See It

Clip from Channel 4 Dispatches exposing why it is called lap dancing
[Warning: Although dimly lit, video has sexual contents]

 

Although aired in 2011, little has changed as the many publications below reveal 

Read One Thing

This is Lap Dancing

Slide Show 

Fliers

A5 Flier: Faqs and Myths

A5 Flier: Private Booths 

FAQs

​This is Lap Dancing

Lap Dancing Clubs – Unsafe, Unfit for Lap Dancers

​​​Strip Clubs Create ‘No Go’ Zones 

​​​Myths​​​ ​

​​​’Strippers are Loaded’

‘Lap Dancing will ‘Go Underground”

​​​’You’ll Put Women out of Work’

‘​​​​It’s a Choice’

Reports

Strip Sleaze: Abuse exposed in 20% of the Industry
Over 50 reports expose sexual contact, assaults, drugs, prostitution

​In the Docks – Failed Court Challenges by the Strip Industry [2018]
Strip clubs cannot challenge decisions not to license them

13 Reasons Why Not [2018]
How Councils breach Equality & Licensing Law when Licensing Strip Clubs

Zero Option is the Only Option [2018]
In-depth legal briefing for Councils

​​​​The Problem with Private Booths [2017] 

 

Regional

Home Office Guidance: Strip Club Licensing

Camden Licensing Policy [2011]

Camden: Concerns Over Clubs [2018]

Sheffield: All Objections (145) to Spearmint Rhino [2018]

Sheffield Shame: Court Proceedings vs Sheffield City Council [2018]

Leeds Strip Club Policy: Unworkable & Anti-Equalities [2018] 

 

​Older Reports​​​

Facts About Lap Dancing [Object]

​​​​ A Growing Tide [Object]

Myth Buster [Object] 

​Performers Speak Out

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Sarah

Liz

Vicky

Rachel [2018]
Abuse leading to Lap Dancing leading to Prostitution

Elle  [2018]

Anon (1) Testimony to Sheffield City Council [2018]

Anon (2) Testimony to Sheffield City Council [2018]

Anon (3) Testimony to Camden Council [2014]

​Sammy Woodhouse Testimony to Sheffield City Council [2018]

Samantha Rea (1) : Journalist strips undercover [2018]

Samantha Rea (2):  More [2018]

Anon: Testimony to Camden Council p121: sexual contact, wholesale criminal activity, PTSD [2015]

​​​​​​Elena: Guardian [2008]

​​​​​​Lucy: Guardian [2009]

Jennifer Danns: Guardian [2011]

Jennifer Danns book ‘Stripped’: A collation of testimonies [2011]

​​​Performers  USA 

Research​​ ​

​​Bindel: ‘Profitable Exploits: Lap dancing in the UK’ [2004]
A grim picture of the strip industry

Sanders: ‘The Regulatory Dance: Sexual Consumption in the Night Time Economy’ [2011]
Widespread harassment & insecure earnings

Sanders: ‘Sexual Entertainment Venues Regulating Working Condition’s [2012]
​​Suggests wholly unworkable ‘gold standards’ for regulation

O’Bryant: ‘Inextricably bound: Strip Clubs, Prostitution & Sex Trafficking’ [2017]
​​​Impassioned plea links different parts of the sex trade

Mount: ‘Behind the Curtain’ [2016]
How management operates at clubs

Club-by-Club Abuse

 
Over 50 reports expose sexual contact, harassment, assault, drugs & dealing, prostitution, trafficking, underage dancers, drink spiking

Strip Sleaze:  All Reports

Birmingham, ​​​​Legs 11: ​​​​​Drink spiking and sexual contact [2017]

​​​​Birmingham, Legs 11: ​​​​​Two Legs 11 Venues closed after slavery raid [2017]

Birmingham, Legs 11: Drink spiking and illegally serving intoxicated punters [2018]

Bristol, Urban Tiger: Several reports of assault. Club Still Open [2017]

Bristol, ​​​​Jack of Diamonds (formerly Temptations):  Sexual Contact [2017]

Bristol, ​​​​Temptations:  Sexual Contact [2013]

Bournemouth, Spearmint Rhino: Illegally serving alcohol to intoxicated punters [2014]

​​​​Bournemouth, Spearmint Rhino: Sexual Contact & Straddling [2014]

Bournemouth, Wiggle: Dancers straddling punters & other Sexual Contact [2013]

Camden, ​​​​The Griffin: London’s seediest ‘strip pub’ [2014]

Camden, Parkers: Touting, intimidation, possible credit card fraud/prostitution [2018]

Camden, Secrets Euston: Sexual contact, sex acts: former lap dancer [2018]

​​​​Camden, Secrets Euston: Touching even when performing for women [2011]

Camden, Spearmint Rhino: Sexual Contact & Straddling, performers fired [2017]

Camden, Spearmint Rhino: Pimps touting outside, porn events, topless advertising [2015]

