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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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Sex Worker Directory

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Add yourself to the directory to join the rest of the community on Tumblr!
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Why Is It So Hard for Women to Write About Sex? - The Atlantic

Why Is It So Hard for Women to Write About Sex? - The Atlantic | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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Why Is It So Hard for Women to Write About Sex?
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Best Places For Adult Advertising

Best Places For Adult Advertising | Sex Work | Scoop.it
With the number of advertising programs that limit or down-right prevent adult products, services, and websites from participating, I'm often asked about just where adult businesses can advertise o...
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Includes solid info for mainstream advertisers (but there are NWS images as example ads).

malek's comment, March 9, 2014 7:41 PM
Wow, and I think cats occupy the internet!
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@malek, surely you jest ;)
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In the Booth with Ruth - Meg Munoz, Former Sex Worker, Trafficking Survivor, Ally and Rights Advocate

In the Booth with Ruth - Meg Munoz, Former Sex Worker, Trafficking Survivor, Ally and Rights Advocate | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Too many human rights abuses are happening, too many opportunities being lost, and too many freedoms being denied... When you have those being trafficked being criminalized, we’ve got a problem. Wh...
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Traffic Jam: Sex Workers Take Sides in the Sex Trafficking Debate

Traffic Jam: Sex Workers Take Sides in the Sex Trafficking Debate | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"Teens sold for sex aren't prostitutes, they're rape victims." That's what the billboard just a few blocks from my house reads. I live in West Oakland near San Pablo Avenue, where the reality of minors in the sex industry is on my doorstep. The Bay Area, especially Alameda County, was recently named one of the nation's top sites for child sex trafficking.

I'm an independent sex worker. I love my job, partially because no one forces me to do it. I make my own hours and I choose my own clients. I didn't enter the business because someone coerced me, or because I was desperate for money. I'm also not a child.


I'm lucky. But many in the Bay Area are not.


Sex trafficking is an atrocity that violates fundamental human rights. Sex work, however, is just my job. The two are as different as night and day. But whether a person is forced into the sex industry or they enter it by choice, I believe that they deserve the same right to justice when they experience violence. However, sex workers are often left out of the anti-trafficking conversation.

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What Rights?

What Rights? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Melinda Chateauvert will read excerpts from Sex Workers Unite! and sign copies of the book on Wednesday, March 12. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://sexworkersunite.eventbrite.com.
Do sex workers have rights? Put another way, can whores, hustlers, strippers, streetwalkers an...
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Digital Condom

Digital Condom | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The Electric Eel is an open source, digital condom concept designed to enhance your sexual pleasure. The prototype is built with conductive fabric and a Lilypad micro-controller, and delivers short electric impulses along the underside of the shaft for increased stimulation. The amount of electricity being used is very small, and the designs have all been personally tested by the design team for their effectiveness and safety.

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Yup, they're raising money for this and you can help.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:46 PM

Using the crowd funding dealio to raise funds...

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Safety Tip: Improper Use Of Photos & Files

Safety Tip: Improper Use Of Photos & Files | Sex Work | Scoop.it
We’ve discussed images and PSO safety before, purchased content or not, but some recent events have prompted me to mention them again. Several times in the past few weeks, a specific issue been bro...
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The Red Light and the Cloud

The Red Light and the Cloud | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A history of the future of sex work
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Our Fading Erotic Heritage

Our Fading Erotic Heritage | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Erotic Heritage Museum is closing: [A]pparently due to an unpaid rent dispute with landlord, Déjà Vu strip-club magnate Harry Mohoney who donated the land for museum use back in 2008. Speaking to the Las Vegas Weekly, Mohoney assured visitors that the museum would not be closing its doors for good, saying of his now-former tenants, “They have been asked to vacate the property so that the Erotic Heritage Museum can be given a fresh new look at erotic history and art.”

Museum operations manager Jerry Zientara, however, see things a bit differently, claiming the museum’s collection is under the stewardship of the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, the nonprofit organization that opened and has been operating the museum since its inception. “We don’t know when we’ll be loading things out,” he told Las Vegas Weekly earlier this month, “but we do expect to be doing that.” And, true to his word, a call for volunteers to help with removal of exhibits and cleaning of the space came


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If it can't make it in Vegas... Where?


Will the museum return?

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If it can't make it in Vegas... Where?


Will the museum return?

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What Sex Workers Deal With

What Sex Workers Deal With | Sex Work | Scoop.it
shit-collarme-says:
“ Actually, have this dude’s whole profile as a warning.

Heey it’s that one guy. I never actually read his profile, but it’s not surprising.
Protip: If you hover over the...
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Just a little slice of daily online life for sex workers.

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Spanish 'prostitution for beginners' workshop angers prominent feminists

Spanish 'prostitution for beginners' workshop angers prominent feminists | Sex Work | Scoop.it

An enterprising association of sex workers in Barcelona has angered some of Spain's most prominent feminists by offering an "intro to prostitution" course in response to what its members say is a growing number of women turning to sex work in the wake of Spain's financial crisis.

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Women’s work (Framing Sex Work in Terms of the Economy & Inequality)

Women’s work (Framing Sex Work in Terms of the Economy & Inequality) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Most of the discussion surrounding a Duke woman’s decision to participate in pornography has focused on the feminist and gendered implications of being involved in a sex work industry, but we have neglected to mention the economic structures that influence such decision-making. The fact of the matter is, when thinking about career options and economic viability, women are forced to operate in a different framework than men.


