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Isolation in Sex Work

Isolation in Sex Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Working in the adult industry, especially when you are an independent provider, is an isolated lifestyle disconnected from common culture

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Google Takes Knife To Throat Of Sex Positivity

Google Takes Knife To Throat Of Sex Positivity | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Google may be one of the most admired companies, but it once again places a knife at the throat of sex positivity with it's latest censorship announcement. Tuesday Google announced to users that it...
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Vancouver Police warning online sex workers after 2 women assaulted - Globalnews.ca

Vancouver Police warning online sex workers after 2 women assaulted - Globalnews.ca | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Vancouver Police are warning sex workers to be careful after two women were violently assaulted on Feb. 19.
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Charming Pornographic Photographs of French Prostitutes from the 1930s

Charming Pornographic Photographs of French Prostitutes from the 1930s | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I talked to collector Alexandre Dupouy about a cache of pictures donated by an anonymous photographer.
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"A Strange Symphony Of Digital Escorts"

"A Strange Symphony Of Digital Escorts" | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex tech made the news again, this time it was MTV spouting off on the "evolution" of sex. I say "spouting off" because while columnist Tess Barker may be clever & know her tech, I'm not sure i...
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The negative stigma that’s associated with sex work is really the most harmful aspect of the trade. If you didn’t have negative connotations that people have about the adult entertainment industry,...

The negative stigma that’s associated with sex work is really the most harmful aspect of the trade. If you didn’t have negative connotations that people have about the adult entertainment industry,... | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A stripper’s crusade to improve working conditions.
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A Look at Life Inside the Legal Brothels of Nevada (NSFW) - Feature Shoot

A Look at Life Inside the Legal Brothels of Nevada (NSFW) - Feature Shoot | Sex Work | Scoop.it
When London-based photographer Jane Hilton entered a Nevada brothel for the first time in 1998, she left behind any preconceived cultural notions about sex work. Over the course of the next few years, she would gain the trust of the women employed within, capturing the complexities and contradictions of the state’s legal prostitution industry.
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Prostitution: Fact & Fiction

Prostitution: Fact & Fiction | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The following is taken from a press release received today from the English Collective of Prostitutes. Increasingly, sex workers are being presented as victims who have no control over their lives, and thus the state is urged to step in and “rescue” them – which in practise, means arresting them and preventing them working, publishing their photos in the press to shame them, and deporting them if they are illegal immigrants.

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The sex coach who watches you in the bedroom

The sex coach who watches you in the bedroom | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Imagine that someone was watching you and giving you advice while you made love. 

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Official website is here; Twitter here.

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Official website is here; Twitter here.

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Can undercover cops in Michigan legally have sex with prostitutes?

Can undercover cops in Michigan legally have sex with prostitutes? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
You might've missed this story from last year: Hawaii's legislature held a lengthy debate on whether cops in the state should legally be allowed to...
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We should see prostitution as part of the leisure industry

We should see prostitution as part of the leisure industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it
We like a good, old fashioned moral panic in this country but for a nation so emotionally crippled about sex, our views about prostitution are, ironically, remarkably perverse.
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An Overview of U.S. Efforts to Combat Demand For Prostitution and Trafficking Sex

An Overview of U.S. Efforts to Combat Demand For Prostitution and Trafficking Sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Tue, Feb 24, 2015


Most law enforcement operations enforcing prostitution laws are driven by community complaints, and by the role of commercial sex in generating numerous felonies such as aggravated assault, sex and drug trafficking, and negatively impacting neighborhood quality of life. Police in over 1,100 U.S. cities and counties have conducted either street-level or web-based sting operations targeting men buying sex, and courts apply a wide range of criminal and civil penalties to those arrested – including auto seizure, community service, john schools, “dear john” letters, SOAP orders, and driver’s license suspension.

This webinar provides an overview of the 12 major tactics used to combat demand for commercial sex, and an introduction to a website containing resources offering operational information and pragmatic guidance about implementing these tactics.

Attendance is strictly limited to the first 500 who register.

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How Will You Use It? New Website Let’s You Rate and Review Police Officers

How Will You Use It? New Website Let’s You Rate and Review Police Officers | Sex Work | Scoop.it


Americans find themselves in a state of flux in 2015. Many people are dealing with the hard reality that those who are sworn to protect and serve, often do the exact opposite.


The topic of police behavior is at the forefront of discussions, worldwide. Market reactions to this interest in responsible application of authority as well as interest in the abuse of authority, are popping up online.


Trying to rely on the system, to report on itself, has proven to be a futile task. In instances of police killings alone, the official method for tallying these deaths was shown to be incredibly skewed and inaccurate. 


The unaccountable nature of the state, coupled with today’s network of technologically savvy activists has paved the way for third party accountability sites that are proving to be quite helpful in the struggle for justice.


Up next in the world of answerable innovation is the site CopScore, aptly named for its interface which allows users to submit, “officer performance reviews.”


Anyone can register in a matter of seconds upon going to the site. However, in order to submit a review on an officer, you must know his or her name, department, and title. The form also requires that the registrant specify whether or not the officer arrested them.


If you actually want to post a performance review on CopScore, you will need to sign in and provide the officer’s badge number as well.


The site’s creator, Arion Hardison, explains that he, “put the badge number there because I did not want people posting fake reviews.”

“I wanted only people that had an actual interaction with the Cop to be able to vote,” said Hardison.


Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/it-website-rate-review-police-officers/#1quceSAc3VhCq6De.99


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Misleading Phone Sex Numbers

Misleading Phone Sex Numbers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
In an article about education in the UK, Students and phone sex: “Why not work as a phone sex operator and pay your way through University”, the author's premise is "Why not work as a phone sex ope...
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Women Of Color Sex Workers Wanted For Participation In Research Study

Women Of Color Sex Workers Wanted For Participation In Research Study | Sex Work | Scoop.it
#Sexwork research participants needed for a research project on women of colour working indoors (in/outcall). Please contact the person listed for further questions and inquiries.
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Lust Cause: Valley phone-sex operators claim they're getting screwed

Lust Cause: Valley phone-sex operators claim they're getting screwed | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Seductively guiding callers through several dozen fantasies a night, X estimates that she's "serviced" more than 40,000 clients during her phone-sex career. Multiply that by thousands of other operators scattered around the country and it's easy to see that billions of dollars are at stake. Just how many is anyone's guess. Although phone-sex operations are legal, the Wall Street Journal has characterized the business as a "shadowy" industry dominated by perhaps fewer than a dozen companies, none eager to publicize its inner workings.

All of which infuriates Madame X, who perceives herself and other operators as crucial players in the industry.

"If Michael Jackson does his dance on the stage, you pay him," she says, fuming. "If Michael Jordan puts that damn ball through the hoop, you pay him. In this business, I'm the one who makes the payoff, so give me the money. And stop treating me like trash just because I'm in the sex industry."
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An article from 1997 which highlights many issues discussed today.

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A Letter from a Sex Worker to a Wife About Her Cheating Husband

A Letter from a Sex Worker to a Wife About Her Cheating Husband | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Despite what you may think of me, I offer a service that's discreet, uncomplicated, and a necessary ingredient in a lot of marriages.
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Las Vegas welcomes four days of sex, sex and more sex

Las Vegas welcomes four days of sex, sex and more sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it

It’s quite simple—sex sells. More than $90 billion is generated through the adult entertainment industry worldwide, with the U.S. contributing about a dozen of those billions. This week the American leg (and arm, and stomach, and back, and …) of the industry celebrates its successes with the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo and Awards Show at the Hard Rock Hotel, Jan. 21-24.

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Intimate Photos Offer a Glimpse into the Life of a 21-Year-Old Sex Worker (NSFW) - Feature Shoot

Intimate Photos Offer a Glimpse into the Life of a 21-Year-Old Sex Worker (NSFW) - Feature Shoot | Sex Work | Scoop.it
For Eden, Mexico City-based photographer Alicia Vera captures moments in the life of a 21-year-old sex worker living in San Francisco. Vera met Eden three years ago while photographing a project on a strip club, where the 18-year-old had recently begun work. As the photographer began to form an intimate bond with her subject, what started as a wider exploration of women’s rights and female sexuality became a nuanced foray into the experience of one woman.

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She looks in her 30s and not 21...a hard road perhaps.

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CES & Sheri's Ranch

CES & Sheri's Ranch | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Want to know where Android app developers and widget designers go to get laid during CES? It's Sheri's Ranch, but, of course, that's according to Sheri's Ranch, who has learned that social media and a web presence makes things true; they've cultivated an online presence that makes most businesses jealous,
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My Life as a Phone Sex Operator: Dialing In

My Life as a Phone Sex Operator: Dialing In | Sex Work | Scoop.it
How I found the part-time job that changed my life.
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Continues with part two here.

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Continues with part two here.

TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, January 19, 9:13 PM

It seems phone sex is still around and still going strong. And many people thought the radio would go by the wayside when TV was invented. So it makes me wonder how many of you guys out there use phone sex services?

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Red-Blooded Thing: Undertaker's Brothel!

Red-Blooded Thing: Undertaker's Brothel! | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Mack Moore wanted to buy some farmland in Nevada, but just happened to buy 80 acres with a brothel on one end. Suuuure, Mack, you didn't intend to give up running a funeral home to run a brothel, it just happened to you. Why can't we have all the luck? Mack has built a thriving business, largely because
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An Adult Search Engine For Adults: Boodigo

An Adult Search Engine For Adults: Boodigo | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Boodigo was created by site operators and content creators who are also experienced search engine users and advertisers, so we have experienced the best and worst that search engines have to offer. In crafting Boodigo, we’ve eliminated the aspects of other search engines that annoyed or troubled us, and emphasized the elements that made search engines such indispensable tools for navigating the Internet in the first place.

Boodigo is designed to return accurate adult entertainment search results for our customers in a secure, private and anonymous environment. Boodigo does not use cookies or other user-tracking technologies to gather information about our users. We aren’t interested in building a “profile” on our users; our core mission is simply to help you find what you’re looking for in a way that’s as efficient, effective and enjoyable as possible. In other words, using Boodigo means finding what you’re looking for without having to worry about what someone else might be finding out about you, at least not from us.

Boodigo also proactively eliminates sites from its responses that are known by us security threats, distributors of malware or perpetrators of fraud, and works with rights-holders to ensure that unlicensed and illegal copies of their creative works are not found in our search results. This helps ensure that when you download content and materials you find through Boodigo, you’re downloading only what you intended to, free of viruses or spyware, and free of intellectual property concerns, too.

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You can make sure your adult site is included by adding it here:


https://www.boodigo.com/add_url


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Great idea & excellent resource for those involved in sex work.

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Want to play BINGO with the antis?

Want to play BINGO with the antis? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I recently got some feedback on my blog that read like an auto-generated essay against porn and sex work, hitting all the key arguments that I've heard a thousand times, just rearranged in a different order.

It got me thinking, hasn't anyone made a bingo card about this yet? Apparently not, so I made one
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Internet Porn Stats Infographic

Internet Porn Stats Infographic | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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