Archive for October, 2010

Film Work

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Performing in porn films involves performing sexual acts either solo or with other performers on camera. There are markets for many types of porn including straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. What a performer does on camera may not reflect their sexual orientation or tastes in their private life. There are porn studios in many […]

Various News Items

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

ALL THE LATEST ON WHAT WE’RE UP TO AND WHAT WE’VE DONE AP COVERAGE FOR DR CUSICK! Call to decriminalise prostitution Jun 18, 2009 A leading academic has called for prostitution to be decriminalised to protect women forced to work in the sex industry. Researchers said support structures are also needed to reduce the risk […]

Dancing

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Erotic dancing takes many forms – such as striptease, pole-dancing, table-dancing (a dance for one customer, at their table) and burlesque. It is legal in the UK, although if there is any physical contact prostitution laws apply (hence ‘lap-dancing’ – a dance on the lap – is officially banned). The vast majority of dancers are […]

Your Rights

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The Declaration of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe, agreed at The European Conference On Sex Work, Human Rights, Labour & Migration includes a section documenting abuses of sex workers’ human rights. ‘Under international law it is a fundamental human right that “all persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any […]

UK Legal Information

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

this information is kindly borrowed from SW5… thanks… for more information please see www.sw5.info The UK legal system is often a version of the jokes about good news and bad news. Prostitution – exchanging participation in sexual activities for money or other goods – has always been legal in the UK. It’s actually arguably more […]

Interview with Julia Query

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The Lusty lady, a peep show club in San Francisco, is currently the only unionised nude theatre in the U.S. Julia Query is a union organiser and co-director of documentary “Live Nude Girls UNITE!” Respect: How did you become a peep show dancer? Julia: I went in to become a stripper because I had left […]

Feminism and Whores by Douglas Fox

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Once upon a time Feminism was the natural bed fellow of the civil rights movement, the gay liberation movement and the human rights movement. As a gay man I felt a natural empathy with feminists and their struggle against the common enemy the patriarchal system that oppressed gay people and women and men equally. I […]