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About sex work and help for sex workers, which includes escorts, professional service providers, erotica authors, phone sex operators, adult bloggers, etc. http://www.sex-kitten.net/blog/
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Why I Post Nude Photos (and why I blog about sex)

Why I Post Nude Photos (and why I blog about sex) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

My photography is one facet of my creative expression through my blog, and the reason I do it is related to why I blog about sex in general. It’s all a part of reclaiming my love for my body and my sexuality.


My true sexual revolution didn’t happen until I started working at a sex shop during my senior year at UT. During the three years I worked there, I read and learned more about sex and met sex positive women who I could talk to. I finally got to the point where I was truly proud of my body and my sexuality again.

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Men, Casinos Are Betting The Pretty Employees Will Screw You Out Of Your Money

Men, Casinos Are Betting The Pretty Employees Will Screw You Out Of Your Money | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Speaking of those scantily clad casino waitresses... I would like to draw your attention to a pair of studies done regarding men's reactions to pretty and scantily clad women. In the 2003 study, th...

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The effects of scantily clad women on (hetero) male wallets

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Even if a man knows he can’t take the sexy casino waitress up to his room, a guy can — and will — dream. And that just helps the house.

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The women who hire male escorts

The women who hire male escorts | Sex Work | Scoop.it
And the men who fulfill their needs.


Some jobs you never see advertised. Think Hollywood actor, astronaut, adventurer. They're also the kind of professions people fantasise about, but if we sat down and realistically thought through what would be required to do them, most of us would conclude they're beyond our skill set. Male escorting is similar. Imagine that occupation listed in the classified ads: "WANTED: men willing to have robust intercourse with numerous women. Meet interesting people. Excellent pay, flexible hours, immediate start."


Excelling at male sex work, say those in the know, isn't just about the sexual gymnastics. Unlike female escorts - who tend to charge by the hour - a standard booking for a male escort generally involves a minimum of two hours. This is because most female clients don't just want sex, but conversation and affection, too. So yes, you will need to be a god in bed, but you'll also be required to play counsellor and friend.

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I wonder where they got the information / impression that male clients of female sex workers spend less time, are in need of less companionship?

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Strippers Protest Censorship, 1959

Strippers Protest Censorship, 1959 | Sex Work | Scoop.it

“T’aint fair” reads one of the signs held by protesters of newspaper censorship in 1959. Was that a pun? Could very well have been as a lot of the signs are rather clever with the wordplay. These vintage magazine pages were found...

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Decriminalising: Demoralising? EUSA to vote on sex-work motion

Decriminalising: Demoralising? EUSA to vote on sex-work motion | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Students will have the chance to vote on whether Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) should actively support the decriminalisation of sex work at the Student Council meeting on Thursday 6 February.

The motion will call for EUSA to issue a statement demanding decriminalisation and to liaise with organisations such as SCOT-PEP and the Sex Worker’s Open University to work towards this goal.

The motion will also result in a zero-tolerance attitude to “whorephobia” and an investigation into how to support student sex workers at the university.

..."EUSA recently declared itself a feminist organisation. For me this is the most important issue for feminists in Edinburgh right now, and we have to do everything within our power to stop it.”

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Dear Gloria Steinem, What About Handjobs & Sword Swallowers?

Dear Gloria Steinem, What About Handjobs & Sword Swallowers? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I deeply respect Gloria Steinem. But I am terribly disappointed by remarks she's made regarding sex work during her recent tour of India. This publicity tour promotes her latest book, The Essential...
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And here I was thinking Steinem might have grown & evolved her position on sex work after all these years...
malek's comment, February 5, 7:42 AM
using non-offensive word or expression in place of one that may be found offensive or suggest something unpleasant.
Deanna Dahlsad's comment, February 5, 5:19 PM
@malek, sex workers find the the word prostitution offensive -- and prostitution is the word Steinem is using.
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Sex Workers: We're Not a Rescue Project, Not Trafficking Victims

Sex Workers: We're Not a Rescue Project, Not Trafficking Victims | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex work is not the same as trafficking. That’s the message many sex workers are trying to get across on Twitter as January, which the White House has named National Slavery and Human Trafficking
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About the #NotYourRescueProject hashtag & movement

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New Amnesty International report calls for legalizing sex work

New Amnesty International report calls for legalizing sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

It just couldn’t be clearer. “Amnesty International is opposed to the criminalization or punishment of activities related to the buying or selling of consensual sex between adults.”

