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About sex work and help for sex workers, which includes escorts, professional service providers, erotica authors, phone sex operators, adult bloggers, etc. http://www.sex-kitten.net/blog/
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What I Really Do: The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Sex Workers

What I Really Do: The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Sex Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I am a porn performer, professional escort and Dominatrix, and I have found that most of the world has absolutely no idea what my job is actually like. While my career is inherently rooted in entertainment and fantasy, I am also running three small businesses, facilitating educational workshops and fighting for sex workers rights. For me, my job has a certain sense of normalcy that just happens to be surrounded by high heels, vintage vibrators and lots of glitter. My own perception of my work often fluctuates between: ‘Imma sexual-ninja-genius!’ to ‘This is mega complicated’. Someone did actually create a “What I Really Do” Sex Worker meme. It is pretty amusing, but it really only begins to describe the complicated social perceptions of the world’s oldest profession.

People enter sex work for different reasons and for various amounts of time, and have very individual experiences within the industry. Regardless of varying experiences, society often attaches stigma and shame to our identities. This can be incredibly de-humanizing, which is part of the reason sex workers have historically been the targets of discrimination and violence. Sex work itself is not inherently dangerous – unlike being a deep-sea fisherman, a firefighter or serving in the Marines – the threat only lies in social norms and laws that prevent workers from doing our jobs legally and safely. This has negative ramifications on our health, safety and professional lives. Not being able to account for skills gained as a sex worker can result in undesirable gaps on a resume, prohibit transitions into other career paths and create fear of being outed or fired from vanilla jobs. This is a total shame because sex workers are some of the smartest cats that I know. Most of my colleagues possess an arsenal of branding, marketing and PR, education, website management and creative technical skills that make them highly successful in their chosen field, skills that would easily translate into an array of professional settings. Yet the stigma surrounding “What People Think I Do” constantly affects our ability to be successful and employable.
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5 Truths About Sexual Fetishes (A Dominatrix's Perspective)

5 Truths About Sexual Fetishes (A Dominatrix's Perspective) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The stereotype goes that when it comes to sex, men are as simple-minded as dogs. As someone with a few years' experience as a dominatrix and phone sex operator, I'm here to tell you that could not possibly be more wrong.

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Overall a good article, tho I wish the word "fetish" would be used properly (these are fantasies, not necessarily true fetishes).

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In defence of paying for a dominatrix

In defence of paying for a dominatrix | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Margaret Corvid: Sex is a basic human need, and kink my speciality. For it to be my job is not miserable, but necessary, joyous and beautiful
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