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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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Paying For It: Is PayPal Hurting Sex Workers?

Paying For It: Is PayPal Hurting Sex Workers? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
What do you do when your brand is adult-based and all your best connections, writing and media appearances relate not to SEO, but SEX?...
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TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, June 19, 2:13 PM

This is one of the many reasons PayPal Sucks!!!

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Spain tries to calculate sex workers' contribution to GDP

Spain tries to calculate sex workers' contribution to GDP | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Officials from Spain's National Statistics Institute have asked brothel-keepers' organisation for estimate of total earnings
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The Korean grandmothers who sell sex

The Korean grandmothers who sell sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Koreans could once be sure that their children would look after them in their old age, but no longer - many of those who worked hard to transform the country's economy find the next generation has other spending priorities. As a result, some elderly women are turning to prostitution.

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TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, June 10, 11:04 AM

The number of older women turning to the sex work industry is growing everywhere. Men never tire of having attractive women near them. No matter how old the man or the woman.

 

As human beings there is a sensual element in all that we do. We can honor that within ourselves and each other until our dying day.

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Budget Crisis County Prosecutes Million Dollar Male Escort Case

Budget Crisis County Prosecutes Million Dollar Male Escort Case | Sex Work | Scoop.it
This story describes the factors surrounding the trial of Starchild, charged with prostitution as a result of entrapment in the course of a sting operation conducted by the Fremont Police Department on December 5th, 2005. Focusing on the trial expenses in the midst of the country budget crunch which reduces the court operating times to 3 hours in the afternoon, plus an historic challenge on the basis of Lawrence v. Texas, this article explores the follies of this prosecution.
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Britain, Italy Include Drugs, Sex in GDP

Britain, Italy Include Drugs, Sex in GDP | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The British government is now including prostitution and narcotics sales in its official Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistic. That's the oft-cited measure of how much a country's economy grows or contracts."


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Want To Win The War On Poverty? Rebuild The Labor Movement

Want To Win The War On Poverty?  Rebuild The Labor Movement | Sex Work | Scoop.it
When conservative Ohio Governor and former Lehman Brothers executive John Kasich feels compelled to remind his fellow conservatives that upon entering Heaven, “Saint Peter is probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small. But he is going to ask you what you did for the poor,” you know poverty has reached center stage.

From the homilies of Pope Francis, to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's (pictured) inauguration speech, poverty and its close cousin inequality are playing starring roles in the current political discourse. The President’s 2015 budget proposal, released earlier this month, calls for a significant increase in federal spending on anti-poverty programs, and while these proposals are likely DOA in the Republican-controlled House, Democrats across the land have promised to campaign on the issue leading up to the 2014 midterm races. This year, then, appears little different from much of 2013: the spotlight on poverty shows no sign of dimming.

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And include sex workers in the labor movement; perhaps not unions per se, but in valuing workers & workers rights ~ and sex work as work.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 23, 4:56 PM

Not necessarily all feminist; but unions have their place in feminism and other battles of equality -- and unions are the way to cease this war on the masses.

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Anti Sex Work Tirade

Anti Sex Work Tirade | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Consequently, her argument that selling sex is a way of disrupting patriarchy, and thus patriarchal capitalism, falls short for me. Just like the price tag on her education, patriarchal capitalism and free market principles determine the price tag on her body. It’s patriarchal capitalism that will determine she is “shot out” and should retire. And after she’s retired from selling sex, she will have to re-enter a patriarchal capitalist society, “ashamed” or not of her economic choices.

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I agree that education is important;  and I'm anti-patriarchy. But this conversation dismisses the factual subject of people, of women, who like sex work. For a myriad of reasons, we like sex work. And that's too shocking for so many brains.


And funny how we never have these conversations about the capitalistic body issues of aging etc. regarding models, athletes, etc.

