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Whorephobia on Tumblr

Whorephobia on Tumblr | Sex Work | Scoop.it

It annoys me how everyone on tumblr who is a stripper refers to other strippers as “sex workers”


I AM NOT A SEX WORKER.

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Of Mail Order Romance & Smut

Of Mail Order Romance & Smut | Sex Work | Scoop.it

While it is possible that Ms. Brosmer (or Mrs. Weider) simply signed away rights to her name to some photographer, it is even more likely that she and her husband, body builder turned health and fitness king Joe Weider, simply saw money to be made. It was Brosmer, after all, who was the first model to get residuals every time her photo was published, so why shouldn’t she make money off selling her photos directly to the consumer?

In truth, many of the pinup models and burlesque performers ran their own side businesses, selling photographs, autographs, etc. Lily St. Cyr sold lingerie. Lynne O’Neill, The Original Garter Girl, not only had one of these businesses, but apparently kept quite a bit of the correspondence from fans.

Like the models and performers of today, these women...

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Safety Shoes For Sex Workers

Safety Shoes For Sex Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Aphrodite Project, named for the patron goddess of sex workers, has brought the strategies of sex workers' past to solving the needs of sex workers today by inventing what can best be described...
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Review Site For Phone Sex Operators

Review Site For Phone Sex Operators | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Tom Cat’s Phone Sex Reviews is not a phone sex directory or topsite, where placement or “ranking” is based on how much a PSO pays or how many “hits” a PSO sends to the site. It is not a bunch of spammy listings or fake reviews. It is a real review site where each and everyphone sex operator listed has actually been reviewed by an experienced phone sex caller.


There’s no “pay to play” schemes, no cheating to get to the top of the list or to get better ratings, no spam or scams for PSOs or callers. While I will be using some affiliate links (primarily for additional information on trends, popularity, and client interests), this review site isn’t about money; it’s all about the phone sex & the phone sex girls. It’s all about callers being able to find quality phone sex operators — and it’s a chance for quality PSOs to get some recognition without having to pay for it.

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History & Educational Facts About Sex Work

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Want To Win The War On Poverty? Rebuild The Labor Movement

Want To Win The War On Poverty?  Rebuild The Labor Movement | Sex Work | Scoop.it
When conservative Ohio Governor and former Lehman Brothers executive John Kasich feels compelled to remind his fellow conservatives that upon entering Heaven, “Saint Peter is probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small. But he is going to ask you what you did for the poor,” you know poverty has reached center stage.

From the homilies of Pope Francis, to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's (pictured) inauguration speech, poverty and its close cousin inequality are playing starring roles in the current political discourse. The President’s 2015 budget proposal, released earlier this month, calls for a significant increase in federal spending on anti-poverty programs, and while these proposals are likely DOA in the Republican-controlled House, Democrats across the land have promised to campaign on the issue leading up to the 2014 midterm races. This year, then, appears little different from much of 2013: the spotlight on poverty shows no sign of dimming.

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And include sex workers in the labor movement; perhaps not unions per se, but in valuing workers & workers rights ~ and sex work as work.

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Not necessarily all feminist; but unions have their place in feminism and other battles of equality -- and unions are the way to cease this war on the masses.

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Sex Worker Meetups

Sex Worker Meetups | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Working to facilitate meetups and friendships within the sex worker community. Posts should NEVER include meeting location or personal information. All the posts should be used for is networking for...
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Nordic sex-trade strategy gaining steam

Nordic sex-trade strategy gaining steam | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Momentum is building for a new prostitution law modelled on Sweden's rules, heralded by Conservative... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.
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"It contributes to the stigma and it pushes sex work underground and fuels exactly the kind of things the Conservative government wants to stop," said Ferris.

