Law and Sexuality

A commentary and resource on Law and Sexuality by Professor Chris Ashford and guests


Derek Walker, of Stow-on-the-Wold in Gloucestershire, writes in today’s Daily Telegraph: ‘SIR – Why don’t slugs eat weeds?’ It’s a rather brief letter to the editor, but nonetheless, profound.  It … Continue reading

September 29, 2018 · Leave a comment


I’ve been subscribing to The New European for the last year.  The ‘pop up’ newspaper launched in 2016 intended to run for four issues, but has kept going as a … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

To Summon Memories Past

I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am.  Throughout my life – with increasing cognisance as I get older – the universe has a way of taking moments and people from … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · Leave a comment


Rejoice!  I have a garbage bin once more.  Following a recent theft, it’s taken Newcastle City Council an epic two and a half weeks to replace it.  Rejoice! I can … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Remembering the Briggs Initiative

If you’re ever in San Francisco, I strongly recommend you visit them.  As well as a terrific museum, they maintain an extraordinary archive in the City capturing valuable LGBTQ stories … Continue reading

August 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

300+ Law Professors Issue Letter Urging Senators Collins and Murkowski to Vote Against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Warning that the Future of Abortion Rights is in Jeopardy

As has been reported on some web sources already,  a group of 336 law professors have issued a letter to Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) urging them to … Continue reading

August 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004

Bex Stinson – one of my former Northumbria undergrads – is doing a cracking job in her role as Head of Trans Inclusion at Stonewall, raising their game on trans issues … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Changes to Public Sex Law in Mexico

The Independent recently reported that one Mexican city has decided to amend their law to allow sex in public, so long as nobody complains about it.  An approach that resembles … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Shhh…inside a swingers club

Commercial public sex spaces (public sex venues or PSVs) are rarely visible.  Whilst many other spaces form part of the collective public consciousness, commercial sex spaces such as saunas, swingers … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

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