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Spanish 'prostitution for beginners' workshop angers prominent feminists

Spanish 'prostitution for beginners' workshop angers prominent feminists | Sex Work | Scoop.it

An enterprising association of sex workers in Barcelona has angered some of Spain's most prominent feminists by offering an "intro to prostitution" course in response to what its members say is a growing number of women turning to sex work in the wake of Spain's financial crisis.

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Women’s work (Framing Sex Work in Terms of the Economy & Inequality)

Women’s work (Framing Sex Work in Terms of the Economy & Inequality) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Most of the discussion surrounding a Duke woman’s decision to participate in pornography has focused on the feminist and gendered implications of being involved in a sex work industry, but we have neglected to mention the economic structures that influence such decision-making. The fact of the matter is, when thinking about career options and economic viability, women are forced to operate in a different framework than men.


Women being more likely to enter a sex-related industry is a result of the economic structures in place that make it extremely difficult for women to compete with men in a workplace—especially in industries that are traditionally male-run. Even if you’re a Duke student with every opportunity in the world, as a woman you are never immune to the effects of gender inequality. Not only are we operating within a system that preferences cis-male employees, but we also live in a place where the economy is dependent on low-wage workers who can’t survive off of their income.

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UK sex-workers hit hard by recession - Boing Boing

UK sex-workers hit hard by recession - Boing Boing | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Economist claims that prostitution in the UK has been hard-hit by the down economy, with men treating sex-for-money as a luxury lacking precedence behind rent, petrol and energy bills. At the same time, more women ...

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A repeat of earlier news I Scooped, but interesting nevertheless

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The Secret World of the Student Sex Worker

The Secret World of the Student Sex Worker | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"While there may always have been some incidental student presence in the industry... there can be little doubt that the growing impoverishment of the student population has [coincided] with a growth in the number of student sex workers."

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Sex doesn’t sell... An old industry is in deep recession

Sex doesn’t sell... An old industry is in deep recession | Sex Work | Scoop.it

TIMES are tough for Debbie, a prostitute in western England who runs a private flat with other “mature ladies”. She does two or three jobs a day. A year ago she was doing eight or nine. She has cut her prices: “If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t still be open.” She says that she can now make more money doing up furniture and attending car-boot sales than she can turning tricks.

 

George McCoy, who runs a website reviewing over 5,000 massage parlours and individuals, says that many are struggling. Sex workers tell him they have been forced to hold down prices. Like other businesses, massage parlours and private flats are suffering from rising rents and energy costs. Even Mr McCoy’s website is under the cosh: visitor numbers are down by a third.


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From Finance to Sex Therapy: London Bankers Escape

From Finance to Sex Therapy: London Bankers Escape | Sex Work | Scoop.it

With thousands of jobs axed and many more under threat in London's financial center, City workers are leading an exodus from the City as they consider alternative careers and dramatic life changes.

 

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Mike Lousada, an investment banker turned sex therapist, told CNBC that City workers should "follow their passion" and find an interest they could even develop into their own business. Having worked for two decades at Nomura, JP Morgan, Barclays and Societe Generale "amongst others," Lousada told CNBC that his change of career from banking to sexual healing was a life choice.

 

"I felt my City career no longer had meaning for me and I wanted to pursue something which gave my life meaning and purpose. As I grew, emotionally, I realized how unfulfilled I felt and I knew that there was something else calling me which would be more fulfilling," he told CNBC.

 

Called the "orgasm guru" among London's chattering classes, Lousada has built up a reputation as a talented sex therapist with a long waiting list of clients paying 300 pounds ($454) for a therapy session with him. He said he had met a lot of City workers who wanted to get out of frenetic City life and work.

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The Impact of Adult Entertainment on the U.S. Economy (Infographic) - Go Banking Rates

The Impact of Adult Entertainment on the U.S. Economy (Infographic) - Go Banking Rates | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Impact of Adult Entertainment on the U.S. Economy (Infographic)Go Banking RatesKeep in mind that these figures are just averages. Salaries can be much more or less.

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