Archive: Sex

Campaigners from the English Collective of Prostitutes argue for full decriminalisation

Watch: Why we should decriminalise prostitution

As a Home Office Inquiry looks into shifting the burden of criminality from those who sell sex to those who buy it, some argue only full decriminalisation will keep workers safe.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Most migrant sex workers are not forced to sell sex

    Most migrants working in the London sex industry do not feel they are forced to sell sex. In fact, they decide to work in the sex industry to achieve a good standard of living for themselves and their families back home. They say working in the sex industry avoids employment in menial and poorly paid jobs. These are the findings of a study led by Dr Nick Mai of London Metropolitan University. The study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is based on in-depth interviews with 100 women, men and transgender migrants working in the London sex industry.

  • BHA: Christian group slammed for ‘dangerous’ and ‘misleading’ campaign against sex education

    Discussions of the Education Bill in the House of Lords became heated last night as prominent children’s rights advocates slammed the Christian Institute for spreading ‘misinformation’ and ‘wicked insinuations’ about amendments relating to inspecting well-being in schools insinuating that proposed changes ‘would force schools to teach five year-olds about sex’.

  • BHA signs SEF letter calling for strong sex education in national curriculum science

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) is one of almost 100 organisations to have signed a letter organised by the Sex Education Forum (SEF) and published today in The Times, calling for strong teaching around sex education as part of national curriculum science in England. The call comes four days before the end of the Government’s consultation on its proposed new programmes of study. The BHA has published its draft response, which makes similar points to the letter, and has been encouraging others to respond.

  • Infographic: My body, myself

    Altered body image, intimacy and sex after breast cancer.

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