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In my room at the Glencairn, an Irish guest house (bed & breakfast) on 55 Hanger Lane in North Ealing (west London) with English-made leather jacket, 1971.

Mike Strong

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Lust Buster

Lust Less with Lust Busters

August 1971
Oxford Circus

(Note: a "circus" is a traffic "round-a-bout" - a traffic circle. These are common.)

Every weekend this guy with the sign was a regular. He told me he had shown up, without fail for the previous 14 years with time out only for Christmas and one time when he was just too sick.

He was promoting less lust with his "Protein Wisdom."

He asked me whether I had tried less lust but I really thought I shouldn't close off my options. I was only 24 at the time. The other side of his sign says, "Less lust"

I love the hippie pair about to head down the tube station. They really make the shot for me. I suspect they were not converts. Years later, in late 1989, when I was massage therapist at the Kansas City club one of my regular clients had seen this picture. She and her husband then traveled to London. When she came back she left me a note that he was still on "duty."

I was re-assured to know that I was still being protected from lust by this one-person crusade over the years. That meant he had been on the job for some 32 years (in 1989).

Actually what I am most reassured about is that "eccentrics" are allowed to continue as part of the warp and woof and color and texture of a city. Here they get chased away.

Another shot of our intrepid campaigner for less lust for all of us, showing the other side of his sign (see close-ups of sign at right)
Here is the back side of the sign. Just in case you want that formula,
it is -
"Less Lust by less ..."


And ... "Sitting