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A phone-sex operator turns her personal stories into three nights of performances

A phone-sex operator turns her personal stories into three nights of performances | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The most important thing to know about Cameryn Moore isn't that she's a phone-sex operator, or that she's queer, or that she's an active member of the BDSM community. The most important thing to know is that she's a phenomenal storyteller.
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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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Understanding What Cam & Clip Girls Do

Understanding What Cam & Clip Girls Do | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Like I want y’all to understand- this is what I do for a living. If I don’t work I don’t get paid. And work isn’t just turning on my camera and fapping. It’s: • 1+ Hours Makeup and Hair. +15 minutes...
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NF, You're Tweeting All Wrong

NF, You're Tweeting All Wrong | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The other day, this Tweet appeared on my Twitter timeline: Are there certain #fetishes that pay better? #PhoneSex — @NiteFlirt (@NiteFlirt) November 17, 2015 As you can imagine, I felt the foam for...
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Have You Ever Paid For Sex? Please Take This #SexWork Survey

Have You Ever Paid For Sex? Please Take This #SexWork Survey | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Please read the letter below and fill out the survey. We want our clients and working ladies to help dispel negative myths about this industry.

If you have ever paid for sex please take this survey! We are interested in your experiences! There is a shortage of systematic data collected on clientele of brothels, and this survey hopes to change that.

A research study currently being conducted by the (sex work-friendly) sociology department at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV), seeks to collect data and broaden the scholarship and research on the attitudes of adult clients of prostitutes. Customers of legal Nevada brothels, are invited to take the brief, 100% anonymous survey This UNLV survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will help researchers to gain a fuller understanding of the clients of sex workers.
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This is the posting at the Bunny Ranch; direct survey link is here.

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Don't Give Into Stupid Demands

Don't Give Into Stupid Demands | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Making such moves puts you at risk of being booted from the platform site(s) you use. I’m not joking. Even mentioning at NiteFlirt, for example, other platform sites you use can get you banned for going against Terms Of Service (TOS). So even if your client, however softly, threatens that you’ll lose them if you don’t accommodate their request, you have to ask yourself if being blacklisted at the platform you work at is worth the discussion.


Aside from this practicality, there are other issues.


Even if the offer comes to you via another source, say direct email, contact off your website, Twitter, etc., there’s just no reason to take payments for services outside the phone sex platform site. (This includes clips sites, cam sites, etc.)


One of the number one “requested payment option” sites 

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The Myth of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Obscures Real Issues #sexwork

The Myth of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Obscures Real Issues #sexwork | Sex Work | Scoop.it
With no evidence of a Big Game-related spike, the crackdown on trafficked humans more often than not targets sex workers and consenting adults.
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An annual hysterical event

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The Complex Realities of Sex Work

The Complex Realities of Sex Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Olivia Grace is a sex worker based in Toronto who took issue ~ make that issues ~ with a recent Vice interview with a sex worker hobbiest. She felt her original response to the piece wasn’t enough, so she sent this piece in too…

The other day, Vice released a very lazy reporting job that wasn’t edited and talked to precisely the wrong person. I am talking, of course, about the article “We Interviewed a Sex Industry Hobbyist – the Worst Kind of John.” This article is written in opposition to that.
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This past Saturday, on SNL’s Weekend Update: Trump is Like a Phone Sex Operator

This past Saturday, on SNL’s Weekend Update, Michael Che explained why he doesn’t believe Donald Trump is a racist: “None of what he’s saying is true! You don’t just develop racism overnight on the...
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Coming Out Like A Porn Star

Coming Out Like A Porn Star | Sex Work | Scoop.it
This week Erika reviews Jiz Lee’s book anthology. I’ve not yet sat down with it myself, but by all accounts it’s one I’ll be making time for soon. We’re such big Jiz L…
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Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy, by Jiz Lee

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The Dangerous Catch-22 of Coming out As a Sex Worker

The Dangerous Catch-22 of Coming out As a Sex Worker | Sex Work | Scoop.it

People malign sex workers without realizing they're talking to one...


Some sex worker rights activists say that white women like Evie should come out as an act of solidarity. If everyone who’s had sex for money were open about it, would the public accept that sex work defies stereotypes and is more prevalent than most imagine? The answer is a Catch-22. Stigma and severe criminal penalties keep people from openly fighting laws and cultural attitudes.

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Excellent & required reading.