Women being more likely to enter a sex-related industry is a result of the economic structures in place that make it extremely difficult for women to compete with men in a workplace—especially in industries that are traditionally male-run. Even if you’re a Duke student with every opportunity in the world, as a woman you are never immune to the effects of gender inequality. Not only are we operating within a system that preferences cis-male employees, but we also live in a place where the economy is dependent on low-wage workers who can’t survive off of their income.

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PornHub Denied Super Bowl Ad Spot

PornHub Denied Super Bowl Ad Spot | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Try as they might to gain mainstream acceptance, many adult industry entities find themselves blocked at every turn, including, not surprisingly, the most-watched television event of the year: Supe...
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ICASO | Sign on to condemn the treatment of Alejandra Gil and her son Omar Sayun Gil under Mexico’s new anti-trafficking law

ICASO | Sign on to condemn the treatment of Alejandra Gil and her son Omar Sayun Gil under Mexico’s new anti-trafficking law | Sex Work | Scoop.it

We condemn the treatment of Alejandra Gil and her son Omar Sayun Gil under Mexico’s new anti-trafficking law, which conflates sex work and trafficking, and their treatment since their arrest.


We understand that Alejandra Gil and her son Omar Sayun Gil have been charged with the serious offence of human trafficking, and that they remain in custody. Alejandra Gil is the founder of APROASE, an organization that offers sliding scale health services to street-based sex workers in Mexico City. Her son, Omar, supports her in some these efforts. Alejandra Gil was working to develop a rights-based anti-trafficking tool for use with sex workers, which is important in Mexico, where a new anti-trafficking law has been passed. In other countries where anti-trafficking laws have been passed, we have seen the adverse effects of overly broad focus on sex work lead to arrests and detentions of sex workers and people who work with them.


We the undersigned are concerned at the conflation of sex work with human trafficking, and with the lack of due process afforded the Gils.

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How to Make Video Impact Your Business

How to Make Video Impact Your Business | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A professional video, much like professional photos, enhances your brand and adds flavor and class to your persona

In the business of adult entertainment, how you project your image is everything. Video content is created not to sell directly, but to engage intimately.

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Bondassage

Bondassage | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Ever wondered what it might be like to surrender and explore your sensual desires? Are you ready to discover a world of blissful intensity and intimacy? Bondassage combines innovative massage techniques with, rhythmic body percussion, slow luxurious flogging, and a delicious menu of skilled sensation play.


Bondassage takes the receiver on a journey of sensation surprises. With Bondassage you may have a receiver who is a seasoned traveler in the bdsm realm but wants something different, or they are brand new and want to be introduced gently to percussion play, anal exploration, and bondage. Either way, you can create the Bondassage session that best suits them. You will have all the tools and ideas to take those you touch toward their known (and sometimes unknown) desires in an environment that is kind, safe, and full of surprises.


Elysium is also a journey of sensation, but based in relaxation. A gentle, supremely slow passage to the edge and back ~ over and over and over. It is a blend of light Swedish effleurage strokes, soft sensual music, and conscious touch with the intent to relax and simultaneously engage your partner’s nerve endings and pleasure response.

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Based on the book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1937965198/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1937965198&linkCode=as2&tag=sexkitten-20


Training also available.

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Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ

Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ | Sex Work | Scoop.it
• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk • 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone • Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy' • Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images
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Cam girls and guys caught up in surveillance.

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Project ROSE Is Arresting Sex Workers in Arizona to Save Their Souls

Project ROSE Is Arresting Sex Workers in Arizona to Save Their Souls | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A moralistic program in Phoenix arrests sex workers in massive raids and brings them to a church, where they are held extrajudicially and offered alternative sentences without lawyers, judges, or due
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Sex Work Approved Payment Options

Sex Work Approved Payment Options | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Paypal [x] “You may not use the PayPal service for activities that… relate to transactions involving…. certain sexually oriented materials or services.” See this blog posting for ways that PayPal will...
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A review of payment options for sex workers.

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Commandments of FinDom*

Commandments of FinDom* | Sex Work | Scoop.it

I am helping My friend get into FinDom, and I realized that there were not comprehensive tutorials on how to avoid very common FinDom problems, all in one place. Without further ado:

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Sex worker wins harassment case

Sex worker wins harassment case | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A prostitute has won a landmark sexual harassment case against a Wellington brothel owner.
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"Sex workers are as much entitled to protection from sexual harassment as those working in other occupations. The fact that a person is a sex worker is not a licence for sexual harassment - especially by the manager or employer at the brothel."

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The Erotic Labor Market Survey

The Erotic Labor Market Survey | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The DePaul SSRC is kicking off the Erotic Labor Market Survey, a pilot study of the erotic labor market.  The web-based survey will explore the perceptions and attitudes towards sex trafficking among individuals who have participated in the erotic labor market.

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Sex workers, those who pay for sex worker services, and advocates are invited to participate.

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'True Detective' Treats Women Badly, but it Treats Sex Workers Worse

'True Detective' Treats Women Badly, but it Treats Sex Workers Worse | Sex Work | Scoop.it

This portrayal is dicey enough as is, but True Detective also implicates viewers in the objectification of exotic dancers. Even if the “stripper” scenes look abusive, we are simultaneously offered money shots of thongs, nipples, and gyrating hips as some sort of titillating way to allow us to join in the leering. This contradicts any attempts to condemn the “villains” that pay these dancing women, because the audience is offered its own array of sensual shots. And don’t forget, some of the naked bodies on the show are dead, and we all get to gaze at them, too.

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