Sex Work
21.3K views | +5 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by Gracie Passette from Escorts
onto Sex Work
Scoop.it!

Zurich regulates sex industry

Zurich introduces a raft of measures next year to try to regulate the city’s sex industry which officials admit has got out of control. Brothels and sex workers will require permits and street prostitution is being moved to three designated areas to try to make it safer and more discreet. At a press conference in Zurich on Monday, city officials outlined their plans again and said the new booths or sex boxes to accommodate prostitutes and their customers will open in August.

 

“We want to regulate prostitution because until now it was the law of the jungle….” Michael Herzig works for the city’s social welfare department. “So it was the pimps who decided the prices for instance. We want to as much as possible the city to regulate prostitution, the city to define what we have in Zurich and what not but we are trying to go to a situation which is better for the prostitutes themselves, for their health and security and also for the population which lives in Zurich.

 

New laws on prostitution come into force in Zurich in January. While the legal age for prostitution in Switzerland as a whole remains 16 for now, sex workers in Zurich will have to be at least 18 years old. But the most noticeable difference will come in August when new sex boxes open in Altstetten outside the city centre and street prostitution will be forbidden along the Sihlquai embankment.

 

“The big difference is that until now prostitution is in a public space. Now we are going to change this, transfer it from the street, from a public to a private space to an old industrial area which belongs to the city, that give us the possibility to define the rules of prostitution in this space.”

 

In terms of numbers, far fewer prostitutes work the streets than in brothels and agencies but their problem has created a problem and an image problem which Zurich is keen to tackle. City Councillor Martin Waser is responsible for social issues.

 

“Conditions have become intolerable in recent years,” he says. “It’s very difficult for the prostitutes because they are unprotected but we also have big problems with pedestrians, particularly groups of men who harass the women and make a lot of noise and we can avoid all these problems in the approved space.”

 

Besides the drive in facilities at Altstetten, street prostitutes will be allowed to ply their trade in two other specific zones – centrally located Niederdorf, the city’s pedestrian nightlife area and at drive-by Brunau. Clients who meet street prostitutes in non-approved areas face fines of 450 francs.

 

The switchover is set to take place in August from one day to the next and city councillor Daniel Leupi, responsible for police issues is under no illusions.

 

“The big challenge will be to move the strip from the actual place at the Sihlquai to the Strichplatz we call it at one go with all the information to the sex workers. That will be a very difficult issue.”

 

It’s not only clients who will be paying for the new services. From January, brothels have to apply for licences. Criteria include fair working conditions, fair prices and a commitment to preventing violence. Basic cost 300 francs with additional inspection fees.

 

And street prostitutes will have to fork out 40 francs for their own licences subject to having a work permit, being registered with a health insurer and taking counselling sessions with the Flora Dora advisory service. In addition, every night that they ply their trade, they will need to buy a ticket from a machine at five francs a go.


Via PunterPress
more...
No comment yet.
Sex Work
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/
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Who Doesn’t Want A Man Servant?

Who Doesn’t Want A Man Servant? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Remember last year when we told you about that imaginary boyfriend service? Well, there’s an even better service now, which employs humans, not bots: Man Service. Vice’s Broadly gave us…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

News Regarding Wishlists, Gifts, & Tips

News Regarding Wishlists, Gifts, & Tips | Sex Work | Scoop.it
With all the talk about gifts & tips (or tributes), platform percentages & issues, payment options & costs, I wanted to highlight some new options… GiftRocket GiftRocket, an onlin…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

My Husband Is Bisexual! Now What?

My Husband Is Bisexual! Now What? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A long time ago, in a land far far away there lived a Prince. He was charming, handsome, smart and rich – a real catch. Then, one day – he went to a ball in search of his soul mate. That’s when he instantly fell in love with a Princess, the most beautiful of all. Their eyes met and it was love that would last forever and ever… at least, that’s what we are told. Truth is, this glorified Prince had probably had another prince on the side already, the Princess had probably had an elf or another princess to fool around with too, but Disney never told us about that, did he now? Sure, it’s always easier to live an illusion than face reality. Until it slaps you in the face.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Again, Me With The Sex Work & Feminism Stuff

