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(1)For the purpose of sections 10 to 12 above, a person is involved in pornography if an indecent image of that person is recorded; and similar expressions, and “pornography”, are to be construed accordingly.
(2)In those sections, “provider of sexual services” means a person (“B”) who, on at least one occasion and whether or not compelled to do so, offers or provides B’s sexual services to another person in return for payment or a promise of payment to B or a third party; and “provision of sexual services” is to be construed accordingly.
(3)In subsection (2) above, “payment” means any financial advantage, including the discharge of an obligation to pay or the provision of goods or services (including sexual services) gratuitously or at a discount.
(4)For the purpose of subsections (2) and (3) above, “sexual services” are—
(a)the performance of sexual activity; or
(b)the performance of any other activity that a reasonable person would, in all the circumstances, consider to be for the purpose of providing sexual gratification,
and a person’s sexual services are offered or provided to another person where such an activity is offered to be performed or performed with or for the other person.
(5)A person does not commit an offence under section 10, 11 or 12 above by reason only of doing something within section 52(1) or 52A(1) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 45).
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