The controversial Sexpo billboard on Brisbane Street at Dinmore.
The controversial Sexpo billboard on Brisbane Street at Dinmore.

Queensland wants sex indoors - not on roadside signs

NO SEX please. We're Queenslanders.

At least that is the impression from the overwhelming majority of submissions to a parliamentary inquiry into sexually explicit outdoor advertising - and whether the state needs a classification system.

"Can we not sit on the train or bus and enjoy some nice scenery instead of having these billboards in your face?" questions Helen Dowling, who suggests people having issues in the bedroom visit their GP.

Julie Robinson wrote to the committee to express her "disgust" over the Rip and Roll campaign, and condom advertisements in general, and shared a recent anecdote about a discussion she had with someone who questioned her concern.

"I said I was aware of the huge rise in STDs but my view is that it is not due to a lack of condom advertising, but rather the fact that too many people are engaging in sexual activity too young and with too many partners. I said there are places to advertise condoms and it's not in the public spaces," she said.


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