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New Porn Studies Journal

New Porn Studies Journal | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Feona Attwood (Middlesex University) and Clarissa Smith (University of Sunderland), and Routledge are pleased to announce the launch of a new journal devoted to the study of pornography.

Porn Studies is the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts. Porn Studies will publish innovative work examining specifically sexual and explicit media forms, their connections to wider media landscapes and their links to the broader spheres of (sex) work across historical periods and national contexts.

Porn Studies is an interdisciplinary journal informed by critical sexuality studies and work exploring the intersection of sexuality, gender, race, class, age and ability. It

focuses on developing knowledge of pornographies past and present, in all their variations and around the world. Because pornography studies are still in their infancy we are also interested in discussions that focus on theoretical approaches, methodology and research ethics. Alongside articles, the journal includes a forum devoted to shorter observations, developments, debates or issues in porn studies, designed to encourage exchange and debate.

Porn Studies invites submissions for publication, commencing with its first issue in Spring 2014. Articles should be between 5000 and 8000 words. Forum submissions should be 500-1500 words. Book reviews should be between 800 and 1500 words. Submissions will be refereed anonymously by at least two referees.

In the first instance submissions, queries and suggestions should be sent to: editorspstudies@gmail.com

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All work is prostitution (sorta)

All work is prostitution (sorta) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex work should be decriminalized because all forms of work are equal (and everything's basically prostitution anyway).
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Erotica writing tips @ Reddit

Erotica writing tips @ Reddit | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Given that we all know how easy it is for people to write bad sex scenes - the Bad Sex Awards are proof enough of that. What tips so people have...
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The Future of the Commercial Sex Industry in 2030

07.10/2011The future of the [Commercial Sex Industry]. Emily Empel ©
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Some Real (and Unexpected) Reasons Why Men Hire Escorts and Adult Providers

Some Real (and Unexpected) Reasons Why Men Hire Escorts and Adult Providers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Many curious people outside the escorting business have asked the question of why do women decide to work as escorts? However, equally as fascinating are the reasons why men hire them. While it's easy to settle for the stereotypes that ignorant people go around claiming as the truth, the reality is that there is no concrete answer for what motivates either of these groups of people. I've put together a list of the most common reasons I have encountered and some of them may surprise you.
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Sex workers speak on sex laws

Sex workers speak on sex laws | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Three sex industry insiders have shared their views of the impact of criminalising the purchase of sex in candid interviews with the BBC.

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How Sex Workers Do Their Taxes

How Sex Workers Do Their Taxes | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Want to know what strippers can deduct and how prostitutes declare their earnings? We talked to writer and former sex worker Melissa Gira Grant to find out.
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Shut Up About How I Should Talk About My Sex Work

Shut Up About How I Should Talk About My Sex Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
It has become kind of okay to say, in some circles, that you did a little sex work, if you put it down to fun or research or empowerment.
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Sex Work Toolkit

Sex Work Toolkit | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Trade Secrets (.pdf) is an excellent resource manual developed by the BC Coalition of Experiential Communities to support health and safety in the sex industry. The guide, designed for sex industry workers and stakeholders in the broader community, aims to create working environments and cultures that adhere to human rights laws, common law and labour standards and aims to stop exploitation, violence, youth involvement and forced involvement in sex work.

Sex workers’ safety tips

Sex work can be a dangerous business especially at the street level. Here are some tips to keep safe and take care. Let’s help others reduce the risks. Pass this on!

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Great tips for first dates as well.

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The untapped wisdom of sex workers

The untapped wisdom of sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Or the dos and don'ts guide to editorialising on sex work.
How editorialising on sex work effects already deeply ingrained perceptions and prejudices.
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Inside the sex industry: all in a day’s work for these women

Inside the sex industry: all in a day’s work for these women | Sex Work | Scoop.it

They are different ages, come from different ethnic backgrounds, some are married, some are single, some are straight out of school and others are studying. Some are mothers who work a few shifts to pay school fees.

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Occupational Licensing of Strippers Isn't Just Unnecessary, It's Dangerous

Occupational Licensing of Strippers Isn't Just Unnecessary, It's Dangerous | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Dancers and managers at a Washington strip club are suing to stop the county from releasing their IDs to a man who has filed a public records request.
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How Big is the Pornography Industry in the United States?

How Big is the Pornography Industry in the United States? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Determining the size of the United States pornography industry is no simple task. A perfect picture of how large the pornography industry is would require accurate revenue reports from every entity which produces and distributes pornography. Unfortunately, this specific information is not readily available. Instead, we must rely on statistics and information gathered from a variety of sources over several years.

