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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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Funding for sex worker rights: report - Red Umbrella Fund

Funding for sex worker rights: report - Red Umbrella Fund | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Opportunities for foundations to fund more and better.   The Red Umbrella Fund, Mama Cash and the Open Society Foundations partnered together to map global grantmaking in support of sex worker rights. The research identified 56 foundations and NGOs that altogether invested a total of €8 million (US$11 million) in support of sex worker rights... Read more »
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Tin Horn Gamblers and Dirty Prostitutes: Vice in 19th Century Council Bluffs (2014)

Tin Horn Gamblers and Dirty Prostitutes: Vice in 19th Century Council Bluffs  (2014) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I usually regret the rare moments in which I’m prevailed on to cut whorephobes a break. My empathetic nature is almost always taken advantage of in these instances and I'm left feeling as if I've been had. As compensation, I exude coolness in interactions with potential whorephobes. It's come to be the most significant way…
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GAATW’s Annual Publication Explores the Ultimate Costs of the Anti-trafficking Industry | Global Network of Sex Work Projects

GAATW’s Annual Publication Explores the Ultimate Costs of the Anti-trafficking Industry | Global Network of Sex Work Projects | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) recently released its annual peer reviewed publication, the Anti-Trafficking Review, at Bangkok, Thailand’s Foreign Correspondent’s Club. The theme of the 2014 Anti-Trafficking Review is “Following the Money: Spending on Anti-Trafficking”.
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Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It?

Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It? - What does art that claims to be "based on a true story" owe its audience? When the "true" part gets called into question, and the art-makers go silent, what are we supposed to think? - Feature stories on Seattle News, Politics, Arts and Culture. The Stranger covers Seattle and National News with a voice you can't find anywhere else.
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Autopsy suggests dead hooker was fleeing Long Island killer

Autopsy suggests dead hooker was fleeing Long Island killer | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The post-mortem examination raises the possibility that Shannan Gilbert, 24, was fleeing the killer on May 1, 2010 in Oak Beach, L.I.
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Of Sex Workers Jill Brenneman & Amanda Brooks

Of Sex Workers Jill Brenneman & Amanda Brooks | Sex Work | Scoop.it
As in feminism, there have been a number of waves in the sex worker movement. This is due in no small part to the turnover in activists themselves, for it is they who help shape conversations as we...
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Why Violence Against Sex Workers Is A Very Real & Feminist Issue

Why Violence Against Sex Workers Is A Very Real & Feminist Issue | Sex Work | Scoop.it
For those of you who have not yet read the long account of the terrible situation Jill Brenneman & Amanda Brooks find themselves in, get a cup of coffee and go do so. Their several year long or...
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2014 International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Event Locations

2014 International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Event Locations | Sex Work | Scoop.it
  2010 Events    2011 Events    2012 Events     2013 Events   2014 Events This year, we anticipate December 17 events will take place numerous cities around the world. To submit your event commemor...
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France’s military brothels: Hidden history of the First World War

France’s military brothels: Hidden history of the First World War | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Prostitution and war often go hand-in-hand. But this is perhaps most true of the First World War, where even the French government played a part in the sex industry – a legacy that continued almost to up to today.
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Foxy Blox ~ The Lego Strip Club

Foxy Blox ~ The Lego Strip Club | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Grab a front row seat for the majesty of the greatest custom LEGO® set ever crafted! The Citizen Brick Center for the Performing Arts is place where dreamers ca
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Just Who Is A "Sex Worker" & Who Carries The Shame? Irv O. Neil & I Discuss

Just Who Is A "Sex Worker" & Who Carries The Shame? Irv O. Neil & I Discuss | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Erotica author Irv O. Neil and I continue our talk, this time traveling into the semantics and shame of sex work. Do you consider yourself, or erotica writers in general, to be sex workers? Why or ...
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Porn In The UK

Porn In The UK | Sex Work | Scoop.it
You've probably heard about the new acts of censorship that went into effect Tuesday (December 1, 2014) in the UK. Part of the pornocalypse, these latest porn regulations were made via an amendment...
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The Do's And Dont's Of Writing Erotic Fiction

The Do's And Dont's Of Writing Erotic Fiction | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A list of ten tips for writing Erotic Fiction, by the author of 'The Secret Lives of Married Women.'
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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers - Legal Clinic, March & Vigil

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers - Legal Clinic, March & Vigil | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers was first recognized in 2003 as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle Washington. Since 2003, Day to End Violence Against...
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Life, Death, Trust

Life, Death, Trust | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sociopath Houston attorney crashes plane with two escorts, hires goons to beat one to death, rapes the other, and gets away with it. Betrayal of trust, traumatic brain injuries, fraud, felonies, and violence against women.
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KNPR: Nevada’s Brothel Industry Continues To Shrink

KNPR: Nevada’s Brothel Industry Continues To Shrink | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Cottontail Ranch, Bikini’s Gentleman’s Club and Brothel, Angels Ladies Brothel. On Dec 14, Bobbi Davis will close the Shady Lady Ranch brothel on Highway 95
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Invisible subjects: the men who fuel the demand for prostitution

Invisible subjects: the men who fuel the demand for prostitution | Sex Work | Scoop.it

If prostitution is the oldest profession in the world, then punting is the oldest consumer activity. Yet it remains broadly unexamined, perhaps because the questions it raises are too uncomfortable.


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Forget 50 Shades, Read About 40 Years ~ In Porn: The Irv O. Neil Interview

Forget 50 Shades, Read About 40 Years ~ In Porn: The Irv O. Neil Interview | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Irv O. Neil is a New York-based writer and editor who has been in the porn business since 1974. Yes, that's him as a mad doctor with a foot fetish in a 1998 Leg Action pictorial with Maya Moore (ph...
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Wild Wipes For Your Sex Worker Kit

Wild Wipes For Your Sex Worker Kit | Sex Work | Scoop.it
As promised, my brief interview with Peter, the founder of Wild Wipes. Peter, as a former escort, I know most of us had baby wipes in our sex work kits; what makes Wild Wipes different? Are they be...
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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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