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Just Sign on The Dotted Line- The Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath

"Just Sign on The Dotted Line: The Anti Prostitution Loyalty Oath" narrated by Cosi Fabian, presents a history of a policy regulating provision of foreign aid. The policy requires that recipients of USAID funds sign an oath that they will not support sex workers' rights. This policy is a telling example of how the U.S. exports repressive ideologies through conditions set for foreign aid recipients.


Compiled for all those interested in sex workers issues and human rights, this video timeline and accompanying resources provide a comprehensive course in the history of, and resistance to "The Pledge."

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Monthly sex worker tests are ridiculous, health experts say (2011)

Monthly sex worker tests are ridiculous, health experts say (2011) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Health Minister David Davis has backed down from a plan for Victorian sex workers to have fewer tests for sexually transmitted infections, prompting sharp criticism from public health experts who say the plan should go ahead.


...Professor of Sexual Health at Melbourne University, Christopher Fairley, said research showed monthly testing was unnecessary and a waste of public health resources because sex workers have much lower rates of STIs than other people.This was backed by a recent study of patients at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre which showed that of 2896 female sex workers tested for STIs over three years, only 3 per cent were positive.

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Wild Wipes For Your Sex Worker Kit

Wild Wipes For Your Sex Worker Kit | Sex Work | Scoop.it
As promised, my brief interview with Peter, the founder of Wild Wipes. Peter, as a former escort, I know most of us had baby wipes in our sex work kits; what makes Wild Wipes different? Are they be...
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And here's my detailed review of why they are better than baby wipes or other wet wipe alternatives.

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The Great Porn Star ~ Sex Worker Divide

The Great Porn Star ~ Sex Worker Divide | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Whorephobia drives me insane, especially when it results in separation and even worse among sex workers. Perhaps nowhere is this as clear than the divide between porn stars and all the other sex wo...
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Sex Work Toolkit

Sex Work Toolkit | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Trade Secrets (.pdf) is an excellent resource manual developed by the BC Coalition of Experiential Communities to support health and safety in the sex industry. The guide, designed for sex industry workers and stakeholders in the broader community, aims to create working environments and cultures that adhere to human rights laws, common law and labour standards and aims to stop exploitation, violence, youth involvement and forced involvement in sex work.

Sex workers’ safety tips

Sex work can be a dangerous business especially at the street level. Here are some tips to keep safe and take care. Let’s help others reduce the risks. Pass this on!

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Great tips for first dates as well.

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How I became a virgin stripper #sexwork

How I became a virgin stripper #sexwork | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex work helped me find my sexuality even when I couldn't have sex.
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The Real Stories of Disabled Men Who Pay for Sex #sexwork

The Real Stories of Disabled Men Who Pay for Sex #sexwork | Sex Work | Scoop.it
How they do it, why they do it, and what else they want from it.


The Sessions--the 2012 film about a polio patient who hires a “sex surrogate” to help him lose his virginitywon praise for humanizing a sex worker and her severely disabled client. But a new paper by Kirsty Liddiard, a sociologist at the UK’s University of Sheffield, provides a much more revealing window into the experiences of disabled men who pay for sex.

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Educational ~ and emotional.

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Canada’s New Sex Laws Will Affect Elderly, Disabled Johns | VICE Canada

Canada’s New Sex Laws Will Affect Elderly, Disabled Johns | VICE Canada | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sarah Ratchford talks to the elderly johns and people with disabilities who will be affected by Canada's new sex work law, Bill C-36.
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Motivations for sexual risk behaviors among older men in Shanghai, China: a qualitative study

Motivations for sexual risk behaviors among older men in Shanghai, China: a qualitative study | Sex Work | Scoop.it
China's population is quickly aging and this trend is expected to continue. Thus it is important to develop HIV interventions to help protect older Chinese from infection. Limited information exists regarding sexual risk behaviors and associated personal motivations among persons aged 50 and over in China.
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Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections

Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A new study found that the decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infection.
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Escorts: How Healthy is Your Client?

Escorts: How Healthy is Your Client? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
For all companions, an invisible safety issue exists that left unacknowledged could lead to the de...
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Study: To Lower Rape and STD Rates, Decriminalize Prostitution

Study: To Lower Rape and STD Rates, Decriminalize Prostitution | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A loophole in Rhode Island decriminalized prostitution between 2004-2009. During this time the state saw significant decreases in rape and gonorrhea.
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Advocates Voices: Sex Workers’ Perceptions of the Melbourne Declaration

Advocates Voices: Sex Workers’ Perceptions of the Melbourne Declaration | Sex Work | Scoop.it
While the Melbourne Declaration includes language regarding sex workers and drug users’ rights, many feel it's not enough. Hear what advocates have to say.
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NYPD to Stop Seizing Sex Work Suspects' Condoms

NYPD to Stop Seizing Sex Work Suspects' Condoms | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution, ending a longstanding practice that had been criticized by civil rights groups for undermining efforts to combat AIDS and other sexually transmitted...
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Of Sex Positive Kiwis & Adult Toys In New Zealand

Of Sex Positive Kiwis & Adult Toys In New Zealand | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, two women from New Zealand, Wendy Lee and Ema Lyon, realized they had a specific kind of sexual frustration: No comfortable place to buy safe and good-looking sex toys. Fifteen years ago, the pair of kiwis decided to tackle their frustration head-on.


