Church told the audience at the BBC 6 Music's annual John Peel Lecture that she was, "pressurized" by male executives into wearing revealing clothes in her videos when she was 19 or 20. When she voiced her discomfort, she was reminded by record-label executives whose money was being spent.
Said Church, "Now I find it difficult to promote my music in places it would be best suited because of my history."
The 27-year-old singer claims that the music business is, "a male-dominated industry with a juvenile perspective on gender and sexuality" and increasingly wants, "sex objects that appear child like."
Church said that young female artists were routinely "coerced into sexually demonstrative behavior in order to hold on to their careers."
This comes on the heels of the controversy surrounding Miley Cyrus' publicity-seeking performance at the MTV Awards last month.
Sinead O'Connor wrote an open letter to Cyrus warning her not to be exploited by the music business. Cyrus struck back calling O'Connor names and questioning O'Connor's mental health. A low blow.
Church also said that video websites did too little to prevent young viewers from being able to see explicit videos. She supports singer Annie Lennox's call to give pop videos ratings, such as the film industry does.
"I'm all for freedom of expression," Lennox told the BBC, "but this is clearly one step beyond, and it's clearly into the realm of porn.
"How do you stop your kids being exposed to it? It's so powerful. You don't want to see your seven-year-old girls twerking all over the place."
Madonna is a good example of this trend making young girls want to dress like street walkers back in the 1980's. Artists such as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears have all been criticized for their explicit performances and costumes.
Lennox did not name names. Instead, she stated, "There's nothing wrong with sexuality and sensuality and I think these artists are beautiful. In many ways, what they do is fantastic, but it needs to be age appropriate.
"These guys have young fan bases and they are being barraged with it. I don't think there's one parent of young boys and girls that would honestly, comfortably say they were fine with seeing their kids being exposed to that kind of thing."
"I think this debate is about getting the voice of reason back there to say, 'look, we want to protect our kids.'"
The debate goes on.