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Marianne

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The Sexual Freedom Awards 2019
« on: 20 October 2019, 11:33:11 am »
Hi all

I'm posting on behalf of The Outsiders Trust and TLC Trust (web page shortly to be updated) to advertise the Sexual Freedom Awards.

I know it's a bit late notice but i've only recently become involved in this.

There is a website so please google for it. Or look on facebook or twitter.

The Sexual Freedom Awards 2019 will take place on Monday November 25th at The Clapham Grand in London.

It is a charity fundraising event for The Outsiders Trust whose work is to promote people with disabilities to have access to a full and active sex life and engage is relationships that they chose to. It's a great project and I'll be posting again shortly inviting providers with an interest in clients with disabilities to apply to the new website.

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Re: The Sexual Freedom Awards 2019
« Reply #1 on: 01 March 2020, 05:17:17 pm »
This has always baffled me. Who decides the ‘sex worker of the year’ winner and what are the criteria?

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Re: The Sexual Freedom Awards 2019
« Reply #2 on: 01 March 2020, 08:36:37 pm »
I've attended their annual Sex Maniac's Ball for several years and I still don't know lol
It was never clear.
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Yeah like I'll let the human guineapigs have first dibbs at eating the food that's been sitting in those restaurant freezers for the past 4 months.

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Re: The Sexual Freedom Awards 2019
« Reply #3 on: 29 March 2020, 03:59:29 pm »
About ten years ago, there was a panel of about ten people who made up the judges, from various sex positive backgrounds.

Nominations were received, looked at, then a handful of short-listed nominated people would be asked for more details (this often meant most of the people nominated, because it wasn't huge number for any category). The judges would then have a discussion and, if necessary, a vote.

For some categories - stripping etc - there was a fund-raising performance evening for the judges to see them in action, and we got copies of some of the various films, but escort nominees were never expected to or offered free sessions! Instead, things like work for the community or for particular groups were looked at.

(Based on one year as one of the judges. I think something I did - comment on the high level of sexual harassment at the big ball? - annoyed the person who was ultimately behind it all at the time, and I wasn't invited back for another year.)
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Re: The Sexual Freedom Awards 2019
« Reply #4 on: 31 March 2020, 09:32:55 pm »
Sex work has nothing to do with sexual freedom. It's a job, not a form of expression.

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Re: The Sexual Freedom Awards 2019
« Reply #5 on: 31 March 2020, 11:53:49 pm »
Looking, I see they've changed a bit in the past few years - they were the 'erotic awards' until 2014.

But the original concept still came from raising funds for a charity that helps disabled people have a sex life. Having sex workers - just "doing a job" or not - help disabled people have sex is, from their perspective, sexual freedom.

'The Ian formerly known as SW5'. What they said: "Indispensable", "You are our best resource", and (hours later!) "I'm afraid that you're being made redundant..."

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Re: The Sexual Freedom Awards 2019
« Reply #6 on: 06 April 2020, 06:38:37 pm »
This has always baffled me. Who decides the ‘sex worker of the year’ winner and what are the criteria?

I knew someone who won it one year after and, they said, they were one of three or four nominations and they had gotten a mate to put their name forward. It was an amusing looking award to have on the mantle but has less genuine meaning than a Brit award.* And that is saying something.

*although to be fair I think this about almost all award ceremonies.