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Jack the Ripper copycat murders spark call for sex worker protection

Jack the Ripper copycat murders spark call for sex worker protection | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The nearest thing Jackie Summerford has to a grave for her murdered daughter is a small pine bookshelf in her front room. It is covered in poems, candles and trinkets – her way of remembering  her youngest child, Bonnie Barrett, who was murdered by a serial killer who police believe was imitating Jack the Ripper. 
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Scantily Clad Casino Employees: Sex Sells, Right?

Scantily Clad Casino Employees: Sex Sells, Right? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why casinos often employ scantily clad waitresses? I'm not making this up as some sort of feminist attack or even a complaint. Many casinos, like the Rio in Vegas, do more th...

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Prose & Lore: The RedUP Literary Journal | Red Umbrella Project

Prose & Lore: The RedUP Literary Journal | Red Umbrella Project | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Prose & Lore is the Red Umbrella Project’s literary journal, which collects memoir stories about sex work in two issues per year (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer). The stories are original to Prose & Lore, and about 75% of the authors in each issue are previously unpublished. Many of the contributors participate in our memoir workshops and drop-in writing sessions.

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Also information on how to contribute even if you can't make the writing sessions.

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Janet Mock Opens Up About Her Experiences As A Trans Sex Worker At Age 16

Janet Mock Opens Up About Her Experiences As A Trans Sex Worker At Age 16 | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The trans advocate and author of of the upcoming memoir Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More released a six-part video series and essay today about her journey as a sex worker and how it relates to pop culture, death, and the power of words.

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Kaitlin Pearson—the Special Needs Teacher’s Aide on Leave for Racy Photos—Is Back at Work

Kaitlin Pearson—the Special Needs Teacher’s Aide on Leave for Racy Photos—Is Back at Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Kaitlin Pearson, the Fitchburg teacher put on paid leave because of her racy modeling photos, was welcomed back to work on Tuesday.
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Rentboys, porn stars compete for Mr. Florida contest, work to dispel stigma about sex industry

Rentboys, porn stars compete for Mr. Florida contest, work to dispel stigma about sex industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it
BY STEVE ROTHAUS, srothaus@MiamiHerald.com Five professional male escorts will compete Saturday in Fort Lauderdale to be named Mr. Florida, a regional contest presented by one of the world's top adult websites. "Mr. Florida contest is a preliminary for the Hookies...
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Who is a sex worker?

Who is a sex worker? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Who is a sex worker? Is she an attractive woman with loose morals who is too lazy to find any ‘real’ work? Is she a young desperate mother of two who has no choice? How many sex workers are there? And who are they?


The numbers we use to quantify sex workers in Sri Lanka is uncertain. Some say 40,000 others say 50,000. At its present state there is no way of knowing if this is true. Our idea of who a sex worker is, what she (or he) looks like, what they do, where they live, why they are sex workers, how much they earn or how many there are remain facts and  figures that still dependent largely on anecdotal information.


...There is a question of morality in sex work, of social and environmental implications. Where then is the morality in not protecting the human rights of a sex worker who despite all protest is first a human being? What about the health implications of unregulated sex workers who contract Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)? What about the environmental implications of sex workers who live on streets, on river banks and under trees, as no one will rent a house out to them even though they have the money for a house deposit and rent? Questions about the cost to society of permitting this profession to exist seem void to me, because permitted or not it does exist, and always has.

