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Lady meets the lap dancers
The group has two other clubs in Bournemouth and in Southampton
A titled lady and local activist visited a lap-dancing club to see if a similar venue should open in a Cornish seaside town.

Lady Helen Long, a member of Newquay's Action Group, went to Temptations in Plymouth, Devon, to see for herself what the strip shows are about.

Her visit was prompted after plans for a club were submitted to turn the Old Vic Bar in the centre of Newquay at Chapel Hill into the resort's first such lap-dancing club.

She said that while she enjoyed the company of the dancers she thought it was "not like ballet" and maintains lap-dancing is not suitable for Newquay.

"It was extremely interesting. The club was very well run and the girls in it were absolutely charming.

Faking an orgasm

"Having said that, it is a lap-dancing club. A councillor here said he thought it would be like ballet.

"Well, it's not like ballet. It's more a cross between gymnastics and faking an orgasm."

The plans were put in by Newcastle-based company For Your Eyes Only which has similar businesses in Bournemouth and Southampton.

It says residents have nothing to fear from the club.

But local people have objected, saying it is not suitable for a residential area.

Lady Helen Long
"Well, it's not like ballet. It's more a cross between gymnastics and faking an orgasm"

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