petite, bohemian, feminine goth lady, femme fatale, and sexy trollop of wild abandon...
prostitute of the streets, kept woman, whore...I am all of these...with total abandon

'in truth…she is a salamander, she is a nymph…she is a bacchante of the menelean mount.'

My Desires:

all of France, especially Paris
Italian men
sultry dark eyes
the seductive feel of black velvet and black silk
black garters and black silk stockings
the occult
blood vampirism
the night



Friday, April 30, 2010

Street Life

Street Life

I still hang around neither lost nor found
Hear the lonely sound of music in the night
Nights are always bright
That's all that's left for me
I play the street life
Because there's no place I can go
Street life, it's the only way I know
Street life
And there's a thousand cards to play
Until you play your life away...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Scarlet Street: Femme Fatale of Film Noir

The femme fatale is an alluring woman of great seductive charm who leads men into compromising or dangerous situations. No other film genre better captures her essence than the dark, brooding, gritty world of film noir. "Scarlet Street" (1945) tells the story of a sexy, tough-talking prostitute named Kitty and her scheming pimp who take advantage of a shy bank clerk and aspiring painter; her pimp urges her to bilk money from this man, whom they mistakenly believe to be a wealthy artist. He embezzles money from his employer in order to finance a lavish lifestyle for Kitty. Tragedy ensues for all involved.

Femme fatale: the fatal woman...

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Siren

Siren: an enticing yet dangerous woman...

"What potions have I drunk of Siren tears..."
(Shakespeare, Sonnet 119)

In Greek mythology, sirens were sea nymphs with voices so sweet that mariners who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the beautiful nymphs sang.

In myth and folklore, similarities frequently exist between the stories about mermaids and sirens.

The naiad was a nymph presiding over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks. Naiads could be dangerous: according to Greek mythology, Hylas of the Argo's crew was lost when he was taken by naiads.

Beware the siren's song of the temptress: bewitching, alluring, dangerous...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dolce Far Niente: It Is Sweet Doing Nothing





Friday, April 2, 2010

Legalising French Brothels

Although there have been brothels in France since the middle of the 13th century (legalised during that period by royal decree), they were outlawed in 1946, along with active solicitation. Many former brothel owners soon opened "hôtels de passe" where prostitutes could continue working. Additionally, passive solicitation (streetwalking) was outlawed in 2003 as part of a package of law-and-order measures by then-interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy.

Ironically, now that Sarkozy is President, there is a proposal under his administration to re-open brothels. Chantal Brunel, a member of the ruling UMP, called on French authorities to study the possibility of legalising centres where prostitutes could work within a regulated and protected framework. She has stated it's time to move away from attempts to stamp out prostitution and instead focus on making the sex trade safer for prostitutes, and she has urged the government to look at other countries, such as the Netherlands and Switzerland, in which licensed brothels are legal. "Prostitutes are finding themselves even more badly treated and damaged than before," she said. "We have to stop their exploitation." More than half of French people agree with this.

However, a month ago, many prostitutes gathered on the streets of Paris to protest this, stating it would deny them the freedom to work on their own. Instead, they are calling for the repeal of the 2003 law which bans streetwalking.

My opinion: While I do understand the concerns of my sisters in the life who oppose this due to the possibility they might be under the control of unscrupulous managers, I completely agree with the legalisation and re-opening of the French brothels; this would be a safe haven for prostitutes. And I also feel it's time to lift the current ban on streetwalking: we hookers should have the right to work when and where we choose.

Now if only adult prostitution in all its forms could be legal here throughout the U.S.



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"So sweet and delicious do I become,
when I am in bed with a man
who, I sense, loves and enjoys me,
that the pleasure I bring excels all delight,
so the knot of love, however tight
it seemed before, is tied tighter still."
— Veronica Franco (Poems and Selected Letters)

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