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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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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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In New Film, Transgender Sex Workers Battle Stigma, Poverty

In New Film, Transgender Sex Workers Battle Stigma, Poverty | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Ms. Pao, born biologically male, started dressing like a girl since age 7, she recounts. Shunned by her family, Ms. Pao moved to Phnom Penh and became a sex worker.


“It’s…a hard story to hear,” Mr. Hem said.


The film, a year in the making, was written, directed and produced by Mr. Hem, with the help of three volunteers. It centers on the intimacy between the two women in the face of societal rejection.


“I don’t think that the people or the government care about [transgender people] because they get exploited a lot and they don’t have equal rights, so I need to raise this issue,” the 29-year-old filmmaker said. “Through my research—I interviewed 50 ladyboys—they have very similar stories: They have no job opportunities, no education, sometimes [not] even health service…. Year by year it a little bit gets better, but I still see these kind of issues [are] still a big problem.”

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Past sex work shouldn’t diminish a job candidate’s value to employers

Past sex work shouldn’t diminish a job candidate’s value to employers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
We live in a society where sex workers are treated with repugnance and contempt.
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Rape culture in our city: An open letter to St. John’s

Rape culture in our city: An open letter to St. John’s | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Media coverage of reports of gang rapes in St. John's has directed many to contemplate their moral stance on sex work, instead of their moral stance on rape and the appropriate police response to the rape of any person.
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THIS:


"But for those of us who are not sex workers, does it really matter that we know the exact profession of those who were assaulted (ok, let’s call it what it is: gang raped and sodomized)? If hairdressers had been the ones reporting the crimes would the headlines have read, “Hairdressers given warning among gang rape reports”? Probably not."

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New research suggests sex workers don’t feel exploited, most buyers aren’t oppressors

New research suggests sex workers don’t feel exploited, most buyers aren’t oppressors | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Sex-workers and sex-buyers aren’t who we thought they were, the first national report on the Canadian sex industry has found, only one of the findings from the five-year study, led by Cecilia Benoit of the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC).


Evidence from the six surveyed sites (St. John’s, Montréal, Kitchener, Fort McMurray, Calgary, and Victoria) suggests that the majority of sex workers—most of whom are Canadian-born, Caucasian, in their 30s or 40s and have some form of education or training beyond high school—do not feel exploited and say that most buyers are not oppressors.

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Yale Law Students Love Hookers

Yale Law Students Love Hookers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex, corruption, hypocrisy, oh my! And yet, should anyone even care about this? The answer is "yes," but not for any of the reasons you'll hear from the nattering nabobs....
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Click bait title, but worthy of reading in terms of priorities & scapegoating.

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Click bait title, but worthy of reading in terms of priorities & scapegoating.

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Putting Hypersexuality to Work: Black Women and Illicit Eroticism in Pornography

Putting Hypersexuality to Work: Black Women and Illicit Eroticism in Pornography | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"This article focuses on the labor marginalization of black female performers within the pornography industry. Their representations and experiences as sex workers are shaped by a racialized and gendered sexual commerce where stereotypes, structural inequalities, and social biases are the norm. Black women are devalued as hyperaccessible and superdisposable in an industry that simultaneously invests in and ghettoizes fantasies about black sexuality. In light of feminist arguments against the victimization of women by pornography, I have attempted to show that black sex workers, while facing multiple axes of discrimination and harm, also employ hypersexuality and illicit eroticism to achieve mobility, erotic autonomy, and self-care."



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The Adult Industry Doesn’t Pay! (As Much As You Think)

The Adult Industry Doesn’t Pay! (As Much As You Think) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The rise of Internet porn has really put a dampener on the adult industry. Your favorite porn star might be doing it for a lot less than you think.
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How Twitter became the LinkedIn of the adult industry

How Twitter became the LinkedIn of the adult industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Daisy Ducati tweets selfies -- of her skintight red latex dress, stockinged feet and naked body. It’s the sort of thing that could get most people fired, but in Ducati’s case, it’s actually gotten ...
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Tips for Getting Into Escorting

Tips for Getting Into Escorting | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I'm writing this post as a response to someone who asked me about how to get into this profession in a safe and healthy way. There are a few different ways to get started. You can go independent, o...
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Sexwork Cyber Resource Center: What to do if you are visited or stopped by the police.

