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Ex-brothel madam joins sex study

Ex-brothel madam joins sex study | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A former brothel madam is helping new research by Swansea University into students working in the sex industry.

An ex-brothel madam has been enlisted to help in research by Swansea University into students working in the sex industry.

Becky Adams, 44, originally from the Hay-on-Wye area of Powys, worked as a brothel madam in the south of England for 25 years.

The three-year project in Swansea started in June after receiving nearly £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

Ms Adams has lectured students and is writing for the project's website.

The site was set up so student sex workers could share their views in confidence.

Ms Adams, who was educated at a convent in Brecon, advises female students who contact the website.

She also lectured criminology students at Swansea University last month about the sex trade.

The Student Sex Workers' project is led by Dr Tracey Sagar and Debbie Jones from Swansea University's Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology.

It is unclear how many students are involved in the sex industry in Wales, but researchers hope to reveal what motivates them to join it.

The university project identifies sex work as erotic dancing, web cam sex, phone chat sex, escort work, massage parlour work and work in the porn industry.

Ms Adams, who lives in Milton Keynes, said a website for first-time escorts run by one of her close friends has seen interest soar, especially from students.

"There are so many young women entering the business (sex industry) now that supply is outstripping demand," said Ms Adams, who set up an escort agency with two friends.

"With the financial pressures of student loans it's becoming far more acceptable for young people to turn to sex work to see them through their education.

"Women can earn £1,000 a week from being an escort, but the women who tend to earn the most are the ones who have a good customer base - a few gents they are fond of."

Ms Adams said attitudes towards sex had changed and people were more relaxed with it, which could be another reason why students were engaging in sex work.

But she said people could get hooked on earning big money and that had its drawbacks.

"It's very easy for people to get trapped in the sex industry," she added.

"They are attracted by the money and get hooked on it when they start earning lots. When students graduate they start a job earning a lot less, so the sex industry is hard to give up."

'Professional knowledge'

Ms Adams said she advised young women against doing sex work.

"I'm not sure if people aged 18 and 19 are emotionally mature enough to work in it," she said.

"If they are determined to get involved I advise them to look at their choices, tell them to look at it as a short-term thing and advise them to plan their exit."

Dr Sagar said Ms Adams provided her project with professional knowledge.

"Becky is a champion and supporter of the student sex work project," she said.

"She provides the project with her professional knowledge based on her experience of the sex markets."

National Union of Students Wales women's officer Rhiannon Hedge said most of what was known about students working in the sex industry was anecdotal.

"We want to move beyond hearsay and actually get some evidence so we can better support all students," she said.

The university project is in collaboration with Terrence Higgins Trust, the Integrated Sexual Health Clinic, Cardiff and Vale NHS, NUS Wales and Newport Film School.
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Dear New Porn Creators:

Dear New Porn Creators: | Sex Work | Scoop.it
• Don’t ever make the mistake of telling people your real name - first, middle, last, just don’t do it.
• Don’t steal people’s ideas - especially if they’re original. Things like teacher and nurse...
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"I’ve never been offended by the word “whore.” Not even when I was supposed to be."

"I’ve never been offended by the word “whore.” Not even when I was supposed to be." | Sex Work | Scoop.it

I’ve never been offended by the word “whore.” Not even when I was supposed to be.
The world fears sexually autonomous women. Like any other fear, there ought to be respect involved. Even if folks...

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How to Make Hot Homemade Porn

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We were so excited to interview Danny Wylde for this weeks comic. Hes a master of pornography making, and the perfect expect to help any of you who might be wanting to make some home made porn. Fol...
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Does anyone actually pay to have phone sex these days...

Does anyone actually pay to have phone sex these days... | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Does anyone actually pay to have phone sex these days?! Ha! Porn is everywhere, there are cam girls and custom clips. I don't believe you make any money at this and are just pretending to make money.

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Dear Not-So-Enlightened Anon,

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Banks And The #Pornocalypse: Operation Choke Point

Banks And The #Pornocalypse: Operation Choke Point: Back in 2014, I wrote a little bit about Operation Choke Point, the US Department of Justice effort to intimidate banks into refusing to handle the banking business of a wide variety of po
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Vancouver client of sex workers speaks out against federal law despite risk of being prosecuted

Vancouver client of sex workers speaks out against federal law despite risk of being prosecuted | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Patrick Clark doesn’t fit the profile of a typical sex-trade activist. Not only is he male, he was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.


His impaired muscle coordination and unusual movements clearly indicate that he’s living with a serious disability—a product of brain damage that occurred when or just after he was born.


