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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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Survive The Club: A Stripper Blog

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Learn how to be a stripper. Should I be a stripper? Should you become a stripper? Your online source for stripper tips, help with stripper problems. Stripper 101: Learn how to strip.
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Promoting Your Phone Sex Business With Business Cards & Printed Materials

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A number of phone sex operators, especially those who've come from escorting, light upon the idea of ordering business cards or even postcards to discreetly drop around town, when they travel, etc....
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Suppressed again? Feminism in London conference excludes sex workers from panel on sex work

Suppressed again? Feminism in London conference excludes sex workers from panel on sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A guest post from SWOU (Sex Worker Open University) about the failure of the upcoming 'Feminism in London' conference to include any sex workers on its sex work panel.

Upcoming autumn event Feminism in London is planning to hold a panel discussion about sex work -- without having any current sex workers on the panel. Ironically, this sex worker-free sex work panel was originally called "Suppressed Voices"..


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Maybe it's not censorship; but it sure ain't discussion or problem solving now is it.

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6 marketing tips for escorts

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Marketing yourself as an escort is essential. You have to know marketing basics in any business,  especially in the down economy. Knowing your market is important, knowing where you fit into it is ...
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TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Porn’s ‘Best Practices’ for Content Trades and Shares

TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Porn’s ‘Best Practices’ for Content Trades and Shares | Sex Work | Scoop.it

These days, porn performers don’t have to depend solely on being booked with established companies. As the effects of Measure B and online piracy impede major studio productions, some industry trends see performers subsidizing their careers with cam shows, custom videos, Clips4Sale studios, and launching their own member sites. Equipment and web technology is becoming increasingly accessible. Performers of any notoriety can grab a camera and do it themselves. You scratch my back; I’ll scratch yours.


Looking to learn from my embarrassing mistakes and gain ‘best-practice’ knowledge for the next time, I did what I should have done years ago: I decided to ask around.

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Why a Bollywood actress doing sex work is none of our business

Why a Bollywood actress doing sex work is none of our business | Sex Work | Scoop.it

There is something unethical and pornographic about the way the media announced the arrest of a young National-Award-winning actress for prostitution this week. The media was mean-spirited when it divulged racy details about the way the West Zone police (presumably from Mumbai as the 23-year-old actress lives in the city, according to sketchy media reports) along with Hyderabad police, swooped into a Banjara Hills hotel to arrest the actress and her "pimp" after setting up a decoy client.

The media didn’t care to conceal the name of the actress and but lasciviously disclosed every possible detail about her. This despite the fact that the law clearly says that the practice of selling one’s own sexual service is permissible, that sexual activity in exchange for a fee, between two consenting adults and in private is not a crime.

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A Look At The Male Sex Worker Throughout History

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A compelling new book this week that examines the practice of sex work by men from both a modern day and a historical perspective hit the shelves.

Male Sex Work And Society is a collection of essays and studies that examines the role of male sex w...
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Ottawa must view sex work through a bigger lens

Ottawa must view sex work through a bigger lens | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A law based on a questionable response to power imbalances between men and women risks harming groups that aren’t its target
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Skanky Panties & The Business of Faux Fish Juices

Skanky Panties & The Business of Faux Fish Juices | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Satan's Angel was telling me that a friend of hers had, a few years ago, tried to talk her into selling panties ~ and I don't mean opening a lingerie store or having one of those lingerie home parties, I mean selling the panties she's worn, right off her own bottom.

Apparently the friend had quite a nice business going, and when Satan's Angel questioned how much she made, how many panties she sold etc. The friend assured her this was very lucrative and that she sold more panties than she could realistically wear.   

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What If Your Daughter Was A Porn Star?

What If Your Daughter Was A Porn Star? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Calico Rudasil is a feature columnist for Sssh.com, the web’s original porn site for women by women. With over 16 years’ experience under her belt, writing about and for the adult entertainment industry, Calico qualifies as something of a Web […]
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14 weird questions about life as a porn star, answered by professionals

14 weird questions about life as a porn star, answered by professionals | Sex Work | Scoop.it

You're about to find out *exactly* what these pornstars tell their granny they do for work.


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1. Does working in porn mean you can't enjoy porn or sex yourself?

Tanya:

"If you work in a restaurant you still enjoy good food.

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5 Reasons Being a Male Porn Star Is Less Fun Than It Looks

5 Reasons Being a Male Porn Star Is Less Fun Than It Looks | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Cracked sat down with Lance Hart, veteran porn star, pornographer, and all around porn-type guy, to get the lowdown on getting down for a camera. Here's what we learned.
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BDSM Writers Con August 21 - 24, 2014

BDSM Writers Con August 21 - 24, 2014 | Sex Work | Scoop.it

BDSM Writers Con is for EVERYONE interested in writing about or exploring the world of Dominance and submission.

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Webcam Girl Kalyee Pond (Includes Info On How MyFreeCams Works)

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In case you haven't noticed, I have a girlie crush on a 26 year old, busty, redheaded webcam model named Kaylee Pond. Kaylee is not only a deliciously curvy creature to feast your eyes upon, but sh...
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I just adore Kaylee!

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Privacy for Normal People

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My latest Guardian column, Privacy technology everyone can use would make us all more secure, makes the case for privacy technology as something that anyone can -- and should use, discussing the work being done by the charitable Simply Secure foundation that launches today (site is not yet up as of this writing), with the mandate to create usable interfaces to cryptographic tools, and to teach crypto developers how to make their tools accessible to non-technical people.

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Playmates Not Hookers!

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The line between "porn star" and "prostitute" is actually less blurry than you think, and Playboy would like to keep it that way. Not that Playboy wants to call their Playmates 'porn stars', either, but...

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Sex trade boom as escort agency targets Europe

Sex trade boom as escort agency targets Europe | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The company that operates Ireland's biggest sex-worker website has moved its headquarters to Spain and is expanding its business across Europe, the Sunday Independent has learned.
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Magic Numbers?

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During yesterday's consultation, a client asked a common question: Is there a best age for a PSO to be? While platform sites often have a "member since" date showing in your profile (making math po...
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HBO Latino to Premiere New Show on Brazilian Sex Workers

HBO Latino to Premiere New Show on Brazilian Sex Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
It’s hard to tell at this point if the show will be a worthwhile look into Brazil’s sex trade or just another way to exploit women’s bodies.
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Is One of the Most-Cited Statistics About Sex Work Wrong?

Is One of the Most-Cited Statistics About Sex Work Wrong? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Prostitutes don't in actuality start, on average, at age 13, and insisting that they do misrepresents them.
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Coffee Break With Miss's list of sugar baby resources

A list of blogs outside of Tumblr

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Shon’s Inspiration Booster

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Step 1- Write the following phrase on your skin, “The Porn Must Be Written!”


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Step 5 - Bask in the good will and positive energy that I send via telepathy and writing magic.
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What everyone gets wrong about sex work

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When talking about sex work, media and the public tend to focus on the "sex" rather than the "work."


Melissa Gira Grant aims to change that conversation with her recent book

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Former Sex Worker & Activist Maggie McNeill on Why We Should Decriminalize Prostitution: 'This Is Not What Feminism Was Supposed to Be'

Former Sex Worker & Activist Maggie McNeill on Why We Should Decriminalize Prostitution: 'This Is Not What Feminism Was Supposed to Be' | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"There is a very common form of rhetoric that's used against us … that sex work isn't work. That it's a dodge. That it's a scam. That it's a form of


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An Easy Guide to Sex Work Law Reform: The Difference Between Criminalisation, Decriminalisation, Legalisation & Regulation

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