In Edgewater, Florida there’s this house. Somewhere, maybe in Edgewater, there’s this Web Site, “CocoDorm.com, where visitors can, for a fee, watch live video streams from the Edgewater house, where chiseled young males are paid $1,200, plus room, board and meals, to live in the two-story home for a month and have sex with each other on schedule,” reports the Miami Herald here. (Which I found while perusing The Volokh Conspiracy here.)
The question remains whether an e-commerce adult business should be subject to these same zoning laws as a traditional adult bookstore or gentleman’s club that features disrobing dancers. Some Internet sites, such as the highly publicized Voyeur Dorm, let subscribers observe several young women sharing a house. The houses are wired with cameras in various rooms so that subscribers have 24-hour access to the women’s activities.
The catch is that these houses may look like any other house in a residential district. City planners may wish to prevent such businesses from operating in neighborhoods, but may have a hard time regulating them under traditional adult-business zoning laws.
A hard time indeed. Keep an eye (or two) on this case.