Yet Clark’s mobility issues didn’t stop him from joining the third annual Red Umbrella March on June 13 in downtown Vancouver. Red umbrellas have become the international symbol of sex workers’ solidarity since being adopted as an icon by Venice prostitutes in 2001.


In the eyes of the federal Conservative government, Clark is a criminal because he occasionally pays to have sex.

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WHY IS THIS DISABLED MAN A CRIMINAL FOR BUYING SEX WHILE ANOTHER MAN IS NOT A CRIMINAL BECAUSE OF HIS DISABILITY WHEN HE RAPED A PERSON HE WAS SLEEP WHEN HE DID BOTH IS WRONG BUT WHY CONDONE THE WORST AND CRIMINAL THE OTHER A CRIMEISA CRIME!

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Building content-neutral platforms is important for diversity and public health…

Building content-neutral platforms is important for diversity and public health… | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Building content-neutral platforms is important for diversity and public health

I'm personally firmly of the belief that platform providers should not attempt to police creative expression, including sexuality-based expression, that is legal and non-hateful. Proactively blocking access to content is not a sensible way to build services that are useful to the world at large. Providers should respect users' preferences if they ask not to see certain types of content. But providers should default to showing users information that they've specifically requested instead of behaving in a paternalistic manner.

Permitting freedom of expression about sexuality and access to age-appropriate information on sexuality is beneficial to users. Users are best served with information that is appropriate to their needs. This includes the freedom to express non-mainstream sexuality, express it in non-mainstream ways, and access information published by others about non-mainstream sexuality. Platforms should not attempt to censor legally permissible expression related to legal, consensual activity.

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An Interview With Alexandra Rayne About Sex Work

An Interview With Alexandra Rayne About Sex Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Alexandra Rayne is a working in the sex industry and is london based. We took some time to discuss sex work, politics and BDSM.

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Exotic dancers file lawsuit against Foxy Lady - WLNE-TV (ABC6)

Exotic dancers file lawsuit against Foxy Lady - WLNE-TV (ABC6) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
By News Staff news@abc6.com Former exotic dancers at the Foxy Lady in Providence are suing their old employer. A dancer who worked at the providence club from 2012 to 2014 filed a class action suit...

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The precedent has been set. Profit through litigation.  

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NakedTruth.ca: What is a SWERF?

NakedTruth.ca: What is a SWERF? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
SWERF stands for Sex Worker Exclusionary Radical Feminist.

You know her. She calls herself a feminist and her life work revolves around eliminating sex work jobs.

She thinks men should all be ashamed for being men (naturally visual beings).

The name explains itself, but it is interesting to note that the SWERF mentality IS slowly dying like causes steeped in hatred usually do.

How To Identify If You Are a SWERF

Perhaps you are wondering if YOU are a SWERF. Perhaps you hang around with people in the rescue industry, or you have a good friend who has been saying a lot of things about "prostituted women" lately.

Perhaps you have been CALLED a SWERF and you're wondering
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I may be a SWERF because I do still think there is something wrong with people selling themselves to provide sex. I'm not a radical feminist but I do think our culture is still very much male dominated. You can see it very clearly when you look at the type of humour on TV. Not much of it seems that funny to me. But, I'm not a guy. Anyway, if sex weren't for sale would men ask for it in more accepted ways or would they choose to become aggressive and take sex instead? That would be up to the type of man they are and the culture they grow up in.
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The Women Behind Erotic Fiction

The Women Behind Erotic Fiction | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Warning: The captions of this post are excerpts from the featured writers' erotic literature and contain sexually explicit language.  Who are the people behind erotic fiction, those accounts of racy affairs and clandestine romances so often stashed away in secret, read in the privacy of one’s home?

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Quote: “Easy to imagine they would be foxy, leather-clad mistresses, whip in one hand, the other on the keyboard. I knew the reality would be very different. I wanted to see behind their pseudonyms and secret lives,” Woolfall said in a statement.


Why even begin with the nasty stereotype? Do men get that wrap?

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Comment: Sex workers rights are not up for debate

Comment: Sex workers rights are not up for debate | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A New Statesman debate on sex work saw some feminist campaigners question prostitutes' ability to consent to sex work - but all they're doing is putting women at risk of violence
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Sex workers just want you to understand that:

Sex workers just want you to understand that: | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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“1. We do this for money, not liberation or empowerment or anything else. Money.
2. We deserve rights and protection just like any other worker.
3. You hurt both victims and consensual...
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Today's Phone Sex Marketing Tip: Watch Your Ps

Today's Phone Sex Marketing Tip: Watch Your Ps | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Have you evaluated the seven Ps in your service marketing mix? Most people have heard of the Four Ps in marketing: Product, Price, Place and Promotion. But did you even know that when it comes to s...
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"She's trying to tease you, you dumb motherfucker!"