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Porn 101 Video for People Who Want To Know How To Be A Porn Star

The Adult Performer Advocacy Committee has created a 15 minute video called Porn 101, giving all the basic info you need if you want to be a porn performer. It's great that there's now an advocacy group for performers, making ethical porn production more likely.

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Confessions of an American Whore: Sex Work Holds a Mirror Up to S.F.'s Hidden Kinks and Communities

Confessions of an American Whore: Sex Work Holds a Mirror Up to S.F.'s Hidden Kinks and Communities | Sex Work | Scoop.it

There are many different types of sex work: escorting, stripping, porn, webcam modeling, fetish services, many others. When I entered the industry, I dived in headfirst and tried as many different kinds of work as I could. My journey soon took me beyond the Lusty and into the thriving world of San Francisco's oldest profession.

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American Courtesans Review

American Courtesans Review | Sex Work | Scoop.it

American Courtesans tackles the sex industry from the workers' perspective, offering a diverse range of experiences. The documentary was filmed in New Orleans, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and a number of undisclosed locations.

 

Kristen DiAngelo interviewed ten fellow sex workers for the film. Emma Dupree, Erin Marxxx, Gina Robinson, Gina DePalma, Hilary Holiday, Juliet Capulet, Pearl Callahan, Tamsen Crown, Norma Jean Almdovar, and Skylar Cruz shared their stories.

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The film can also be found at Amazon, including Amazon Instant Video (digital viewing): http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=American%20Courtesans&linkCode=ur2&tag=sexkitten-20&url=search-alias%3Daps

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Sex Law Expert Belinda Brooks-Gordon: Why the Nordic Model of Prostitution Does Not Work

Sex Law Expert Belinda Brooks-Gordon: Why the Nordic Model of Prostitution Does Not Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Speaking to IBTimes UK, Brooks-Gordon said: "Any law has to be based on some philosophy or evidence, for example, harm is one – the reason murder or theft is a crime is because they cause demonstrable harm. There is no reason to criminalise prostitution clients when you cannot show demonstrable harm. In fact all the evidence is in the other direction, that it is harmful to criminalise."

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Mistress Matisse: Unsolicited, Indeed: A Letter From Professor Patti Adler

Mistress Matisse: Unsolicited, Indeed: A Letter From Professor Patti Adler | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Wow, did I get a weird email today. 

 First, quick backstory: Professor Patti Adler is a professor of sociology at University of Colorado Boulder. Last year, a class she teaches about prostitution came under fire. There were conflicting reports about her being fired or leaving voluntarily, but it seemed she had left. Then, she came back. (Or maybe she never really left, it’s unclear to me.)
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Busty Porn Star Forced to Lose 'Livelihood' or Die

Busty Porn Star Forced to Lose 'Livelihood' or Die | Sex Work | Scoop.it
If they ever made a porn parody of Sophie's Choice, big bust legend Elizabeth Starr would be a shoo-in for the lead role.
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Free Advertising For PSOs Using The NiteFlirt Platform

Free Advertising For PSOs Using The NiteFlirt Platform | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Recently, PSO Kiwi Candy aka Candace restarted a site for her fellow Flirts to promote themselves. The site, Phone Sex Tarts, began awhile ago but suffered an "oops" and had to be restarted. With t...
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Remedy (2014)

Remedy (2014) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
“So you went domme on a dare,” a co-worker remarks to the eponymous protagonist of Remedy. It’s one of the movie’s more memorable lines. It’s also the reason I watched this flick in the first place: a dare.
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A review of Remedy, a sex work movie that's "eerily real".

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Marion Delorme

Marion Delorme | Sex Work | Scoop.it
When one enjoys full liberty, one must use it with the utmost moderation.  -  Victor Hugo, preface to Marion Delorme Last month, sex worker activists discussed the case of Patricia Adler, a sociolo...
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