Again, Me With The Sex Work & Feminism Stuff | Sex Work | Scoop.it
What’s most amazing about this short video is the fact that escorts and porn stars are both included. Like actually together! Normally, as I have noted before in The Great Porn Star ~ Sex Worker Divide, porn stars typically take great efforts to not be included in the sex worker category, instead hiding behind their status as actors and actresses. While this actor/actress distinction has historically protected them from legal prosecution, there are many who prefer the “loftier” terms simply because it elevates them from prostitutes. In other terms, they suffer from whorephobia.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Actresses and Sex Workers Aren't So Different After All

Actresses and Sex Workers Aren't So Different After All | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Do A-list advocates like Kate Winslet and Lena Dunham really know anything about sex workers? One hundred years ago, both would have been considered fallen women.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

When Beauty Is A Crime

When Beauty Is A Crime | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The blackmail was possible because at that time, colored cosmetics were not for ladies, only for prostitutes and/or actresses — the latter of which was equally reviled and in fact, the words ‘actress’ and ‘whore’ were synonymous to many.  This whore/Madonna beauty thing is partly why I began collecting/studying such things, so how intriguing to discover Madam Rachel!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Women in the porn industry need rights and proper pay, not token gestures

Women in the porn industry need rights and proper pay, not token gestures | Sex Work | Scoop.it
On International Women’s Day, we don’t need token gestures that mask inequalities and offer no material benefits.

We need decriminalisation of the production, screening, advertising and sale of pornography and protections enabling performers to access industrial rights mechanisms and health and safety standards.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Call For Interviews: Phone Sex Operators With Disabilities

Call For Interviews: Phone Sex Operators With Disabilities | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I've been contacted by a reporter for an online publication (with a million monthly readers) who is interested in doing a news story about people with disabilities working as phone sex operators
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Coins In The Slot (Or, Golden Escort Fantasies)

Coins In The Slot (Or, Golden Escort Fantasies) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
In Australia, where sex work is legal, a Gold Coast sex worker has been advertising her escort services by touting her past modeling experiences. Sounds like a good marketing ploy, right? Wrong. An…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Good Overview: Scientists score one over celebrities in battle to decriminalize sex work

Good Overview: Scientists score one over celebrities in battle to decriminalize sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Ignoring the protests of Hollywood actresses, Amnesty International has come out for the decriminalization of prostitution.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

#Pornocalypse Capital

But that’s not why I’m blogging about this article. Instead, I want to commend it for its summary of the financial challenges faced by innovators in sex tech. It’s as neat a summary of the #pornocalypse phenomenon as I’ve seen, and it confirms my long-argued theory that it’s the involvement of the investor class that drives the exclusion of sexuality from any modern business or product:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Is Prostitution Just Another Job?

Is Prostitution Just Another Job? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Many sex workers think their work should be as legal as accounting. And American society is closer than ever to agreeing with them.
Gracie Passette's insight:

Stop using the "P" word!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Sex work veteran hails changes over years

Sex work veteran hails changes over years | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Cameron Cox started as a sex worker in Sydney when gay sex was illegal and now is a key figure in the industry, running the Sex Work Outreach Project. 

 

...

He credits the quick thinking of Sydney's sex workers with containing the spread of HIV.

 

 

"They introduced condoms to the Sydney," he said.

 

 

The latest HIV strategy from the federal government acknowledges HIV/AIDs has been almost eliminated in the sex work community which academics credit to decriminalisation of sex work in 1995.

 

 

Aside from the physical side of his job, Mr Cox often takes on the role of an unorthodox marriage counsellor.

 

 

"Sex workers often spend that last half hour on the end of the bed, looking at photos of kids and wives," he said.

 

 

"People think we're home wreckers, but a lot of the time we talk people down from leaving their families and encourage them to go back to their lives."

 

 

Like most people, Mr Cox tries not to bring his work home to his current partner of 15 years.

 

 

"People think sex work would be the main problem in a relationship, but sex workers are just as good as anyone at getting out of doing the washing up and forgetting to take the bins out," he said.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Sex Workers Share Stories Of Clients Using The "L" Word

Sex Workers Share Stories Of Clients Using The "L" Word | Sex Work | Scoop.it
"No one ever asked me if I felt oppressed, under-appreciated, or taken advantage of when I was a barista.

