When I first saw a billboard in Melbourne advertising “The Australian Sex Party,” I assumed it was an ad for some sort of kinky costume ball, trying to capitalize on a sensationalist title. In fact, the Australian Sex Party is a political party with legitimate candidates and a surprisingly sensible platform.
Their primary goals are to promote sexual rights and reverse Australia’s uncharacteristically conservative censorship laws. That said, they are not without a sense of humor: their slogan is “Where you come first.” LOL. I look forward to meeting some of the party’s representatives at the four-day-long Sexpo, which will take place in Melbourne at the end of November.
MSP is taking a closer look at sex and politics this month.
Image courtesy of The Australian Sex Party.