"She's trying to tease you, you dumb motherfucker!" | Sex Work | Scoop.it

About yelling "take it off!" as discussed by Aziz Ansari

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What is life like being a high priced escort?

How much money did you make? What did you use your cash for? What was your education level? Do you consider yourself to be intelligent? Did you have any other options in life? Why did you choose to be an escort? What types of clients did you have? What were the "transactions" like? What did you talk to your clients about? Are your clients rude to you? What do you do now? Was being an escort fulfilling, if so, how? Would you have done it again? What was your childhood like, ie. broken home? What was your socio economic status? Could you write a simple biography as a response to the question?
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Rather Call A Mistress Than A Shrink Or Priest

Rather Call A Mistress Than A Shrink Or Priest | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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“phone-sex-secrets there is a lot of truth to that. Sometimes there are things I want / need to talk about and someone I don’t actually know in my “vanilla” life is the best person to...
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A "Cheap" Client or Lover

A "Cheap" Client or Lover | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A lesson learned. I just ask myself: how did I resort to him when I had a man who sacrificed his life for the sake of my love? So, as the Kama Sutra advises, “if he is poor and destitute, she should get rid of him as if she had never been acquainted with him in any way before.” In other words, ‘cheap’ men need to be discarded, as they are not worth our time.
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People Say Sex Work Hardens Women Like It’s a Bad Thing

People Say Sex Work Hardens Women Like It’s a Bad Thing | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Yes, I am hardened and don’t get the feels as easy as I used to.  I love it, I’m tough and I don’t take shit, The only way this is a bad thing is if you’re a dude who wants me to treat you like you’re entitled to something.

Yes x1000

This is why guys whine about seeing “pros” - they know we are less easy to manipulate

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Click to read the entire discussion ~ this is what many sex workers are talking about when they discuss empowerment.

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"Philanthropy Needs to Go Where Government Won't." A Funder Looks Out for Sex Workers

"Philanthropy Needs to Go Where Government Won't." A Funder Looks Out for Sex Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The health and safety of sex workers: It's not an issue most of us tend to think about every day, but it's yet another example of how marginalized populations are often left out of essential public policy discussions on subjects like health care, housing, education, and workforce development.


That's why we thought it would be a good idea to jump on the phone with some leaders in the field of health and safety for sex workers to find out what philanthropy is doing, and what philanthropy could do, about this segment of our community.

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Sex workers further victimized by deportations, groups say

Sex workers further victimized by deportations, groups say | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Groups that push for sex workers rights are criticizing police and Canada Border Services Agency for deporting those involved in recent massage parlour raids.

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26 Escorts Reveal What Their First Day At "Work" Was Like

26 Escorts Reveal What Their First Day At "Work" Was Like | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The world's oldest profession.
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Clearly most of these people didn't plan or mentally prepare themselves well... And at least one sounds more like rape to me.

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Martyr for Phone Sex

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Oh the Slings & Arrows …… of a mother effin Bitch Boy.

If you’re the sort who appreciates a bit of alliteration, we could call this particular rant post “The Incredible Case of the Curiously Obtuse Cretin.” If we’re talking in soundbites, then our title might well be “When Good Phone Sex Goes Wrong.” Either way, in the instance of FemDom Phone Sex, if something goes wrong, the caller is by default fully & inexcusably culpable. Even though I did know better.
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"Ladies. Sugar Babies do not have a pussy monopoly. We cannot band together and demand a minimum allowance."

"Ladies. Sugar Babies do not have a pussy monopoly. We cannot band together and demand a minimum allowance." | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Ladies. Sugar Babies do not have a pussy monopoly. We cannot band together and demand a minimum allowance. We can’t meet in a council and decide the price of companionship or twat across the board out here. A girl accepting 400 a meet does not stop you from a 6k/month allowance. You stop yourself from that shit by worrying about what Sally is accepting. Sally has kids to feed, meds to buy, she’s more concerned about the safety, security and respect provided by her Splenda daddy than if he can afford to up her allowance, she’s just happy to have some help. Don’t knock...

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What You Really Wanted To Know About Escorting

What You Really Wanted To Know About Escorting | Sex Work | Scoop.it
People are always asking about escorting... "Who would do that?" and "Why?" are the most commonly asked questions. Typically, those questions are equally applied to both the escorts themselves and ...
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