BRITAIN'S parliament is hosting an unusual function today - an erotica event.
Guests at the $141 per person dinner inside parliament's House of Commons will eat in the exclusive Members' Dining Room and then have a party - off the premises on a nearby boat - where the guests will have to exchange formal attire for latex or similar dress.
The event was organized by Savvas Christodoulou, the man behind the Buddha Lounge nightclub in Romford, southern England. Christodoulou also owns Erotica Ltd, the company behind the Erotica 2010 adult industry trade show.
In order to use the Members' Dining Room, an event must be sponsored by a lawmaker. The Erotica event was sponsored by Romford Conservative lawmaker Andrew Rosindell, whose secretary confirmed to Sky News that he was doing so "as we would do with any other Romford-based business."
It was the first time the U.K. parliament was used for an erotica party and the lawmaker insisted he had not stepped out of line.
"It is a nonprofit-making dinner and I would have done the same for any local business, charity or organization," he said earlier in the week. "I have never been to an Erotica event; I am not interested in that kind of thing. I am not endorsing anything. I was simply asked to sponsor a dinner. I’m not even sure I will go."
A House of Commons spokeswoman said she could not comment on individual bookings.
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