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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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Poetry Brothel puts the bawd in bard

Poetry Brothel puts the bawd in bard | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A party where you can pay to have verse read to you in a bordello-style setting is packing in the punters – but are poetry and sex work really comparable? asks Sarah Theeboom


...Prostitution and poetry, they claim, are not the uneasy bedfellows they might seem. “Sex work and poetry are two of the oldest professions,” says Berger. “Both are incredibly intimate acts that explore love, fantasy and the underside of people.”


Adamski agrees. “It’s all about intimacy. You can have pretty good sex or you can enjoy a poem without it. But if it connects to you intimately, it’s so much better.” And that’s what they sell at the Poetry Brothel, he says: an intimate experience of art with the artist who created it.

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I am utterly smitten by this!

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Unfinished Conversations & On The Differences Between Sex & The Intimacy Of Companionship (Or, Robot Sex Vs Sex Workers)

Unfinished Conversations & On The Differences Between Sex & The Intimacy Of Companionship (Or, Robot Sex Vs Sex Workers) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Rubbing our parts in robotic electronics, no matter how supple, no matter how able to respond in terms of coos and ooohs, no matter what level of "special order" creation status to match our individual personalities and needs, will not satiate our hunger for real companionship.


Humans appear to have a very pronounced attachment to companionship, so much so that we are most driven by desire and longing. We want, crave, unconditional love and acceptance.

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Men, Casinos Are Betting The Pretty Employees Will Screw You Out Of Your Money

Men, Casinos Are Betting The Pretty Employees Will Screw You Out Of Your Money | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Speaking of those scantily clad casino waitresses... I would like to draw your attention to a pair of studies done regarding men's reactions to pretty and scantily clad women. In the 2003 study, th...

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The effects of scantily clad women on (hetero) male wallets

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Even if a man knows he can’t take the sexy casino waitress up to his room, a guy can — and will — dream. And that just helps the house.

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Anger as men defend right to use sex workers - Women

Anger as men defend right to use sex workers - Women | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The men’s petition in the November issue of the magazine Causeur was signed by figures including the novelist and editor Frederic Beigbeder, several journalists and columnists, comedians, actors and the lawyer Richard Malka, who has defended clients including the former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

 

The petition stated “some of us have gone, go, or will go to prostitutes – and we are not even ashamed”.

 

They added “everyone should be free to sell their charms, and even to love doing it.”

 

But feminists and the government expressed outrage at what they saw as the hijacking of the feminist writer de Beauvoir’s 1971 abortion manifesto in which 343 famous women, including Catherine Deneuve and Jeanne Moreau, admitted having had an abortion, something which left them liable for arrest. That petition, which the media later dubbed the manifesto of the “343 salopes” (s**ts or b**ches) helped lead to the legalisation of abortion in France.

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I love Tina Fey, but apparently she’s anti-sex worker

I love Tina Fey, but apparently she’s anti-sex worker.
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“ Tina Fey talking about her daughter Alice.

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The Pornocalypse Comes For Us All – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog

The Pornocalypse Comes For Us All: Recently I’ve been seeing lots of tweets and headlines suggesting that Amazon is going through another round of cracking down on porn ebooks, generally burying them deeper and making them harder to f...

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See also: http://www.marketingwhore.net/2012/03/06/legal-censorship-the-marketing-whore-is-back/

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Sex Workers Aren't Cheap, But

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.


~ Brendan Behan

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The untapped wisdom of sex workers

The untapped wisdom of sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Leave it to the British tabloid The Sun, which in the past has brought us such considered coverage as "FREDDIE STARR ATE MY HAMSTER", to approach the topics of sex work and relationship advice with all the subtlety of a neon-painted brick: last month they ran a piece with the screaming headline, "I had sex with 1,000 men as £700-a-time hooker ... now I'm an infidelity counsellor."

 

Take a moment to get the sighs out of your system and it turns out the piece contains fairly straightforward - and even considerate - advice from former sex worker Rebecca Dakin, such as, "I just want to help people stay in relationships. My knowledge comes from experience. When I was an escort about 60 per cent of my clients were married, and that gives me a pretty unique insight into how men work and what they want."

 

That didn't stop website Salon from weeping and wailing about the piece, with Tracy Clark Florey unloading on the topic, playing into the tired notion of "bad sex workers versus good sex workers" by saying, of another piece by Kitty Stryker, "Her advice boils down to this: talk with your partner.

 

Rather than giving out grudging blow jobs like doggie treats, communicate openly, honestly and without judgment about your mutual needs and desires. What a concept."

 

But boiling the particular sort of relationship advice espoused by Dakin down to "have more sex with your husband", it is certainly not exclusive to "racy" editorial; Bettina Arndt has been doling out similar rhetoric for years. So why characterise it as specific to sex work?

 

What sets The Sun editorial and the Salon piece apart is that The Sun actually allowed a sex worker to speak for herself, and in an era where much of the dialogue about sex work is dominated by non-sex workers, that's becoming increasingly rare.


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What men REALLY ask for on sex chatlines

What men REALLY ask for on sex chatlines | Sex Work | Scoop.it

THEY are big business, with one in three men reportedly using them and now one worker has revealed all in book...

