Hey all,
 
Just a quick fly-by post to commemorate the passing of a sex-positivity icon: SF’s Lusty Lady.
 
Most of the experience-based sex-work anthologies I’ve read have included at least one essay by someone who worked at the Lusty Lady. For a long time, I understood the Lusty purely as a place that sex-positive feminists went to work (for however long) in order to prove that they were serious about this sex-poisitivity stuff. The possibility that you could be a sexworker who was also a sex-positive feminist, or a sex-positive feminist who did sexwork for reasons like paying the rent (rather than to prove you were SRS BZNZ on campus), hadn’t quite sunk in yet. :-\
 
In any case. Here we go:
 
A Brief History of The Lusty Lady (SF Lusty Lady’s official site)
 
Coolest Strip Club Ever, Closes With Fun Funeral (photo-essay chez Jezebel)
 
The Language of the Lusty Lady (accademic paper, posted by Peepshow Princess)
 
AND
 
What It Was Like to Work at the Lusty Lady (article in The Atlantic)
 
Enjoy! 😀