Stop the Stigma on Sex Work

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3 02, 2022

Stop the Stigma on Sex Work

The Eros Association, Australia’s adults-only industry association, and others are very concerned by comments made by the Victorian Liberal-National Opposition supporting the criminalisation of sex workers for not adopting safe sex practices. The Government is proposing to remove this discriminatory, sex industry-specific offence and replace it with a new public health framework for the sex [...]

16 11, 2020

No Sexy Jobs Allowed – Report Documents Federal Policy Placing Moral Limits on Job Seekers

The Eros Association, Australia's industry association for adults-only retail, wholesale, media and entertainment has launched a report calling government job seeker policies discriminatory for their exclusion of adult retail and wholesale businesses. The report documents how government contracts with employment service providers specifically exclude the placement of job seekers in: “a position, including a retail [...]

4 09, 2020

My Dungeon Sanctuary: How I Found a Strong Female Community in a BDSM Dungeon

By S.C. Parent When I chose to work as a professional submissive at a dungeon, I thought I’d have a chance to satisfy my curiosity about BDSM, while hopefully making some money in the process. I never imagined I’d become part of the strongest community of women I’ve ever encountered, and forge meaningful relationships with [...]

4 09, 2020

Releaf offers more than Relief

By Robbie Swan Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry is at last starting to take shape with the opening of Victoria’s first medical cannabis clinic and dispensary in St Kilda. Under the clever brand name of ‘Releaf’ the dispensary is on the ground floor with the two storeys above it which are in the process of being [...]

4 09, 2020

What it actually takes to make good content

Ask any digital marketing company Melbourne based or beyond what it takes to make good content and everyone will have their own secret twist. Good content should be original after all and no magician should reveal all their secrets, so we’ve put together what we know to be the foundations of good content. Firstly, what’s [...]

4 09, 2020

Can we screw here: A guide to SOPV and Swingers

By Jarryd Bartle From gay saunas to elite couple’s clubs, sex-on-premises venues provide a unique space for fantasies to be explored. But before you convert your pool room into a Playboy grotto, it’s worth considering the legalities of the situation. Unlike adult retail stores, brothels and strip clubs, the legalities of sex-on-premises venues can be [...]

4 09, 2020

Chasing Inflation

An interview with Club Owner, Martha Tsmaris By Robbie Swan Martha Tsmaris is the well known owner of Inflation and Chasers nightclubs in Melbourne’s famous King st precinct. Last year Inflation hosted the long running Saints and Sinners Ball where two patrons were shot and seriously wounded by police. Citing negligence, bias, discrimination and more, [...]

4 09, 2020

How Influencers changed the way Millennials Access Porn

By Cameron Lucas In the last decade, the rise of free porn was supposed to signal the start of the end for the porn industry. Free videos, and overseas sites hosting pirated films meant anyone could evade the paywall for content they wanted to see. Subscription numbers went down, and it looked as though industry [...]

27 11, 2019

A Note From The General Manager

By Rachel Payne Little wins on the campaign front make the process all worthwhile, as you can see from our campaign focus - from financial and employment discrimination to movement on classification reform - Eros is making meaningful gains, and gaining some wins for members. Financial Discrimination Campaign The campaign to end banks discriminating against [...]

27 11, 2019

Adult Stores and Drug Harm Reduction

By Jarryd Bartle With most State and Territory governments dragging their feet when it comes to pill testing at music festivals, adult retail stores can play a crucial role in ensuring users get key information about the drugs they take. Reagent testing kits are products that contain chemical testing tools to help users identify the [...]

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