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Project Whore: interview #6

1. What are your thoughts on prostitution?
In all honesty. I never think much about it. To me. It’s normal. Some people choose that life or some don’t have a choice.

2. Have you slept with a sex worker before?
No.

3. Why or why not?
I always like to know the woman I sleep with and have emotional connection.

4. What does the word ‘whore’ mean to you?
I don’t know. I find the word hilarious.

5. Do you belief in monogamy?
Yes I do. Once I have found the one. Which I have.

6. Have you been solicited to, by a sex worker in the street? Male or female?
Yes. Both.

7. Do you think sex work is a choice?
Yes and no.

8. Are you heterosexual, bisexual or gay?
Heterosexual.

9. Are you tempted to pay for sex, if you want to experiment?
No. I get sex every night with my partner.

10. Lastly, do you judge others who visit sex workers regularly?
No. That’s their choice

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Project Whore: interview #5

1. What are your thoughts on prostitution?
While prostitution is generally considered to be one of the oldest professions in the world, it usually is a taboo subject and hardly gets discussed. So, I never got an opportunity to have any thoughts on it. However, I guess that historically it may have started as a profession more out of need than choice, and with all the evolution of marketplace, the need/choice ratio has decreased. With all the discrimination towards people in this industry, their beliefs and aspirations as human beings need attention by societies and governments.

2. Have you slept with a sex worker before?
No

3. Why or why not?
Not part of my thought process.

4. What does the word ‘whore’ mean to you?
While I understand it means a prostitute, the word has a highly negative connotation in society and is sometimes used as an ‘abuse’ term.

5. Do you belief in monogamy?
Yes

6. Have you been solicited to, by a sex worker in the street? Male or female?
No

7. Do you think sex work is a choice?
Not for the majority

8. Are you heterosexual, bisexual or gay?
Heterosexual

9. Are you tempted to pay for sex, if you want to experiment?
No

10. Lastly, do you judge others who visit sex workers regularly?
Yes I do, though I don’t know if I should

Project Whore: interview #4

1. What are your thoughts on prostitution?
Until all of us: individually, as a society, as a humanity … don’t resolve our conflicting relationship with intimacy and the way we approach our sexuality and our sexual interactions – prostitution will play significant social role. It also is a source of primary income for number of people and an “industry” and profit-making enterprise for some, as prostitution penetrates all segments of contemporary society.

2. Have you slept with a sex worker before?
No.

3. Why or why not?
I guess, I was always able to find a sexual partner in a different way.

4. What does the word ‘whore’ mean to you?
Anybody who is willing to provide sexual pleasures in exchange for a payment of a sort.

5. Do you belief in monogamy?
Absolutely not.

6. Have you been solicited to, by a sex worker in the street? Male or female?
Yes.

7. Do you think sex work is a choice?
Yes.

8. Are you heterosexual, bisexual or gay?
No.

9. Are you tempted to pay for sex, if you want to experiment?
Yes.

10. Lastly, do you judge others who visit sex workers regularly?
No

Project Whore: interview #3

1. What are your thoughts on prostitution?
I believe it’s one of the oldest professions around like painters.

2. Have you slept with a sex worker before?
Yes – but it was not a service nor was it paid for

3. Why or why not?
She was my girlfriend, she was a sex worker when we met at a club and then she stopped.

4. What does the word ‘whore’ mean to you?
In today’s society it usually refers to a woman that has sex with multiple partners, not necessarily in exchange for money and not necessarily at the same time. The term ‘Man-whore’ seems to be used more now than ever.

5. Do you belief in monogamy?
I do believe

6. Have you been solicited to, by a sex worker in the street? Male or female?
Just compliments

7. Do you think sex work is a choice?
(In NZ) Yes

8. Are you heterosexual, bisexual or gay?
Heterosexual

9. Are you tempted to pay for sex, if you want to experiment?
Don’t have any desire to

10. Lastly, do you judge others who visit sex workers regularly?
No.

Project Whore: interview #2

1. What are your thoughts on prostitution?

Prostitution. I guess, this conjures up (for me) the seedy side of sex… people that pay for it must not be “able” to get sex through a mutual loving or caring for each other, as individuals..it’s the whole “transactional” thing that I suppose gets me..that it’s still very in the shadows of society, and it does intrigue me why people become prostitutes and the emotional impact it must have.

2. Have you slept with a sex worker before?

Never slept with a sex worker.

3. Why or why not?

Never felt the need or desire.

4. What does the word ‘whore’ mean to you?

Whore means to me, a woman who allows her body to be used easily by lots of men…for whatever reason.

5. Do you belief in monogamy?

I used to believe in it, but think it’s unrealistic.

6. Have you been solicited to by a sex worker, in the street?
Male or female?

I have been solicited by a street worker, not sure if they were male or female!

7. Do you think sex work is a choice?

Yes. Everything is a choice unless it is forced on you by threat or harm. We have free will, to do as we please.

8. Are you heterosexual, bisexual or gay?

Heterosexual

9. Are you tempted to pay for sex, if you want to experiment?

I’d be tempted to pay for sex, but only to say that I’ve done it. Been to a few strip clubs recently.

10. Lastly, do you judge others who visit sex workers, regularly?

I don’t know of anyone who visits sex workers regularly. I know of friends who have been to sex workers once or twice and don’t judge them for it.

Is sex really fulfilling without an emotional, mental or spiritual connection? Can one truly separate the physical act from the emotional experience, or be truly vulnerable with someone you don’t even know..can sex be mutually exclusive to all this?

