Profitable Exploits! Lap Dancing in the UK

January 18, 2004


This report is based on a study on lap dancing and lap dancing clubs conducted for Glasgow City Council, in a context of growing concerns of the Council regarding the current licensing system and lack of local authority powers.

The report addresses the origin and history of lap dancing, employment conditions, the law and a range of perceptions; the police, licensing boards, the general public, customers and dancers.The study involved literature review, Internet research, visits to clubs and interviews. The report concludes that there is evidence that activities within lap dancing clubs are in direct contradiction with equality between men and women, and normalises men’s sexual objectification of women.

Available to view at the Glasgow City Council Website.

See Project: Study and Report on Lapdancing

  • Authors:
    Julie Bindel