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The Old Advertising Mantra

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Magazine Advertising
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Student auctions her virginity for online notoriety

Student auctions her virginity for online notoriety | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Despite the fact that Raine appears thrilled to make the transition “from virgin to literal whore”, in positioning herself “above” sex workers by insisting that she will lose it only for “exorbitant” sums of money, Raine’s project smacks decidedly of classism and whorephobia.


In her book about virginity in America, The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti wrote, “What’s the difference between venerating women for being f-ckable and putting them on a purity pedestal? In both cases, women’s worth is contingent upon their ability to please men and to shape their sexual identities around what men want.”

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As this (maybe not real?) woman proposes to sell her virginity, she slams sex work & feminism.

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Anti Sex Work Tirade

Anti Sex Work Tirade | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Consequently, her argument that selling sex is a way of disrupting patriarchy, and thus patriarchal capitalism, falls short for me. Just like the price tag on her education, patriarchal capitalism and free market principles determine the price tag on her body. It’s patriarchal capitalism that will determine she is “shot out” and should retire. And after she’s retired from selling sex, she will have to re-enter a patriarchal capitalist society, “ashamed” or not of her economic choices.

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I agree that education is important;  and I'm anti-patriarchy. But this conversation dismisses the factual subject of people, of women, who like sex work. For a myriad of reasons, we like sex work. And that's too shocking for so many brains.


And funny how we never have these conversations about the capitalistic body issues of aging etc. regarding models, athletes, etc.

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I Watched Belle Knox Strip At A Gentlemen's Club

I Watched Belle Knox Strip At A Gentlemen's Club | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Despite my vehement support for Knox, her career and her right to make whatever choices she deems empowering and necessary, the overwhelming emotion I felt was discomfort. It was the least sexy sexual experience I've ever had....
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Insightful & honest response. Kudos to Alanna Vagianos for being able to dissect her personal response and individual choice from the rights involved in the discussion of sex work.

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Getting Around Ad-Block

Getting Around Ad-Block | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Advertise smarter, not nore aggressively. It used to be up to the visitor to decide, but not anymore. Here's how to get around ad-blocks!
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5 Truths About Sexual Fetishes (A Dominatrix's Perspective)

5 Truths About Sexual Fetishes (A Dominatrix's Perspective) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The stereotype goes that when it comes to sex, men are as simple-minded as dogs. As someone with a few years' experience as a dominatrix and phone sex operator, I'm here to tell you that could not possibly be more wrong.

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Overall a good article, tho I wish the word "fetish" would be used properly (these are fantasies, not necessarily true fetishes).

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Outlaw Poverty, Not Prostitutes by Carol Leigh

This documentary of the 1989 World Whores' Summit in San Francisco features prostitutes and activists from around the globe discussing human rights as they effect…

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Writing Bondage Fiction

Writing Bondage Fiction | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Bondage fiction is a lot like heavy metal...the lyrics don't really matter as long as the sound is right. Lots of poseurs try to fake their way through the motions, but true believers can always suss the real deal after the first three notes. Cool costumes help, but aren't always essential. And girls can play lead, too.

In other words, it's a genre, and hallowed be its tenets, customs, mores and conventions.

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The 2014 Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards Nominations

The 2014 Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards Nominations | Sex Work | Scoop.it
This year’s nominees list once again showcases erotic entertainment that is smart, sexy, and appreciates viewers looking for hot feminist films. In addition to featuring just under 50 nominations, the 2014 nominee list includes 10 nominated websites.
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Good For Her is a Toronto Sex Shop

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In-Depth Report Details Economics of Sex Trade

In-Depth Report Details Economics of Sex Trade | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The landmark study, commissioned by the Justice Department, has provided a wealth of data on pricing, market structures and sex workers’ motivations.
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Bondage, leather 'daddies' and sci-fi sex work: 'Tart lit' definitely ain't dead - Telegraph

Bondage, leather 'daddies' and sci-fi sex work: 'Tart lit' definitely ain't dead - Telegraph | Sex Work | Scoop.it
'Tart lit', or sex memoirs, are still proving to be a popular niche - with three new books out this month. Dr Brooke Magnanti, who penned her own call girl memoirs as Belle de Jour back in the early noughties, reviews the newcomers
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Of Sex Positive Kiwis & Adult Toys In New Zealand

Of Sex Positive Kiwis & Adult Toys In New Zealand | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, two women from New Zealand, Wendy Lee and Ema Lyon, realized they had a specific kind of sexual frustration: No comfortable place to buy safe and good-looking sex toys. Fifteen years ago, the pair of kiwis decided to tackle their frustration head-on.


