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TW: Rant: Friday 19th July: Remembering Dora and Jasmine

Jasmine

I used to be a regular activist: a familiar face at protests of every kind, from environmentalism, to nuclear power, to feminist struggles and free education. I could have papered my whole flat in flyers and posters and protest literature. After a while, I burnt out and got sick and tired of never seeming to make a difference, no matter how many people chained themselves to whatever,... Read More

An Erotic Education

Beautiful White Rabbit Boutique

  I mentioned during my talk at White Rabbit (the picture below is the lovely WR Boutique) last week that there’s no “school for sex workers” – no diploma program where you learn all the things you need to know for this industry: business skills, sexual health, counselling skills, let alone anything involving your kegels. But it’s equally true that there’s nowhere... Read More

Blog Carnival Day 2: My workshops and activism…

feminist fightback

Last weekend I did a flying visit to London to co-facilitate a workshop for a full day of feminist Sex and Relationships Education for adults called The S Word. I have been asked to run this or very similar workshops several times in recent months, so I’d like to tell you a little about it here, since many people reading this blog may be more familiar with my delicious one-to-one... Read More

Fabulous new pictures by the wonderful Matt Christie

Matt Christie triumphs over body dysphoria

Everyone knows that I pretty much hate having my photo taken. I have called it my least favourite part of this work, and I am not joking when I say I prefer doing my tax return. An industry friend of mine described it thus: “There is really nothing worse than standing in your smalls in front of someone and knowing that YOU are paying THEM for the privilege. I object to it... Read More

Hooker-tainment at Edinburgh Fringe

sextourist

  Assaulted with jokes about sex workers from the very first show I saw at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival, I’m trying to understand why we’re supposedly the edgiest, funniest material on everyone’s lips right now. In fairness, I’ve steered well clear of the usual and big name stand up comedy here, but I can’t help believing that... Read More

Upcoming London Visit: September dates, friends and booking

suitcase

Lovely London people! I am sure that you have read in the last post the sad news (sad for you, jolly for me) that I have skipped the steaming metropolis for some better quality life in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. BUT! It is not all bad news. I plan to be back in London every 4-6weeks to see those dear regular clients who I have met over the last 2 years, and the few new lovely... Read More

Kindle enabling my burgeoning erotica habit…

Vina Green Copper Horse

I’ve been meaning to talk about a couple of my very talented friends for a while, so when ANOTHER one mentioned just today that she’d just self-published a book of smutty short stories, I decided I had to blog about it. Despite the rest of this post, I actually don’t read a huge amount of erotica. Like visual pornography, I find so much mainstream stuff a turn-off,... Read More