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PSO Help: Dealing With Negative Feedback, Ratings &/or Reviews

PSO Help: Dealing With Negative Feedback, Ratings &/or Reviews | Sex Work | Scoop.it

After a few months of running the phone sex review site, some things have become quite clear: some phone sex operators don’t know how to properly handle less than glowing reviews.


Just as you can make the most of your positive reviews, you can make a real mess out of less than favorable reviews. In fact, you can make things even worse.

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Excellent advice for anyone in any business, but tailored for savvy sex workers.

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A Cutt Above: A Stripper Memoir

A Cutt Above: A Stripper Memoir | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Finally! A stripper memoir about more than naked women.
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Kickstarter page for getting the book in print.

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Kickstarter book project

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Phone-sex cop now "Cutie Off Duty"

Phone-sex cop now "Cutie Off Duty" | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Police brass didn't like Officer Terra Barrow's old side job as a phone-sex operator, but she says they OK'ed her new risque gig.

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Confusion!

We take it as a joke, but what about hypocrisy? what about politicians?

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The First Time Someone Paid Me For Sex

The First Time Someone Paid Me For Sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Despite all my fears and mistakes, my first time as an actual prostitute went very smoothly. While I wasn’t exactly expecting it to be horrific, I also wasn’t expecting the almost charmingly awkward experience that it turned out to be.
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Love the last line: I couldn’t help but wonder why everyone wasn’t a whore.

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Charity raises concerns over 'punitive police raids' on sex workers

Charity raises concerns over 'punitive police raids' on sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Charity Scot-Pep said unannounced 'welfare visits' on sex workers who work from home are being brought in.
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The Problem With NiteFlirt Social Shouts

The Problem With NiteFlirt Social Shouts | Sex Work | Scoop.it
NiteFlirt has just launched Social Shouts, a way to "broadcast important NiteFlirt-related updates to your social media followers and customers." Simply link your social media profiles with your Ni...
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Dan Savage, Shorties

Dan Savage, Shorties | Sex Work | Scoop.it

I saw an online ad for an escort who was quite possibly the hottest woman I've ever seen. But instead of asking for a session, I offered to take her out to dinner instead. After all, escorts can have boyfriends, too. She agreed to the date, and we had a lot of fun. During the meal, she asked me what I did for a living, and I told her. I then asked if she liked what she did for a living, and she responded that she just worked in a department store. Most escorts are pretty subtle in their ads — they don't come out and say, "I'll have sex with you for money" — so she may think I'm innocent enough not to have realized that she's an escort. Or she knows I know but didn't want to mention it. Either way, we've been on a few dates since, and at some point, I'd like to tell her that I know and I'm okay with it. Should I?

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Sex worker rights activist Ye Haiyan says she is barred from leaving China

Sex worker rights activist Ye Haiyan says she is barred from leaving China | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The prominent social worker and rights activist was expected to attend the World Aids Summit in Melbourne on Wednesday
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Sex work is work: exploding the “sex trafficking” myth

Sex work is work: exploding the “sex trafficking” myth | Sex Work | Scoop.it
With the freedom to work, organise and fight, sex workers will end coercion in the trade.
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Dr. Kennedy Summers!

Dr. Kennedy Summers! | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Kennedy Summers is just doing adult photos to pay her way to college...well, more than that: she's on her way to being a Doctor, and being Playmate of the Year 2014 might pay for a book or two. The link I put below is two non-porn-stars commenting on what they think about an adult model being a doctor and whether people will take her seriously. First: this isn't like becoming a Fox News commentator; becoming a doctor requires a fuckton of studying and passing tests...

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New director for PEERS, support group for sex workers

New director for PEERS, support group for sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
After a rough financial year, the PEERS resource society for local sex workers has reopened its Esquimalt drop-in centre five days a week and welcomed a new executive director. “A lot of familiar. . .
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The 10 Industries With The Most Depressed Workers

The 10 Industries With The Most Depressed Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
About 10% of American adults are depressed, but that varies quite a lot from job to job.
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This isn't including sex work (unless it's covered under "personal services"), but I thought it should be considered in light of all the comments about sex workers who would like to change careers etc.

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#YesAllWomen, Except #Sex Workers? - Is #feminism excluding sex workers?

#YesAllWomen, Except #Sex Workers? - Is #feminism excluding sex workers? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

#YesAllWomen, Except #Sex Workers - Is #feminism excluding sex workers?


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What I Want to Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars by Conner Habib

What I Want to Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars by Conner Habib | Sex Work | Scoop.it

What I Want to Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars - Why Do You Hate Porn Stars? What Is It About Us that You Don't Like? 


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It can't be factual. The reason you hate us, I mean. It's fine, not all emotions have to be based on facts. We're human beings, after all. I just wanted to make sure you knew it couldn't be factual.


You might think the thing that upsets you about us is that we're ruining society. And there are studies. You like to start sentences with the phrase, Studies show that...


But listen. The facts? You're going to have a hard time with them.

