A slice of sexual liberation for women, CAKE-style

Story by Jack Foley

A SLICE of sexual liberation for women is promised when New York phenomenon, CAKE, makes its eagerly-anticipated London debut in Brewer Street, Soho, on Tuesday, October 29, 2002.

Since the spring of 2000, CAKEnyc has been pushing the boundaries of female sexploration with club nights, website activity and general chit chat designed at empowering women. Its website states that CAKE is 'an entertainment company dedicated to providing information, products, and services that inform and enhance women's development and sexual culture'.

It maintains that CAKE is 'committed to examining and demystifying the politics of female sexuality' and claims to be 'an active forum for sexual exploration, education and discovery and is a safe, informative, and enjoyable context for women's sexual expression'.

CLUB.CAKE, which launches in London on Tuesday, aims to provide a female-focused, comfortable and safe environment for women and their male partners.

The events - which kick off with The Art of Striptease - are produced to give women the opportunity to express and experience sexual culture as entertainment.

The CAKE London event for October is described as an exciting seminar session with the legendary Jo King, who will talk about her experiences of 20 years in the stripping industry and demonstrate her artistic skills.

The web-based invitation card, which can be accessed by clicking on the link above, states: "We take our clothes off every day but rarely do we stop to think how erotic this seemingly mundane task can become...if we just take a minute to explore.

Striptease is all about fantasy...thinking of yourself as a gift, unwrapping yourself slowly with delight at each new part you reveal...teasing - taking your time and building up the excitement -looking your partner in the eyes and touching your body - communicating that you've got what your partner wants!''

The event commences with drinks at 6.30pm and is followed by Joe King's demonstration at 8pm, and a DJ set from Jo Sennitt and her 'funky grooves' from 9pm until late.

The fun takes place at Abigail's Party, 25 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1 and entry is free for CAKE.CARD members and their guest.

CLUB.CAKE events include: private soirees, big, beautiful exhibitions, sexed up fashion shows, lingerie-inspired events, musical acts, sexy fetes, romanesque extravaganzas, pampering, stress relieving spots, explicit demonstrations, and of course stripteasing, lapdancing, and porn screenings.

All men who enter must be accompanied by a woman, thus allowing CAKE to create a female-focused space where women feel comfortable exploring sexy themed entertainment.

Future events have already been lined up, with a Porn Party, featuring projections of CAKE approved sexy flicks mixed with the hot moves of the CLUB.CAKE London dancers, pencilled in for November, and champage and Christmas shopping, providing guests with the opportunity to 'shop with CAKE for gifts of pleasure'.

January will see an All-female Soiree, featuring an evening of sexy girlie fun, drinks, music and an explosive demonstration that will rock your world, while February 2003 will be the obligatory Valentine's Day event, when women are promised an 'eyes wide shut' masquerade ball.