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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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The newstory takes an interesting turn...

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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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Sex Work and the City: Police Confiscate and Destroy Condoms in an Attempt to Rid Prostitution in NYC

Sex Work and the City: Police Confiscate and Destroy Condoms in an Attempt to Rid Prostitution in NYC | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The New York City sex industry isn't glamorous. It's dark, seedy, lurid, and the sex work that the women and, to a lesser degree, men engage in carries the risk of danger, disease, sexual violence, and abduction. There aren't many tools that the sexually exploited demographic can use, but one tool that is at their disposal is condoms. With 50 percent of streetwalkers being African American and 25 percent being Latino, and the average age of a prostitute in the United States being between the ages of 12-14 years old, it's ethnic teenagers who continue to suffer HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases at a high rate -- particularly when police confiscate their condoms, a form harassment that's orchestrated in order to prevent sex workers from turning tricks.

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While data on sex work is difficult to come by, this is an interesting look at health, race & discrimination in erms of the laws.

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Knowing the difference between sex-trafficking & sex-work – A survivor speaks

Knowing the difference between sex-trafficking & sex-work – A survivor speaks | Sex Work | Scoop.it

(WNN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: When Ruth Jacobs had a chance to sit and interview Ms. Jes Richardson, a former sex worker, sex-trafficking survivor and sex worker rights activist, what Jacobs came away with was a unique unforgettable inside look at an industry where the definition of ‘exploitation’ needs to be carefully considered and defined, especially by those abolitionists working to stop human trafficking worldwide.

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People should know the facts before they open their mouths to speak,

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SEO For The Escort Industry in 2014 - The Notebook

SEO For The Escort Industry in 2014 - The Notebook | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Guest post about white hat search engine optimisation in the escort industry from UK guest author and search engine marketer.
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We need smarter prostitution laws | Al Jazeera America

We need smarter prostitution laws | Al Jazeera America | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Making sex work legal and safe requires better enforcement and a deeper understanding of the industry's inequity
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How Sex Work Breeds Insecurity In My Relationships

How Sex Work Breeds Insecurity In My Relationships | Sex Work | Scoop.it
While I am currently in a happy relationship with a wonderful man, being a sex worker has nevertheless caused difficulties in our relationship.
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Sex work laws unconstitutional: Supreme Court

Sex work laws unconstitutional: Supreme Court | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Government officials and sex workers are formulating responses to a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision that found three legal provisions surrounding sex work to be unconstitutional.
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Argument: Should prostitution be legalized? -- New Internationalist

Argument: Should prostitution be legalized? -- New Internationalist | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Human rights lawyer Dianne Post and writer and filmmaker Bishakha Datta go head-to-head.
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A great discussion.

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Warning: A Low Battery Can Be A Threat To Your PSO Business

Warning: A Low Battery Can Be A Threat To Your PSO Business | Sex Work | Scoop.it

An associate of mine recently reviewed a couple of cell phone battery chargers (here and here) and I was reminded, yet again, of how my favorite Bluetooth headset battery has a much shorter life than my smartphone. The difference in battery life could mean the headset would “die”, resulting in dropped calls — if I wasn’t prepared ahead of time for very long calls. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” is a huge motto of mine, so I believe in back-up plans for the back-up plan.

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College Professor Told To Stop Teaching About Prostitution, Or Else

College Professor Told To Stop Teaching About Prostitution, Or Else | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Dr. Patricia Adler, who teaches a popular course on the topic of deviance at the University of Colorado, Boulder, was recently warned by university administrators that she must stop giving her regular lecture on prostitution, or run the risk of being fired and losing her retirement benefits. Adler, who has reportedly given this lecture forty times over the last two decades, was stunned by this development, as were many college faculty members around the world, myself included.

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Social-work projects fail sex workers despite helping-hands image | The Naked Anthropologist

Social-work projects fail sex workers despite helping-hands image | The Naked Anthropologist | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Social work icons show hands symbolising working together, mutuality, non-hierarchy, equality. But helping projects for women who sell sex fail constantly.
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Illustrated with many case examples from recent news.

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Feminist Porn Hits The Mainstream Industry - And Makes People Uncomfortable

Feminist Porn Hits The Mainstream Industry - And Makes People Uncomfortable | Sex Work | Scoop.it
At AVN, a mainstream director said feminist porn made her uncomfortable. The industry is taking notice of feminism and they don't like being criticized...

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XBIZ 360 to Examine ‘The Disruption of Porn’

XBIZ 360 to Examine ‘The Disruption of Porn’ | Sex Work | Scoop.it
XBIZ will examine the factors affecting modern-day porn and what they mean to consumers and industry professionals alike in a special seminar at the XBIZ 360 Adult Film Conference next week.
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Jiz Lee, a genderqueer pron star & writer, will moderate the session:

 

“In the absence of comprehensive sex education, people use porn to learn about sex—what sex looks like, who gets to have it, and what it means to be sexy,” Lee said. “On its own, that's fine. But a limited example of what porn is has the danger in dictating what's 'normal,’ raising issues in our understanding of sexual health, and also our sexual psyche. Diversity in porn lets us find ourselves in the erotic landscape, proving we are all capable and deserving of love."

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Jiz Lee, a genderqueer pron star & writer, will moderate the session:

 

“In the absence of comprehensive sex education, people use porn to learn about sex—what sex looks like, who gets to have it, and what it means to be sexy,” Lee said. “On its own, that's fine. But a limited example of what porn is has the danger in dictating what's 'normal,’ raising issues in our understanding of sexual health, and also our sexual psyche. Diversity in porn lets us find ourselves in the erotic landscape, proving we are all capable and deserving of love."

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Why Do (Some) Feminists Struggle With The Notion Of Sex Work?

Why Do (Some) Feminists Struggle With The Notion Of Sex Work? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Certainly not all feminists embrace sex work, but the issue is very much one of feminism. Recently, I found this conversation at Tumblr which illustrates a classic feminist conversation about sex work.

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Since both parties confessed to appreciating education, I schooled them.

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