Monday, January 3, 2011

Building a Library

In addition to fiercely racing through college textbooks and LSAT study guides, this past year I spent a lot of time perusing books, essays, and articles written and collected by sex-workers of all types. While I certainly have not liked everything I have come across I do believe seeing the various perspectives of performers, escorts, patrons, Johns, and those who abstain to be valuable to my own ideological and academic development. One of my current projects at the SF Lusty Lady peepshow is to turn our current library (read: three small shelves of feminist and sex-positive literature mixed with old and unwanted textbooks and more vegan cookbooks than anyone could possibly ever need) into an actual resource center and archive for sex-business related content and its various offshoots.

To start this project I asked one of our wonderful Support Staff members to build a larger shelving system which will now be housed in a common area and accessible to all members of the co-op at all times, hoping that the now nearly empty shelves will be filled with all kinds of interesting and prompting entities. Posting a call for books in the dressing room has brought in a handful of new additions from our current dancers but its obvious this goal won't be met by ourselves.

If you have the means and the will you can help build the Lusty Library by dropping off or sending any appropriate books to the Lusty Lady SF itself (please make note of their intended purpose when doing so) OR checking out the Amazon Wishlist.


  1. This is a great idea! I'll go through my bookshelves and see what I have to bring to you guys. Can I get a Private Pleasures show with you in glasses reading about queer feminist theory? ::waggles eyebrows::

  2. Kitty, I think that is the best idea EVER and of course its a yes, Yes, YES!