Sexwork Cyber Resource Center: What to do if you are visited or stopped by the police. | Sex Work | Scoop.it

What to do if you are visited or stopped by the police. First, and most important, in an encounter with the police:

  • DO NOT physically resist or threaten the officer(s) in any way. 
  • DO NOT try to leave until an officer tells you that you are free to go.
  • DO NOT give the officer any information about any of your activities.
  • DO NOT consent to any search.
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For USA. Has not been updated recently, so mileage in your area may vary. But overall sound!

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Exclusive Kaylee Pond Interview Part Four: What Women Want To Know About Being A CamGirl

Exclusive Kaylee Pond Interview Part Four: What Women Want To Know About Being A CamGirl | Sex Work | Scoop.it
We've been talking with the lovely 26 year-old webcam model, and self proclaimed geek, Kaylee Pond. In this last part (yes, I know; it's sad to see it end!), Kaylee answers some more personal quest...
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When Porn Stars Have To Teach You About Body Image

When Porn Stars Have To Teach You About Body Image | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Porn stars are often criticized for, well, just about everything. In this case, we're talking about how they (like nearly every mainstream model, actress, or celebrity) are blamed for perpetuating ...
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Sean Pusol's curator insight, October 5, 2014 9:43 PM

interesting read 

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Calling All Superheroes - We're Looking for 2014's Top Sex Bloggers

Calling All Superheroes - We're Looking for 2014's Top Sex Bloggers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

It’s that time of year again and we’re on the hunt for the Sex Blogging Superheroes of 2014. We’re looking for writers with charisma and courage, writers who are on a mission to promote sex positivity and save the world from bad sex. Because when you think about it, that job is pretty damned heroic. After all, the vast majority of people would choose rushing into a burning building over uttering words like "orgasm" or "clitoris" or "anal sex" in a public setting.

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Leave a comment to nominate &/or state why you are voting for a specific sex blog/sex blogger.


And this is where you can vote for my blog: http://www.kinkly.com/top-sex-bloggers/sex-kitten

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Leave a comment to nominate &/or state why you are voting for a specific sex blog/sex blogger.


And this is where you can vote for my blog: http://www.kinkly.com/top-sex-bloggers/sex-kitten


(If you do vote for my blog, thank you!)

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Leave a comment to nominate &/or state why you are voting for a specific sex blog/sex blogger.


And this is where you can vote for [url=/u/606125 x-already-notified=1]Gracie Passette[/url]'s blog: http://www.kinkly.com/top-sex-bloggers/sex-kitten

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A Sex Worker’s Guide to OKCupid

A Sex Worker’s Guide to OKCupid | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Dating as a sex worker is no picnic. To the internet, hookers, hustlers and harlots! Here’s a brief guide for the Intrepid OKCupideer.
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Is NiteFlirt Really Playing Fair With Their Latest Play Fair Linking Policy?

Is NiteFlirt Really Playing Fair With Their Latest Play Fair Linking Policy? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
In the August edition of NiteFlirt's FlirtBuzz newsletter, there was an update regarding Play Fair, the phone sex platform's department which enforces the NiteFlirt Member Agreement and NiteFlirt's...
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Are All Women Essentially Prostitutes?

Are All Women Essentially Prostitutes? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A perspective from someone who knows what she’s talking about
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Sean Pusol's curator insight, October 5, 2014 9:44 PM

I love this maybe extreme but defintiely true on a LOT OF AREAS 

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What's It Like To Be A CamGirl? (Part Three Of The Exclusive Kaylee Pond Interview)

What's It Like To Be A CamGirl? (Part Three Of The Exclusive Kaylee Pond Interview) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Ever since we've met the fabulous Kaylee Pond, we've been talking about the fun and games on camera. But, even if some folks who think being a webcam girl brings "easy money", there's plenty of wor...
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