Worried about the health aspects and safety of sex toys, Ema and Wendy decided to go became makers of safe and healthy adult toys, primarily focusing on 100% silicone dildos. The ladies were taught how to mold silicon for their adult toys by Weta Workshop’s Richard Taylor. (Yes, that Taylor; the one who’s company created all of the props, prosthetics, weaponry, etc. for Jackson’s epic The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.)

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Busty Porn Star Forced to Lose 'Livelihood' or Die

Busty Porn Star Forced to Lose 'Livelihood' or Die | Sex Work | Scoop.it
If they ever made a porn parody of Sophie's Choice, big bust legend Elizabeth Starr would be a shoo-in for the lead role.
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Sex Work and the City: Police Confiscate and Destroy Condoms in an Attempt to Rid Prostitution in NYC

Sex Work and the City: Police Confiscate and Destroy Condoms in an Attempt to Rid Prostitution in NYC | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The New York City sex industry isn't glamorous. It's dark, seedy, lurid, and the sex work that the women and, to a lesser degree, men engage in carries the risk of danger, disease, sexual violence, and abduction. There aren't many tools that the sexually exploited demographic can use, but one tool that is at their disposal is condoms. With 50 percent of streetwalkers being African American and 25 percent being Latino, and the average age of a prostitute in the United States being between the ages of 12-14 years old, it's ethnic teenagers who continue to suffer HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases at a high rate -- particularly when police confiscate their condoms, a form harassment that's orchestrated in order to prevent sex workers from turning tricks.

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While data on sex work is difficult to come by, this is an interesting look at health, race & discrimination in erms of the laws.

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Push to decriminalize sex work, but stigma remains

Push to decriminalize sex work, but stigma remains | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Despite a decreasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS among commercial sex workers, health workers say the stigma associated with prostitution and the harsh laws against it are undermining sex workers’ access to HIV-related services.
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Edinburgh to end sex in saunas

Edinburgh to end sex in saunas | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Activists say a change in the city’s once-permissive attitude toward prostitution threatens health of sex workers
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UNAIDS saddened by death of HIV and sex worker rights activist Andrew Hunter

UNAIDS saddened by death of HIV and sex worker rights activist Andrew Hunter | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is deeply saddened by the death of Andrew Hunter, who was known and respected for his tireless promotion of the rights of people from key populations most at risk of HIV, particularly sex workers.

 

Mr Hunter was a driving force of the sex workers rights movement globally and across Asia and the Pacific for decades. He was the President of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and one of the founding members of the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) and NSWP.

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State laws, police practices contribute to 'HIV epidemic' in Louisiana, report says

State laws, police practices contribute to 'HIV epidemic' in Louisiana, report says | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Report claims police unfairly arrest sex workers for carrying condoms, chides state law for criminalizing syringe possession
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A 57-page report, "In Harm's Way: State Response to Sex Workers, Drug Users, and HIV in New Orleans," reveals what we already know...

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In Thailand, a Tough Life for Burma’s Male Sex Workers

In Thailand, a Tough Life for Burma’s Male Sex Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

In the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, Burmese migrants sell their bodies for sex at “show bars” or other entertainment venues. The bars are legal, but it is illegal for migrants to work at them. As a result, many male sex workers do not seek medical assistance if they contract sexually transmitted diseases because they do not want to reveal their source of income.

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FSC: 'What You Know About Moratorium Is Wrong'

FSC: 'What You Know About Moratorium Is Wrong' | Sex Work | Scoop.it

On Friday, one of the testing facilities that serve the adult industry alerted us to a positive HIV test by an adult film performer. While we don't yet know if the performer acquired the virus in his or her personal life, or while working in adult film, we’ve called a moratorium and immediately halted all production.

 

Unfortunately, I've seen a lot of misinformation in the media, and some truly reprehensible behavior on social media over the past few days, and felt it was necessary to explain how a moratorium works, and call for compassion for the positive performer.

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Pissed off about how condoms are used as evidence

Pissed off about how condoms are used as evidence | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Pissed off about how condoms are used as evidence of prostitution in New York?
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While NY did the right thing, these thoughts & images are important to remember. It's still happening elsewhere...

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“Dumb Sluts Don’t Understand Obama Care”: Myth-Information Regarding Sex Workers & The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

“Dumb Sluts Don’t Understand Obama Care”: Myth-Information Regarding Sex Workers & The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Well, that’s pretty much what Warner Todd Huston said at Wizbang...

 

Whatever his problem is, the truth is that Huston really is the ignorant one.  Because while he is busy mocking those women and their work, his longest diatribe is on how these women won’t qualify for the insurance subsidies

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Facts about Obamacare for sex workers ~ and others.

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