Paloma Faith has admitted that she visits burlesque clubs to celebrate the female body, however she finds porn ‘unrealistic’.
Speaking to The Independent, she admitted, “I'll go to burlesque clubs, but to me that is empowering. It's a celebration of the female body as a natural form, whereas [pornography] is a completely objectifying, unrealistic, plastic version.
“I believe in sensuality and have a strong sense of my own sexual desire – by no means am I a prude – but it's a celebratory thing, not just geared toward the male gaze. It's got to be mutual between the genders.
“Pornography gives men an unrealistic idea of what a woman should be I'm surprised by how many young men think women should be hairless, because that's not the way the cookie crumbles...”
Paloma also admitted to not being as ‘well informed’ on political matters as she’d like to be because she doesn’t have a TV (she’s missing out on so much: TOWIE, MIC… Big Brother!). She explained, “I am socially political but I'm not as well informed as I should be, or as I was brought up to be. I don't have a television and I don't buy newspapers or read magazines because I try not to be influenced by those things, but I've cut out a lot information as a result.
“The government is focused too much on academia. I think that there should be options available, quite early on, that if someone is recognised as a disruptive child for them to be trained vocationally.
“Maybe if those kids were given the option to learn how to contribute to society on a practical level they wouldn't get into trouble. But there is this right-wing idea that academia is superior.”