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How I became a virgin stripper #sexwork

How I became a virgin stripper #sexwork | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex work helped me find my sexuality even when I couldn't have sex.
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Just love this story!

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Money-Grubbing PSOs (Or Compalints About Phone Sex Payment Options)

Money-Grubbing PSOs (Or Compalints About Phone Sex Payment Options) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sooner or later nearly every independent phone sex operator starts to chafe at the limits and restrictions platform sites place upon PSOs in terms of the ways the PSO is allowed to make money. NF, ...
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Sex Is Sex. But Money Is Money.

Sex Is Sex. But Money Is Money. | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Escorts make $100 a hand job — but entrepreneurs like me? We make $5,000 a night. Welcome to the new economy of the oldest profession.
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Gender differences amongst sex workers online

Gender differences amongst sex workers online | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) announced that
the UK economy had grown by 0.9% in the second quarter of 2014. This growth
was partly due to the decision to include prostitution in gross domestic
product (GDP) for the first time ever.

The ONS estimate that Britain’s 60,879 prostitutes contribute £5.314bn
(0.4% GDP) to the UK economy.  But, this figure completely ignores male
prostitution.  In a previous post we used data from AdultWork, a popular
sex worker webs
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Coercion Dressed Up As Compassion for L.A.'s Teen 'Sex Trafficking' Victims

Coercion Dressed Up As Compassion for L.A.'s Teen 'Sex Trafficking' Victims | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Teenagers may not have the full capacity to consent or bear as full a responsibility for their actions as adults do, but they're not mentally incapacitated. The government shouldn't be able to lock up a 15-year-old girl 'til her 18th birthday to stop her from having sex in a way of which it disapproves. 


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Sex Workers Don't Deserve to be Raped

Sex Workers Don't Deserve to be Raped | Sex Work | Scoop.it
In the oldest profession, rape, assault and murder are a constant threat, but even in areas where prostitution is legal, sex workers face discrimination
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The Real Stories of Disabled Men Who Pay for Sex #sexwork

The Real Stories of Disabled Men Who Pay for Sex #sexwork | Sex Work | Scoop.it
How they do it, why they do it, and what else they want from it.


The Sessions--the 2012 film about a polio patient who hires a “sex surrogate” to help him lose his virginitywon praise for humanizing a sex worker and her severely disabled client. But a new paper by Kirsty Liddiard, a sociologist at the UK’s University of Sheffield, provides a much more revealing window into the experiences of disabled men who pay for sex.

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Educational ~ and emotional.

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Examples of euphemisms overused in #romance #novels

Examples of euphemisms overused in #romance #novels | Sex Work | Scoop.it
When it comes to fiction, particularly romance, writers are in grave danger of using silly words and cheesy euphemisms to sound more poetic. Let’s face it, saying penis, vagina, and mammary glands is not very romantic. Bad descriptions of private parts and how they interact are also the result of trying desperately to avoid ‘dirty’ words: most notably the ‘p’ word or ‘c’ word for women, the ‘c’ word or ‘d’ word for men, and the ‘f’ word for the deed itself.

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Shonda Brock's curator insight, October 7, 3:13 PM

What are the worst terms you’ve seen used to refer to sex and sexual parts?

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Salzburg must pay €1 million to prostitutes - The Local

Salzburg must pay €1 million to prostitutes - The Local | Sex Work | Scoop.it
According to a report Monday in the news daily Heute, the provincial government of Salzburg is being forced to hand back illegally-imposed fees for medical chec
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How The Publishers Of Advocate & Out Use Porn Sites To Inflate Traffic And Deceive Advertisers

How The Publishers Of Advocate & Out Use Porn Sites To Inflate Traffic And Deceive Advertisers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
You know those annoying "pop-under" advertisements that appear behind your favorite porn sites that distract you from the matter at hand? Viewers may be surprised to see the home pages of Out.com and Advocate.com appear as pop-unders (see browser tabs on screen shot, right), behind such X-rated fare on PornHub.com as Hospital Gangbang and Mature Blake Tops Silver Daddy.…
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Hmm, this rather shady practice is all too common in many sites trying to boost their numbers... What is rather remarkable is that the (rather one-sided) mainstream & adult mix is not denied.

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Getting down to it with a phone sex operator

Getting down to it with a phone sex operator | Sex Work | Scoop.it

When you think about the sex industry you might immediately think of the billions of videos and the billions and billions of images that populate the web. But what about phone sex? In a world where porn is easier and easier to find, is there still pleasure in the imagination?


During a casual night out with friends we started a conversation with a couple of strangers. Everything was very typically friendly until one fuel-filled sentence sparked an exciting interview.

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