Yet when I speak on sex worker panels, I can almost guarantee that someone will make it their personal mission to do just that."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Zealous Anti-Prostitution Prosecutor Paid for Sex Hundreds of Times - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Zealous Anti-Prostitution Prosecutor Paid for Sex Hundreds of Times - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Sex Work | Scoop.it
While cracking down on prostitution in Michigan, Stuart Dunnings III was routinely shelling out money for sexual services, authorities say.
Gracie Passette's insight:

Another story showing the hypocrisy of those who fight against and "save" in #sexwork ~ which, of course, ends with his arrest for paying for sex himself.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Homosexualitiy in Eighteenth-Century England: The Raid on Mother Clap's Molly House, 1726

Homosexualitiy in Eighteenth-Century England: The Raid on Mother Clap's Molly House, 1726 | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Homosexuality in Eighteenth-Century England: A Sourcebook compiled by Rictor Norton
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

YouGov Survey Reveals U.S. Attitudes on Paying for Sex

YouGov Survey Reveals U.S. Attitudes on Paying for Sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A new nationwide survey offers a snapshot of attitudes toward accepting payment for sex.
Gracie Passette's insight:

Note the gender differences *sigh*

more...
Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 18, 4:18 PM

Note the gender differences *sigh*

Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Part Two Of The Exclusive SinCats Phone Sex Site Interview

Part Two Of The Exclusive SinCats Phone Sex Site Interview | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Continuing the Sin Cats interview with Mary Bennet. (Bennet is in charge of Social Media Marketing and Promotions as well as a Support Rep for Affiliates and Partners at SinCats.) In the first part...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

YET ANOTHER CONDESCENDING DUMP ON STRIPPERS

YET ANOTHER CONDESCENDING DUMP ON STRIPPERS | Sex Work | Scoop.it
YET ANOTHER CONDESCENDING DUMP ON STRIPPERS I was so stoked when I learned that an Oscar statue had been made in the likeness of a stripper! (Shout out to Jane Helpern/stripper-ally-goddess for always...
more...
TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, March 10, 4:45 PM
Check out this ballsy retort on a piece of "art"...
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

The Exclusive Sin Cats Interview (Part 1)

The Exclusive Sin Cats Interview (Part 1) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sin Cats is a relatively new phone sex site. It’s not truly a platform site, which means it is neither collecting payments nor taking a cut of transactions, but it is far more than a marketing or advertising opportunity as it does offer the option to safely and anonymously connect calls and chat. Intrigued, I sat down to discuss with Mary Bennet, who is in charge of Social Media Marketing and Promotions for Sin Cats. Here, in this first part of my interview, Bennet gives us an overview of the new site.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gracie Passette from Phone Sex
Scoop.it!

Today’s Phone Sex Tip (for callers & PSOs) is a reminder regarding the benefits of going hands-free.

Today’s Phone Sex Tip (for callers & PSOs) is a reminder regarding the benefits of going hands-free. | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Today’s Phone Sex Tip (for callers & PSOs) is a reminder regarding the benefits of going hands-free. From my pro post on tech:

Hands-free options for mobile phones, Skype, VoIP, etc. not only means you have both of your hands free to pleasure yourself during calls, but such options and accessories provide simple comforts which cannot be over-emphasized…

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Of Boobs On My Twitter Timeline & Women’s Rights

Of Boobs On My Twitter Timeline & Women’s Rights | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I met an old friend for lunch today. As is the new polite norm for such lunches, he took a moment to deal with messages on his phone before putting turning it off & putting it back in his pocke…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

An Interview with Erika Lust on Crowdsourcing Feminist Porn

An Interview with Erika Lust on Crowdsourcing Feminist Porn | Sex Work | Scoop.it
"Even though I love coming up with my own scenarios for films, it feels way more communal and diverse to let people tell me their erotic visions. Ordinary people have extraordinary stories to tell, and they are a joy to shoot."
Gracie Passette's insight:

Love Erika Lust! Here's my interview with her too.

more...
Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 9, 5:09 AM

Love Erika Lust! Here's my interview with her too.

TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, March 9, 2:02 PM

Check out this interview with a female porn producer... 

Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Phoenix Goddess Temple Proves Need For Sex Worker Solidarity

Phoenix Goddess Temple Proves Need For Sex Worker Solidarity | Sex Work | Scoop.it
"As long as the law can come for some of us, they can come for all of us."
more...
TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, March 9, 12:41 PM
Another example of how you guys love us... and hate us...
Curated by Gracie Passette
The Valiant Gnostic Of Sexuality

http://www.gracie-passette-productions.com/graciebio.html