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The treachery trinity of Tragedy-disbelief and murder of the soul, by Local child sexual molestation by the Local Catholic church, has not been dealt with by our justice system.  AS a Former Candidate for Governor of Indiana 2012, and Rape survivor by 2 cock sucking Priest in Indianapolis in 1961 or so at the local southside church with 2 steps. I am not even catholic.  After repeated misdirection by those willing to commit the Cardinal Sin of Covering up childhood sexual assault by clergy is running deep in this local church. I refuse to be denied my opportunity to reach restitution. Your Sin against Children will never be forgiven by any form of clergy until you made amends to our city and to ourselves. You see 2 of us were raped that morning. God Has a Personal Hold on your personal immortality in his afterlife. Make amends Now while you can. I want my story known one way or another. It Is "I".  a serial Childhood rape survivor. I want 2 things. A life-size monument to 2 noble people placed at the new restroom facility in front of the city-county building. In honor of our lost childhood and trip through Hell on Earth. Eli Lilly , Madam C. J. Walker. It Is "I". 

TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, January 24, 10:06 AM

Want some insight into the whos and whys of sex workers... then this article is a MUST read.

The fact is... it's almost a certainty that you know a sex worker. The nice college student, the pretty barista, the cute waitress, even your middle aged neighbor... these women (and many more) are very often offering a sexual service for money on the sly. 

Having said that... they deserve as much respect as anyone else. We need to stop our judgement toward these women. They're only fulfilling a demand that has existed since the beginning of time. 

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For Sex Industry, Bitcoin Steps In Where Credit Cards Fear To Tread

For Sex Industry, Bitcoin Steps In Where Credit Cards Fear To Tread | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Trying to crack down on sex trafficking, authorities have been going after online ads for adult services. Some in this industry have found a workaround to stay under the radar: cyber currency.
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There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Safe’ Escort Ad

There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Safe’ Escort Ad | Sex Work | Scoop.it

As much as sex workers don’t like to hear it, this is real. Time and again in legal workshops and consultations sex workers ask me for the magic words they can use in their advertisements that will keep them safe from arrest. To their disbelief, and sometimes resentment, I respond that magic words don’t exist and that there is no such thing as a “safe” escort ad.


I completely understand why sex workers ask this. Law enforcement’s interactions with sex workers result in their arrest, imprisonment, and all the collateral consequences of criminal charges like loss of jobs or child custody, public outing, and major immigration issues. Not only do sex workers experience the..

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Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape

Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape | Sex Work | Scoop.it

GJSS – Graduate Journal of Social Science, Volume 11, Issue 2

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You can read it all, in PDF format.

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Vote now for the 2015 Feminist Celebrity of the Year

Vote now for the 2015 Feminist Celebrity of the Year | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Ms. Foundation for Women celebrates all feminists all year long. Women and men who believe in social, economic and political equality are working every day to change the conversation and build a more equal society for ALL genders. Their work makes all the difference.
In 2014 we teamed up with Cosmopolitan.com for our first EVER Feminist Celebrity of the Year survey. You voted and we recognized those who used their impact, influence and notoriety to promote true equality.  These celebrities not only publicly identified as feminists but worked to change the national and international dialogue around diversity, inclusiveness and intersectionality. 

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Encourage the feminist movement to be pro #sexwork, vote for @margaretcho! via @DPopTart

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 4, 2015 3:54 PM

Surprise, some men are on the list.


If you must know, I voted for Margaret Cho.

Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 4, 2015 4:36 PM

If you want to encourage the feminist movement to be pro sex work, vote for Cho!

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The Sacred Whore Goddess - YouTube

From Sacred (Holy) Whore to Dirty Whore: The Tragic Tale of a Goddess http://www.thefemalesex.blogspot.ca WARNING: The content of most of The Female Sex vide...
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Obv, I don't agree with statements ~ I know a number of sacred whores ~ but food for thought. 

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The age of ‘pre-crime’ has arrived

The age of ‘pre-crime’ has arrived | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Cities use license plate readers to send embarassing letters to anyone caught driving through areas known for prostitution.
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TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, December 3, 2015 11:06 PM

Seriously? This kind of crap is implemented by men against men.

Why? Guilt. A lot of men feel guilty for wanting illicit interactions with sex workers. 

 

So, they project their shame on the guys who are doing what they secretly yearn to do. They also know it cuts into the bottom line for the ladies offering their services. Double whammy. 


It's OK boys.. sex workers will still be around whenever you're ready to take the plunge...

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PayPal, Square and big banking's war on the sex industry

PayPal, Square and big banking's war on the sex industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The discriminatory practice of redlining has been reinvented for the 21st century and it's targeting the sex industry.
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TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, December 4, 2015 7:24 AM

This is a very important article...  

 

It exposes the blatant prejudice PayPal, Chase Bank & Square have toward the industry of sex. These are LEGAL and LICENSED businesses they are stopping from using their services online.

 

THIS is one of the reasons big corporations need to be subdued. Human beings tend to abuse power when it proves too much to handle.

Of course, no one at these companies would ever watch porn, go to a massage parlor or strip joint would they? 