LOVE Questionnaire #7

1. What is LOVE (in your opinion)?

Love is everything and the only thing. If we don’t operate in love we operate in fear and I don’t want that. I aspire to do everything from a place of love. I love that there is no finite point for love, that you’re never full. It’s expansive and inclusive and there is always room for more. I have so much capacity for love at times it’s overwhelming. I love my friends and family so much I physically feel it.

As for love of the romantic variety, I believe it’s instinctive and is created from a place within our primitive, soul selves. It can be shaped by life but it does not belong in the thinking part of our brain. Love just is. I think as soon as we ask ourselves do I love him or her, the answer is no. If we are in love, it’s a feeling not a thought.

2. Do you believe in love?

Oh yes! I believe in love of a nation, an idea, an animal or a person. Romantic love, I think, is our greatest personal challenge. It’s our opportunity to become the highest person we can be. It’s our individual path to enlightenment, compassion and empathy. It’s the place where the whole future becomes possible. I also believe a few people can fulfil this potential, that we have many soul mates. But I think the prefixes of life dictate timing and our readiness at a soul level. I don’t think there are any “what if” people. I think the ones that got away may have been soul mates but they or you weren’t ready to seize the challenge.

3. What are your dreams re above?

I know I’ll fall in love. I have been in love before and I’ll be in love again. I think true love is a mana thing, that by being together we lift the mana of both of us. But it’s such an honest transaction that I am not interested in the maybe guys, or the almost-love relationships. All in or not at all.

4. Who was your (childhood) sweetheart?

Oh, I was soooooooooooo in love with both my first loves. Love builds our capacity for emotion in both directions, the trick is to keep it in the positive! They made me laugh and brought happiness to my life. I think if it had been medieval times, when teenagers married, I could have made a great and happy marriage with either of them.

5. When did you first feel butterflies in your tummy?

As far back as when I was 8. I had a HUGE crush on someone. I don’t think he ever noticed me, though, and even with the powers of the internet I have no idea where he ended up. I don’t get butterflies now unless it’s someone who really gets under my skin.

6. Were you ever besotted with anyone? Why and for how long?

I wouldn’t say I was ever besotted with someone, at least not in a long term unhealthy way. I think I have high enough self-esteem to give it up when there is a mismatch between effort and reward. I’ll give it a decent crack for a couple of weeks, but if a guy’s not into me, there’s no way I could or would want to force it.

7. What has changed for you now (present day) with the word ‘love’?

I think love in the past used to represent security and lifestyle – you know, marriage, babies, mortgages. Now I would associate it with laughter and freedom. It’s a meeting of mind, heart and soul, where together you are the most powerful beings on the planet. Today, I would want love to mean the planet was our playground and we could literally do anything we set our minds to. I no longer care one iota about marriage, babies and mortgages, in fact, no thank you.

8. Have your ever written love poetry? Or love notes?

Ha…. Yes. Recently wrote a whole bunch of love songs. Love to me is coming home, so the songs were about being home.

9. Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes, but I don’t think it’s the only love. But yes, definitely. My first boyfriend, was love at first sight. Sigh.

10. What is the most (important) lesson you have learnt through your life, when it comes to love? Please be specific:)

That no one can complete you. You complete you. You merely become the most amazing you that you can possibly be when you fall in love. But it has to start with you already being on the path to realising your potential. Ain’t nobody gonna fix you, yo! Codependence is not love (nor are two names on a mortgage).

‘salt’ – love meets obsession

charlatan clinic is back for Spring 2013 after a year’s hiatus with their new work ‘salt’ and the birth of ‘tweet seats’ and ‘tweet reviews’.
charlatan clinic’s previous work includes, ‘pURe’, ‘Motherlock’, ‘The Artefact Project’ and Gary Henderson’s ‘Skin Tight’.
“Social medialite” Melissa Fergusson uses multiple platforms for interactive audience engagement and will be combining her love of all things social media with theatre in ‘salt’. charlatan clinic under the direction of Fergusson will use their ‘Kred’ and ‘Klout’ to reach a vast online audience.
‘salt’, a thriller on stage, is the brain child of Fergusson, playwright and director, and contains themes of unrequited love and mental health. Fergusson conducted love questionnaires to a controlled group to ascertain perspectives on love and the places it takes you. When asked what discoveries this led to Fergusson asserts “there were common themes, everyone remembered their first love around the age of 5 and what ‘butterflies’ felt like”.
‘salt’ tastes bittersweet. Lilly (Jess Holly Bates) and Henry (Coen Falke) only know each other in passing. Henry is a loner; works in finance and lives at home with his mother. He has been secretly stalking Lilly for 2 years. Henry finally meets Lilly face-to-face and they spend 7 hours together, one Friday afternoon. Love meets obsession.
Jess Holly Bates has credits such as “The Heretic” – ATC, “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” – Silo Theatre, and series regular ‘Shay’ on “Nothing Trivial: series II”.
Coen Falke has credits such as “The Motel”, film “The Emperor” and TV shows “Jono Project” and “Shortland Street”.
charlatan clinic will be sprinkling some ‘salt’ throughout Auckland Central with impromptu experiential theatre experiences.

‘salt’ performing on stage 13 – 16 November 2013
The Williamson, 1 Williamson Avenue, Ponsonby (old fire station)
Tickets available through http://www.iticket.co.nz

Hash tag event: #projectsalt

Contact: Amanda Turner – Producer for charlatan clinic
Email: charlatanclinic@gmail.com
Phone: 0211847544