 

Top fantasies

1. Three-in-a-bed

2. Sucking on breast milk

3. Being dressed up as a woman

4. Worshipping my big backside

5. Wife catching him in bed with another woman - and joining in

6. Being told in detail how to pleasure himself

7. Naughty schoolgirl

8. Sex with the mother in-law

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Good sex in literature: why is it so hard to find?

Good sex in literature: why is it so hard to find? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Stuart Jeffries: Julian Barnes claims that British novelists feel obligated to write love scenes and so make a hash of it, replacing euphemisms with cliches. So what is so tricky about literary sex?

 

...Why is sex so hard to write well? Perhaps, the most lovely passages of sex in fiction are those that concern the moments before or immediately after rather than in what highbrow critics call mid-rumpypumpydom.

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Why Are We Afraid To Talk About Gay Porn?

Why Are We Afraid To Talk About Gay Porn? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

After I was invited by a student group at Corning Community College to give a talk on sex and culture, my presentation was canceled when the school's president found out that I do porn. This is exactly why we need to have more candid conversations about sex, porn and American culture.

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Why is so much of the discussion aimed at young people while only the actual adult stuff is aimed at the adults who really could use some growing up in that area?
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Bondage, Domination and Kink Sex Communities Step Into View

Bondage, Domination and Kink Sex Communities Step Into View | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Paddles is not another trendy table tennis emporium, but a “safe space” to live out erotic fantasies, specifically BDSM (bondage/discipline, domination/submission, sadism/masochism), OTK (over the knee; in other words, spanking), and an alphabet soup’s worth of other sexual practices that, until recently, have gone largely unnoticed and undiscussed by the mainstream world.

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As more articles like this hit the mainstream, expect more customers for kink.

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Call to include sex work in the National Disability Insurance Scheme bill

Call to include sex work in the National Disability Insurance Scheme bill | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A Canberra man with cerebral palsy wants the services of sex workers to be considered a legitimate need for people with disabilities in the NDIS bill.

 

...He calls for the bill to address the emotional needs of disabled people, which includes their sex life.

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It's really just common sense when you consider the facts.

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Why prostitution should be legal

Why prostitution should be legal | Sex Work | Scoop.it

By Ronald Weitzer is a professor of sociology at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and an expert on the sex industry.  He is the author of Legalizing Prostitution: From Illicit Vice to Lawful Business and editor of Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry.

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In his book, Weitzer advocates that the first step is that “consensual adult prostitution be officially recognized as work and that participants be accorded the rights and protections available to those involved in other occupations.”

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Condoms As Evidence

Condoms As Evidence | Sex Work | Scoop.it

In San Francisco and other cities across the US, possession of condoms, condom wrappers and conversations about safe sex are used as evidence against sex workers to justify arrest for prostitution and prostitution related charges.

 

The routine use of condoms as a tool to violate our basic human right to protect ourselves from HIV and sexually transmitted infections, as well as prevent unwanted pregnancies, is unjust and counter to sound public health.  The Human Rights Watch released a report chronicling this absurd practice in four cities:  New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


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While primarily about the issue of sex work, the assumptions about condoms as moral negatives instead of health imperatives is dangerous to us all.

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Ten Tips for Writing Those Pesky Sex Scenes

Ten Tips for Writing Those Pesky Sex Scenes | Sex Work | Scoop.it
When I first got the idea to write this I thought that I could use the Guardian Bad Sex Writing Awards as an example of what not to write in a sex scene. However, having just ploughed my way throug...
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Phone Sex Secrets News -- And You Are Wanted!

Phone Sex Secrets News -- And You Are Wanted! | Sex Work | Scoop.it

PSOs and phone sex callers wanted for beta testing special projects.

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Under Contract to My Wife

Under Contract to My Wife | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Midwestern Professionals add some kink to their marriage while building vast media empire.

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Hang ups about sex work

Hang ups about sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"I've done many different kinds of sex work. I've been a cam girl, a porn performer, a professional sub, and a performer at a peep show (similar to a stripper). I've also been working in retail and food service simultaneously.

 

I get so frustrated at how I'm treated at work. It really gets to me. I find myself involuntarily crying once I get into my car to drive home. I hate how dehumanizing it is. People don't acknowledge me as a person. They think I'm less than them because of my job. Maybe they don't actively think that, but that's how they treat me. Oh, by the way, I'm talking about the food service job."

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Why women are writing about sex - without shame

Why women are writing about sex - without shame | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The UK's first conference for sex writers reflects a surge in confessional blogs and the rise of 'clit lit'.
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The Moral Significance of Sex Workers and People With Disabilities

The Moral Significance of Sex Workers and People With Disabilities | Sex Work | Scoop.it

I’ve never understood the inherent problem with sex work. As the wonderful Martha Nussbaum has famously argued, all kinds of careers – from plumbers to pop-stars – use their bodies to fulfil some demand made by another. Whether this is dancing in small clothes or fixing a leak, we use our bodies to bring comfort, fulfilment, etc. to others, in exchange for money.


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Japanese Charity Breast-Squeeze!

Japanese Charity Breast-Squeeze! | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A charity breast squeeze took place last weekend in Shinjuku, Tokyo as part of the “Erotica will Save the World” event.

 

[More than a tad sexist, but, hey, if it raised funds along with boners... And how odd the back of his head is blurred but her boobs are so visible.]

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