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Phone Sex Is Sex Work - It's In The News, & You Can Learn From It

Phone Sex Is Sex Work - It's In The News, & You Can Learn From It | Sex Work | Scoop.it
If you're following me on Twitter, you've likely seen my tweets about Margaret Cho's recent championing of sex workers & their rights. Cho knows what she's talking about. Before her comedy care...
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"It took a long time to figure out what was bothering me about my job, but after listening to some restaurant industry friends complain about their patrons, it struck me. Nobody, not a single caller, had ever said, “Thank you.”


And none of them had ever said, “Goodbye.”


They were so thoroughly wrapped up in their exhibitionism, in themselves, that I might as well have been a pre-recorded moaning device. And while I didn’t exactly expect callers to care about me as a human being, night after night filled with dozens of people hanging up on me mid-sentence as though I didn’t exist started to really hurt my self esteem and self confidence."

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James Deen’s Alleged Assaults Were Ignored, Laughed Off by Casts and Crews #sexwork #porn #rape

James Deen’s Alleged Assaults Were Ignored, Laughed Off by Casts and Crews #sexwork #porn #rape | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Since Saturday, when porn actress and writer Stoya tweeted that she was raped by porn hero James Deen, four more adult film performers have come out agains
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Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


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"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.

But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 2, 2015 7:17 PM

Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


Cauterucci:


"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.


But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."


Click links for more info on rape & rape fantasies ~ including issues in porn & sex work.

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Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


Cauterucci:


"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.


But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."


Click links for more info on rape & rape fantasies ~ including issues in porn & sex work.

TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, December 4, 2015 12:08 AM

For God's sake... It's never ok to punch a woman in the face and take her from behind... even if she's a paid porn star. Even if she literally... asks you for it.

 

It doesn't matter that this happened on the set of a porn flick. This incident springs from the generalized notion that it's excusable to treat a woman abusively because you are a more powerful and dominant male. Get over yourselves!

 

I see this attitude (and often experience it) everywhere. It's the attitude whereby men believe women have been put on this Earth to serve them.


Men feel entitled to us. This leads to a sense of ownership. I'm not sure where this comes from (The Bible maybe?) but it has got to END.


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Holiday Marketing And Influencing Purchases [Infographic]

Holiday Marketing And Influencing Purchases [Infographic] | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The holidays are upon us, which means it's time to get moving with your  marketing campaigns. People start their holiday shopping early. 


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And then consider how many of these social networks, apps, etc. are actually open to adult businesses...

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My Grandma, the Sex Worker

When Dad told me that my grandmother used to be a prostitute, I didn't know whether to believe him. Seven years later, I phoned up Grandma to ask.
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What’s Real, Who’s Fake, What’s Private? Truths About Virtual Sex Affairs

What’s Real, Who’s Fake, What’s Private? Truths About Virtual Sex Affairs | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A friend, Darla, suggested we talk a bit about the whole Ashley Madison fiasco. Her most specific question was this tweet: @TrailerTrashGrl Why don’t men stick to real women PSOs like @PecknC…
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Communication and Discretion in the Demimonde

Communication and Discretion in the Demimonde | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Discretion is sometimes an overused word in this little world of ours, but it remains paramount to being able to stay and play as we do. Do you know much about security in communications online? By phone?
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I would note:


* Google requires a subpoena, search warrant, or court order to release info, so it's not like it's super easy for a client, fan, troll, etc. to get your data. So if you are doing legal sex work, such as phone sex, &/or not operating in "niche" areas, such as BDSM, some of these precautions may be less necessary than others.


* If you are truly concerned about privacy, for your business or otherwise, consider a paid service such as Unspyable.


* See also this article with privacy & safety tips.


* As always, see/read comments at post for more info.

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The Key To Attracting More Male Callers May Lie In Dating Study Info

The Key To Attracting More Male Callers May Lie In Dating Study Info | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A recent study, An Experimental Study of Men’s and Women’s Personal Ads, took a look at what characteristics women and men appear to be looking for in their partners by placing fake personal ads on...
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Margaret Cho Wants to Talk About Sex Work

Margaret Cho Wants to Talk About Sex Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
“The ugliness and beauty that I saw made me think that sex workers are providing a valuable service to society,” Ms. Cho said of her dominatrix days. “We shouldn’t just be protected and legitimized. We should be worshiped.”

But despite prostitution’s existence in virtually all cultures, there’s an almost universal aversion to the very idea of it. As Ms. Cho pointed out, while “ick” is a common visceral response, it is not particularly useful for developing public policy.

“If you’re disgusted by sex work, if your impulse is to shame and to abolish, what are sex workers to do then?” Ms. Cho asked. “How can we continue to operate in shadows and secrecy when the shadows and the secrecy are what’s killing us?”
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