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Egyptian Prosecutor Orders a Ban on Internet Porn | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Egyptian Prosecutor Orders a Ban on Internet Porn | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Censorship circumvention software is about to become very popular in Egypt. On Wednesday, the country’s Prosecutor General, Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, ordered government ministries to enforce a ban on pornographic websites, based on a three-year old ruling by Egypt’s administrative court, which declared that “freedom of expression and public rights should be restricted by maintaining the fundamentals of religion, morality and patriotism” and denounced pornographic content as “venomous and vile.”

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Why are so many young men paying for sex?

Why are so many young men paying for sex? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
With the stereotype that only lonely old men pay for sex no longer holding true, Gareth May talks to people involved in sex work to find out why young men are turning to escorts
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No, The Adult Industry Doesn't Happily Accept Financial Discrimination

No, The Adult Industry Doesn't Happily Accept Financial Discrimination | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Credit card companies and banks regularly discriminate against adult businesses. We put up with it because we have no choice. A post pondering this.
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Harry Siegel: The real girlfriend experience

Harry Siegel: The real girlfriend experience | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Even at ten dollars a minute, it's not easy to make a connection

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Inside ‘The Sex Factor’: Where 16 Men and Women Vie For Porn Immortality

Inside ‘The Sex Factor’: Where 16 Men and Women Vie For Porn Immortality | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A new series, ‘The Sex Factor,’ sees a gaggle of men and women compete for a $1 million prize and the designation of ‘international porn star’ status. Think: the ‘X Factor’ of sex.
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Meet the Porn Star Who's Having Sex With Someone in Every State, All in the Name of Art

Meet the Porn Star Who's Having Sex With Someone in Every State, All in the Name of Art | Sex Work | Scoop.it
His project aims to turn the art and porn worlds on their heads.
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Annie Sprinkle and the Founding of December 17th

Annie Sprinkle and the Founding of December 17th | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex work activist Annie Sprinkle was the mind behind the original International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. After the conviction of "Green River Killer" Gary Ridgway, Sprinkle and activists from SWOP decided that a holiday was necessary to commemorate people in our community who have been the victims of violence, and to draw…
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What Will the IRS Find If They Google You?

What Will the IRS Find If They Google You? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Internet is a wondrous world where people may become anyone with any lifestyle that they desire. People create alter egos for a plethora of reasons. Some do it to exercise other personalities w...
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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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Red-Blooded Thing: Male Prostitutes!

Red-Blooded Thing: Male Prostitutes! | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Isn't that the way it goes? A state or country legalizes prostutites, and women start coming from far and wide to pay for sex...wait, is that? oh, yeah, that's right -- Australian women are partaking of the male escorts in the states where prostitution has been legalized. Those who support the legalization of prostitution emphasize
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Prostitution Law and the Death of Whores

Prostitution Law and the Death of Whores | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Twenty years ago I first asked two questions that continue to unsettle me today. The first is answerable: What does a woman who sells sex accomplish that leads to her being treated as fallen, beyond the pale, incapable of speaking for herself, discountable if she does speak, invisible as a member of society? The answer is she carries a stigma. The second question is a corollary: Why do most public conversations focus on laws and regulations aimed at controlling these stigmatized women rather than recognizing their agency? To that the answer is not so straightforward.

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Jane Hilton Photographs: Exploring The World's Oldest Profession

Jane Hilton Photographs: Exploring The World's Oldest Profession | Sex Work | Scoop.it
An exhibition of new photographs by Jane Hilton, at Eleven, uncovers the hidden world of life inside Western (USA) brothels. Hilton first encountered Madam Kitt
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The exhibition mentioned is over, but the article is worth reading for context ~ then see more photos at Jane Hilton's website & order the book at Amazon.

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What’s It Like to Be a Porn Star?

What’s It Like to Be a Porn Star? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
To listen to this episode of Working with guest Jessica Drake, click the arrow on the audio player below: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks with porn star Jessica Drake about how she selects her scene partners and what it’s like...
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Voice Actors & Actresses Needed For Paying Audio Erotica Gigs

Voice Actors & Actresses Needed For Paying Audio Erotica Gigs | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I've been contacted by a new company to give them a hand finding voice talent for their recorded erotic stories. They are looking for voice talent -- especially male voice talent -- to create (reco...
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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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Work Your Phone Sex Blog Like A Vintage Stag Film

Work Your Phone Sex Blog Like A Vintage Stag Film | Sex Work | Scoop.it
You've probably heard about the old stag films, maybe even seen a few. But do you understand their magic? Naughty and even nudie films have a long history, dating back to the early 1900s. While all...
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Written for PSOs, but excellent website marketing advice for those who wish to tease clients into paying for sex worker services.

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Note to anti-prostitutionists: Sex worker movements are nothing to sneer at

Note to anti-prostitutionists: Sex worker movements are nothing to sneer at | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Laura Agustin debunks lies told about her and the history of a whole social movement in favour of sex worker rights by a fundamentalist Swedish feminist.
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George Bernard Shaw's Politics Of Sex Work Still Apply Today (Are You Really Surprised?)

George Bernard Shaw's Politics Of Sex Work Still Apply Today (Are You Really Surprised?) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The very real economic component of gender disparity, of how male privilege affects women, continues to be heard in serious talks about modern sex work and feminism today. The issue of censorship limiting discussions of the same — as well as discussions and depictions of truth, sexuality, and other taboos — also continues.

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'I tell them I'm a hooker': confessions of a sex worker

'I tell them I'm a hooker': confessions of a sex worker | Sex Work | Scoop.it
One woman offers insight into her life as a sex worker; why she does it and what she tells her children.

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One woman offers insight into her life as a sex worker; why she does it and what she tells her children.

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My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star

My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star | Sex Work | Scoop.it
An HIV scare, Rand Paul talking points, and a (maybe) proposition. A turbulent night in New York City with porn’s boy-next-door.
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New prostitution laws could be ‘disincentive’ for johns to report underage sex workers: Professor

New prostitution laws could be ‘disincentive’ for johns to report underage sex workers: Professor | Sex Work | Scoop.it
One of the lead detectives in the teen pimping investigation wants men who purchase women for sex to ensure their clients are over 18 and are willing participants, but an advocate for sex workers warns doing so might put johns…
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Booker winner Richard Flanagan nominated for 2014 Bad Sex Prize - Telegraph

Booker winner Richard Flanagan nominated for 2014 Bad Sex Prize - Telegraph | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North on the shortlist for prize highlighting the worst description of sex in fiction
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List of nominees; "award" on December 3rd.

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So bad it's good? ...Well, at least it makes ya laugh.

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Oakland's Threat to Sex Workers

Oakland's Threat to Sex Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A new eviction policy broadly targets prostitutes, and while the city argues that the law will help fight child trafficking, there's no data or evidence to back those claims.

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15 things I learned buying a house as a sex blogger

15 things I learned buying a house as a sex blogger | Sex Work | Scoop.it
As a person who masturbates for a living and makes money through nefarious and elusive internet means, I had some... unique considerations as a home buyer.
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We condemn attacks on women at work, unless it’s sex work

We condemn attacks on women at work, unless it’s sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Angela Campbell is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law, McGill University


In a fortnight marked by intense media focus on sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, another news item – also bearing deep-seated gender implications – has moved far more discretely through the Canadian public circuit. Bill C-36, the federal government’s proposed new law to govern sex work, passed through Senate last week, and is now set to receive royal assent.

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