie, fetish clothing, safe sex products, erotic games and gifts, and pornographic films and magazines Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: For adults only
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

An  erotic shop or sex shop is a shop that primarily or exclusively sells erotic products, such as sex toys, erotic lingerie and underwear, fetish clothing, safe sex products (condoms etc.), and erotic games and gifts.

This tag also includes shops that sell pornographic films and magazines — the euphemisms "adult video store" and "adult book store" are commonly used to refer to sex shops that predominantly sell such media. Naturally, this latter category is in decline due to the availability of on-demand streaming and the internet.

How to Map

Set a node or draw as an area along the shop outline. Tag it with shop=erotic.

Tag to use in combination

Tagging scheme for shop=erotic
Tag Description Example
name=* Name of shop.
opening_hours=* When shop is open. opening_hours=Mo-Sa 10:00-20:00
books=erotic If it sell books.
clothes=* If it sell clothes. clothes=leather;underwear
min_age=* Minimum age to enter the store min_age=18

For shops which primarily cater to lesbians, gay men, or trans folk, the tag lgbtq=primary can be used. Take care not to apply this tag to any erotic shop just because it sells fetish items, leather clothing, or BDSM articles often associated with (for example) the gay subculture. Often, such shops pride themselves on welcoming everyone interested in their products, regardless of their sexuality. Naturally, shops which advertise items specifically aimed at people from the aforementioned categories, usually do warrant at least lgbtq=welcome. When in doubt, ask the store.