Sexual Freedom Coalition

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The Sexual Freedom Coalition (SFC) is a pro-sex campaign organization and political pressure group based in the United Kingdom that challenges the laws which take away the sexual freedoms of consenting adults and also challenges the media and official bodies that show disrespect for sex.

The Sexual Freedom Coalition is a national UK voluntary organization whose aim is to campaign for sensible reform of Britain's antiquated and repressive laws concerning consensual sexual practice between consenting adults, and ensure no new laws creep in to prevent consenting adults enjoying sexual freedom.

The Sexual Freedom Coalition was formed in April 1996 by a group of people who decided that sex clubs such as Whiplash should not be raided and the 10th Sex Maniac's Charity Ball should not have been stopped by the police, putting its charity at financial risk.

A march was organized starting in Soho and ending at 10 Downing Street where a petition "Sex Please We're British" was presented to the Prime Minister.

Since then, there have been many triumphs and the phrase "the sexual freedom of consenting adults" has become commonly used. The SFC is consulted by the Home Office and the press, and is unique in the world. They have joined together with Outsiders and the Erotic Awards to hold conferences and events to allow campaigners to network and work together.

They are a member of Backlash, which was formed in 2005 in order to oppose a new law criminalising possession of "extreme pornography".

Dr Tuppy Owens, campaigner, writer and sex therapist, has recently become the chair of the SFC board. continuing to campaign, and has recruited a number of professional people to as advisers These include:-

Dr Petra Boynton - lecturer and researcher at a London university, specializing in research methodologies. She has researched the effects of sexually explicit material, and women involved in street prostitution. She was named a "Woman To Watch" by The Guardian newspaper. Petra is the agony aunt at the teenage website Mykindaplace, Sex Editor at menshealth.co.uk, and presents a regular sex and relationships show on BBC Five Live.

Poonam Thapa - international consultant on sexual health.

John Blandford - Britain's top criminal lawyer specializing in prostitution.

Ted Goodman - former Labour Party councillor, solicitor, campaigner and chair of the Campaign Against Censorship.

Laurence Pay - 20 years experience of working in the British Criminal Justice System - preceded by 4 years working in the area of child protection within Social Services. The main focus of his work has been concerned with the management and treatment of perpetrators and victims of sexual abuse.

David Flint - freelance journalist/designer/film-maker specializing in adult entertainment, music, film and alternative culture.

UKrudegirl - campaigner and spokesperson for the SFC.

Mark Slattery - freelance public relations adviser & feature writer.

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