Strip Clubs Banned From Advertising Jobs At UK Employment Offices

Times are tough everywhere. Which means desperate people will consider taking jobs, like stripping or performing nude on a web cam, they wouldn’t otherwise have considered. But the government in the UK doesn’t want to encourage its citizens to find these types of sexy jobs and has banned a certain class of employers from advertising at tax-funded employment offices.

The new regulation forbids the advertising of jobs “that involve the direct sexual stimulation of others” because public money should not be a conduit to such work, said the UK’s Minister of Employment in a statement.

He continues:

We shouldn’t put vulnerable people in an environment where they’re exposed to these types of jobs and could feel under pressure to work in the sex industry.

While the UK government may have a problem pushing jobs that involve its citizens sporting a g-string (or less), it is perfectly fine with allowing strip clubs and the like to advertise for non-sexy jobs like janitors.

Is the UK government being too puritanical in this situation? Or are they genuinely protecting its citizens from taking adults-only work out of desperation?

Sex job ads banned at UK employment offices [Reuters]