Camden, Spearmint Rhino: Sexual contact, organised crime, PTSD: former lap dancer [2014]

Camden, Spearmint Rhino : Numerous police logs of pimps touting outside [2014]

Camden, Spearmint Rhino: Judge states pimps touting outside is ongoing, unstoppable and caused by club [2013]

​​​​Spearmint Rhino, All Chains: Sexual Contact and Prostitution [2003]

Camden & Westminster:Harassment, assaults, propositioning, drugs: Undercover journalist [2018]

Carlisle, Rouge: Assault between dancers [2018]

Carlisle: After assault at its one existing club, Council considering licensing another [2019]

​​​​Cheltenham: ‘Pop Up’ Strip Clubs – legal, unregulated abuse [2018]

​​​​Cheltenham:  The Problem with ‘Pop Up’ Strip Clubs [2018]

City of London, Charlie Brown’s: Sexual Contact & other Licensing Breaches [2012]

Ealing, ​​​​LA Confidential:  Sexual Contact & Prostitution. Now shut. [2018]

​​​​Durham, Red Velvet: Class A Drugs [2014]

​​​​Doncaster, Bentley’s: Lap dancer attacked [2017]

Glasgow, ​​​​Diamond Dolls: Lap dancer dumped on street [2017]

​​​​Harrogate, Villa Mercedes: Sexual Contact & ‘Audience Participation’ [2015]

​​​​Huddersfield Cleopatra’s Lounge: Punter causes £1,000s damage when dancer refuses sex [2016]

Huddersfield, La Salsa: Club closed, owner prosecuted but allowed to continue to operate sister club in Halifax [2011]

Huddersfield, ​​​​La Salsa: Police raid reveals underage dancers and sex for sale [2010]

Leicester, Angel’s: Sexual Contact, suspected underage Dancers [2016]

​​​​Liverpool: Convicted rapist forces girlfriend into lap dancing [2017]

​​​​Liverpool, X in the City: Punter attacks lap dancer when she refuses sex [2015]

Manchester, Silks: Several Incidences of Serious Brawls [2017]

​​​​Manchester, Totties: Mass brawl outside strip club leads to murder [2016]

​​​​Manchester, Baby Platinum: Man stabbed outside strip club [2013]

Rotherham, Renoirs & Rouge: Under police investigation. Closed [2018]

​​​​Skegness, Flirtz: Class A Drugs [2017]

Sheffield, Spearmint Rhino:sexual contact, harassment, assault, intimidation: lap dancer [2018]

Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 ​​​​Platinum: History of Assaults, Sexual contact, Prostitution, drink spiking [2017]

Stoke-on-Trent, Hanley:  Drink spiking, drug deailng, violence, prostitution [2017]

Tower Hamlets, Nag’s Head: Sexual Contact, Assault. Club still open [2017]

Tower Hamlet’s, Charlie’s Angels: Sexual Contact. Harassment by ‘feminist’ Moslem Lib Dem candidate during Ramadan [2015]

West Bromwich, Bing:​​​​​ GBH, suspected prostitution/ trafficking/underage performers [2017]

Westminster, The Windmill:  Sexual Contact and offers of Prostitution rife at the UK’s ‘most respected’ strip club. Now shut [2018]

Westminster clubs: Harassment, assaults, propositioning, drugs: Undercover journalist [2018]

 

All About the Rhino

Bournemouth, Spearmint Rhino: Illegally serving alcohol to intoxicated punters [2014]

​​​​Bournemouth, Spearmint Rhino: Sexual Contact & Straddling. Club still open [2014]

Camden, Spearmint Rhino: Sexual Contact & Straddling, performers fired. Club still open [2017]

Camden, Spearmint Rhino: Pimps touting outside, porn events, topless advertising [2015]

Camden, Spearmint Rhino : Numerous police logs of pimps touting outside [2014]

Camden, Spearmint Rhino: Sexual contact, organised crime, PTSD: former lap dancer [2014]

Camden, Spearmint Rhino: Judge states pimps touting outside is ongoing, unstoppable and caused by club [2013]

Sheffield, Spearmint Rhino:sexual contact, harassment, assault, intimidation: lap dancer [2018]

​​​​Spearmint Rhino, All Chains: Sexual Contact and Prostitution [2003]

​​​​’Lap Dancing isn’t Sexual’ says Spearmint Rhino CEO [2008]

​​​​’Lap Dancers are Product’ says Spearmint Rhino CEO [2008] 

 

More

 

​​​​USA : Dancers Sue to get Employment Rights [2015]

UK: Stringfellow ensures NO Employment Rights [2012] 

The President’s Club= Lap Dancing Light [2018] 

​​​​More on the President’s Club & Lap Dancing [2018] 

​​​​’Lap Dancing isn’t Sexual’ says major industry player [2008]

​​​​’Lap Dancers are Product’ says major industry player [2008]

Spearmint Rhino tries to stop Council access to CCTV and extend opening hours [2013]