Worried about the health aspects and safety of sex toys, Ema and Wendy decided to go became makers of safe and healthy adult toys, primarily focusing on 100% silicone dildos. The ladies were taught how to mold silicon for their adult toys by Weta Workshop’s Richard Taylor. (Yes, that Taylor; the one who’s company created all of the props, prosthetics, weaponry, etc. for Jackson’s epic The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.)

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Why Spam Is Bad For Your Business

Why Spam Is Bad For Your Business | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Now, you might think that anyone with a blog or website would know how inappropriate and annoying spam comments are, but a few of them sincerely seemed unaware that what they’d done was poor form. So here’s my quick attempt to educate folks on the subject.


Leaving spam comments isn’t just poor form — it’s a poor thing to do for many reasons.


First of all, despite what some poor &/or ignorant marketing folks will tell — and sell — you, spam links are not good for SEO

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La Jolie Putain: An Open Letter To Anti-Sex Work Activists

La Jolie Putain: An Open Letter To Anti-Sex Work Activists | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Dear Sex Work Abolitionists, Nordic Model fans, Morality Police, and so-called "radical feminists",

I get it. We live under an oppressive, bullshit, ridiculous, totally imbalanced and unfair patriarchal system, all around the world, with varying degrees of institutional violence and oppression, especially for marginalized folks...


Where our paths diverge is when you start calling for the abolition of sex work and/or the criminalization of clients. Because you've experienced (or know someone who has) violence while doing sex work, that's justification for you to actively attempt to destroy an ENTIRE INDUSTRY, along with the livelihood of folks who still engage in that industry? Because one, or several, people violated your person, that's reason to criminalize an entire group of people (based SOLELY on gender) who've never violated anyone? Are you serious? Do you not see the parallels with racial profiling, or with gender stereotypes? What if every industry where workers have endured violence, duress, or coercion were abolished? There would be NO INDUSTRY AT ALL, including health care and social services.



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Men who pay for sex.

Men who pay for sex. | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I was wondering, what do you all think about men who hire women sex workers? I am hoping to do some work addressing stereotypes and misconceptions (I have found that almost always a little education in this area can go a loooong way), but I'm not really sure what I might encounter. Besides, of course, the really vocal groups and individuals who think sex work = sex trafficking = victimization, and so anyone on the 'demand' side of that equation must be a complete monster. I'm talking about women sex workers who are explicitly there voluntarily, although if you have any comments about male sex workers and/or female customers, I'd love to hear about that too.
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LectureHop: Sex Workers’ Rights are Trans Rights

LectureHop: Sex Workers’ Rights are Trans Rights | Sex Work | Scoop.it
On Thursday, The Gay Club (yes, that’s what it’s called) hosted a panel of queer activists (Emma Caterine, a community organizer at Red Umbrella Project; Dominick, author of Dean Johnson’s Reading for Filth; and Ryan Thoreson, a JD candidate at Yale Law School with extensive experience with LGBT NGOs) to discuss the issue of trans…
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Exotic Dancers Sue Strip Club for Labor Law Violation

Exotic Dancers Sue Strip Club for Labor Law Violation | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Exotic dancers at PT's Showclub in St. Louis are suing the strip club for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying them as independent contractors, rather than employees. To date, only one strip club in the U.S. has successfully unionized—the Lusty Lady, pictured here.

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