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Regulations Force Move: Kink.com has leased office space in Las Vegas

Regulations Force Move: Kink.com has leased office space in Las Vegas | Sex Work | Scoop.it
San Francisco based Kink.com announced today that it had leased production and office space in Las Vegas, and has already wrapped production on two movies.
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Prostitution-Free Zones Under Fire

Prostitution-Free Zones Under Fire | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Members of the LGBT community and allies rally outside the Wilson Building in April as part of a demonstration to build support for a bill that would repeal prostitution-free zones. (Photo...
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The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) seeks entries for 2014 Festival

The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) seeks entries for 2014 Festival | Sex Work | Scoop.it
CALL FOR ENTRIES San Francisco Transgender Film Festival SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 November 7-9, 2014 San Francisco, USA www.SFTFF.org The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) seeks entries for our 2014 Festival (November 7-9, 2014). SFTFF accepts narrative, documentary, experimental, animated films and music videos. All work should be created by transgender/genderqueer people. We …
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Closure of prostitution website costly for sex workers

Closure of prostitution website costly for sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The FBI's seizure of MyRedBook, one of the Bay Area's most popular prostitution websites, and the heroin-overdose death of a Google executive in Santa Cruz, who was allegedly injected by a prostitute he hired on a "sugar daddy" website, has underscored the digital transformation of the world's oldest profession. While police have focused on shutting down the online flesh trade - or have used websites as entry points for undercover stings - some sex workers say they have found an avenue to do their job that is safer and more independent than the streets. Last month's seizure of MyRedBook, and the arrests of two Northern California residents who allegedly made millions running it, particularly upset some sex workers because it was one of the few places on the Web where they could advertise for free. Efforts lauded by policeBut to police and those who fight human trafficking, the closure of such businesses sends a tough message and should be celebrated. "The behavior remains illegal," said Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Casey Bates, who heads the office's human exploitation and trafficking unit. Safeguards on websiteOne member, 28-year-old Patricia West, said the takedown of MyRedBook stripped sex workers of a valuable asset: forums on the website that vetted clients, blacklisted predators and offered advice and support for those who needed it. 'Choose to do this'Bates, the Alameda County prosecutor, said independent sex workers like Parton and West are not the focus of law enforcement efforts to cut human trafficking.
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Hello~~!! I am a Female Erotica Illustrator, AMA! [ NSFW ] : IAmA

Hello everyone!! **I am 28, female, and run my own business drawing people's desires for money! I make my entire livelihood off of erotica work!** A... (Hello~~!! I am a Female Erotica Illustrator, AMA!

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For Brazil’s sex workers, a World Cup brothel boom turns to bust

For Brazil’s sex workers, a World Cup brothel boom turns to bust | Sex Work | Scoop.it

In a country with conflicted attitudes about its sexy reputation, workers speculate that men spent too much money on tickets or the high cost of living...


“They think that because of Carnaval, bikinis and the tiny clothes we wear.” That’s what women are supposed to be like here, added Ms. Vasconcelos. “But then men say, ‘there are no good women any more, there are no women you can marry,’ ” because the sexy image women feel compelled to present is also considered tainted.


The sociologist Marlene Teixeira Rodrigues, an expert on gender and prostitution at the University of Brasilia, calls it the “daily hell” of Brazilian women. “You’re thought of as accessible – women in all social classes, races, and generations, in every way,” she said.

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29th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film & Video Festival Announced

29th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film & Video Festival Announced | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival - one of the region's longest-running film events and a cornerstone gathering for the LGBT + communities - returns this October 16-26.
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Whose RedBook? Why Everyone Should be Concerned By the Seizure of MyRedBook.Com

Whose RedBook? Why Everyone Should be Concerned By the Seizure of MyRedBook.Com | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Last week, an online community for sex workers disappeared from the Internet. Visit SFRedbook.com, MyPinkBook.com, or MyRedBook.com right now, and you’ll only find the seals of the law enforcement agencies—the FBI, the DOJ, and the IRS—that seized the sites as part of a prostitution and money laundering investigation.
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Will johns become the new “fags”?

Will johns become the new “fags”? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
While Toronto celebrates Pride beauty, the feds get busy unleashing a new moral panic
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Myths about the Phone Sex Industry

Myths about the Phone Sex Industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Phone sex has such a stigma attached to it that it has created its own mythology. The media has never truly given a revealing look into the phone sex
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What (Many) Sex Workers Don't Want To Talk About

What (Many) Sex Workers Don't Want To Talk About | Sex Work | Scoop.it

There are things, personal things, many sex workers don’t want to talk about; including me. And that’s a pity. Because it holds the sex worker movement back.


Most cultural shifts regarding unequal persons, such as the civil rights movement and the current positive momentum changing attitudes regarding LGBTQ issues, are arrived by showing the oppressed for what they are: human beings. The sex worker movement has been trying to make a push sex worker rights in terms of human rights and labor rights, by showing the personal plights of sex workers as it pertains to the criminal status of sex work, i.e. the legal system. But there are other issues. Issues which prove the humanity of sex workers by aligning them with “regular folk”, especially women.


Fundamentally, there are two primary reasons why sex workers cannot expose the other human indignities of the people involved: One, sex workers are primarily women and women are not yet equal (which also impacts why sexual commerce is the domain of men); two, sex work involves sex, something our culture is really screwed up about. When you combine them, you get one thing that’s definitely not allowed: the sexual autonomy of women.

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