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SWOP-Chicago meeting: April 15, 2009

April 10, 2022

The next SWOP-Chicago meeting will be Wednesday, April 15, 7-9PM. We will be discussing and accepting input on creating quick-access literature for sex workers in various aspects of the industry, namely information on their legal rights. This is part of our outreach efforts. We will also be announcing upcoming events in the Chicagoland area related [...]

Sex Positive Film Fest

February 24, 2022

pro-SEX, pro-QUEER, pro-KINK
a free documentary film series for people who like sex
curated by Clarisse Thorn
Come out and join us for our third sex-positive documentary and discussion!  “When Two Won’t Do” will be screening for free at Hull-House Museum on Tuesday, February 24th, 7PM.  We’ll serve delicious snacks and brilliant conversation!  All are welcome — [...]

Sex-Positive Event in Chicago

February 18, 2022

Via Sex+++ mailing list and from speaking with Hazel/Cedar Troost:

Yes Means Yes!:  Visions of Sexual Power and a World Without Rape

Thursday, February 19
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Residents’ Dining Hall
800 S. Halsted

FREE!  RSVP to or 312.422.5580.

Yes Means Yes! Visions of Sexual Power & a World Without Rape is a groundbreaking new look at rape, edited by writer and [...]

Sex-Positive Film Fest Continues

February 10, 2022

The first film was screened on January 27th. The second film is screening tonight.
The second film in the Sex+++ film fest is “Sex Positive”:
Starting in the 1970s, unflinchingly tracks the progress of gay activist Richard Berkowitz as he went from cocky S&M hustler, to angry AIDS activist, to broken but proud harbinger of a message [...]

CLEARLY They’re Unhappy

November 18, 2021

Thanks to Amber L. Rhea for the CNN article link. Crossposted at La Libertine’s Salon.
Wow. I just read this amazing statistic that said nearly half of all respondents in a survey would leave their industry in the next three years if they had an alternative. IF THEY HAD AN ALTERNATIVE!
What horrible industry do these [...]

Morality and Prop K

November 3, 2021

From LaLibertine’s Salon. While this concerns the proposition to decriminalize sex work in San Francisco, this possibly historical vote affects sex workers all over the country. That’s why I posted this here as well:
Whenever morals are trotted out within the public sphere, especially within politics, it is inevitably about controlling sexual behavior of adults. The [...]

Third Unitarian Church- 10.26.08

October 25, 2021

SWOP-Chicago’s own Jasmine will be speaking at a forum held by Third Unitarian Church this Sunday morning (10.26.08) at 10 am. She will be discussing consensual sex work and industry self-regulation. The church’s site is here and includes directions on how to get there. Come on out and support her!

The Price of Pleasure: Alrighty, then…

October 12, 2021

(I originally posted this on my blog but since I attended the screenings officially as a member of SWOP-Chicago, I am putting it here as well.)

To use Serpent’s phrase, the “SWOP posse” (hey, we can put that on a t-shirt, Serpent!) viewed “The Price of Pleasure” this weekend at two separate venues in Chicago: DePaul [...]