The regular burlesque-and-live-comedy mashup features the World Famous Chicago Starlets, local comics, craft cocktails, and, uh, Creole-Italian fare.
The long-running monthly Festival of Flesh may have a new location at the Uptown Underground Theater, but it’s still offering the same bizarre stage antics -- which may or may not include cinder blocks, sledgehammers, aerialists, chainsaws, and flesh hooks, but will definitely include plenty of leather.
Advocates say it has improved safety for sex workers, as well.
These trends have continued despite law enforcement's best efforts.
It sounds silly when you think of it that way, doesn't it?
Naysayers act like “hookup culture” is a recent phenomenon, like having smartphone access to hundreds of possible dates suddenly made people want to have casual sex with each other.
The company's controlling shareholders, Michael Lacey and James Larkin, were also charged with felonies in the investigation by California and Texas authorities.
Over the past couple of decades, advocates say online advertising has helped prostitutes avoid the dangers of walking the streets to find clients, where they are easier targets for criminals.
According an analysis of online listings published last year by the Economist, the price of sex worldwide has declined by roughly a quarter since 2006, from nearly 0 to just over 0 for an hour with a prostitute.
There are a few rules -- including no staring and BYOT (bring your own towel) -- and you can also take trips to "The Farm" (a private home rented out West of St. Billed as "America’s only sex tour," Weird Chicago’s Red Light District Sex Tour takes you by bus on a three-hour exploration of Chicago’s sex industry that involves stops at drag clubs, porn shoot locations, secret sex clubs, and dominatrix dungeons -- plus "dildo and vibrator demonstrations." You can even learn the history of the Dirty Sanchez on these private tours for 14 or more.
There are plenty of places to see burlesque in the burlesque-heavy town that is Chicago, but only one Wiggle Room at The High Hat Club.
Win prizes from a local sex shop while learning dangerous new material for the bedroom/sex dungeon.
Taking place at the Music Box April 17-18, this amateur porn film festival curated by Dan Savage screens 18 of the hottest five-minute selections submitted by ordinary people.