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Prostitute kidnapped, forced to service multiple 'Johns' before leaping through 6th floor Harlem window to escape: DA

Prostitute kidnapped, forced to service multiple 'Johns' before leaping through 6th floor Harlem window to escape: DA | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A trio of Manhattan men held a female prostitute enslaved for two days in apartments on the Upper West Side and Harlem, forcing her to have sex with multiple additional "customers" until -- desperate
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Safety first, ladies & gents -- always have someone who knows where you went, when you'll be back, and who to contact when you do not return on time.

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Issue 2 - March 2nd 2013: The toy boy

Issue 2 - March 2nd 2013: The toy boy | Sex Work | Scoop.it

CEO of Jimmyjane, Imboden revolutionizes the sex toy industry with sophisticated design: digital vibrators, sex toys, form 2, form 6, little gold bought by Kate Moss.

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Life After Sex Work

Life After Sex Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Fired from her schoolteaching job after revealing she had once been a Craigslist call girl, Melissa Petro describes the world that awaits people who leave the trade.

 

...Whether sex workers love, hate, or feel ambivalent toward their job, most don’t intend to work in the industry forever. But the complicated reasons people enter the trade—including but not limited to economic factors—are the same complicated factors that make it difficult to leave.

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Peek-A-Boob: Video Vamp (Lynn Muscarella) Phone Sex Cable TV Show (Playboy, June 1992)

Peek-A-Boob: Video Vamp (Lynn Muscarella) Phone Sex Cable TV Show (Playboy, June 1992) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Nestled in the clutter of Manhattan's late-night television fare is the ultimate in safe sex for the cable-ready: Voyeurvision, the nation's only live call-in tele-fantasy show. Four nights a week, Lynn Muscarella, the show's campy, vampy hostess, slithers over the sheets while encouraging her phone fans to flesh out their sexiest fantasies. Most, not surprisingly, involve her - which delights the Brooklyn-bred Muscarella. She jokes, teases, pouts, writhes - even blushes. "I'm your video game," she coos to a caller. "Tell me what you want."

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Whiskey Row sex club paintings survive demolition work, artist returns

Whiskey Row sex club paintings survive demolition work, artist returns | Sex Work | Scoop.it

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- Six months after the remnants of a sado-masochistic swingers club were discovered in the sub-basement of a building on Louisville's historic Whiskey Row, the club's paintings have survived the interior demolition of one of the buildings.

 

"I was surprised they were still here," said Judson Baker, the artist who led a team of about five people painting the sub-basement's brick wall in the late 1990's. 

 

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Issue 2 - March 2nd 2013 Miss Delaware Teen USA Gives Up Her Crown in Porn Scandal. But Are Porn and Pageants So Different?

Issue 2 - March 2nd 2013 Miss Delaware Teen USA Gives Up Her Crown in Porn Scandal. But Are Porn and Pageants So Different? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
When Melissa King entered the Delaware foster care system at age 12, she weathered anxiety, depression, and frequent court-mandated hearings as she made the transition to a new school, a new family, and a new social life.
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Former sex workers leave the corner and strut their stuff on the catwalk | Toronto Star

Former sex workers leave the corner and strut their stuff on the catwalk  | Toronto Star | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Out of the Shadows fashion show on March 8 is a brave initiative that will raise funds for programs to help sex workers to keep safe and perhaps even carve out new lives.
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Bondage, Domination and Kink Sex Communities Step Into View

Bondage, Domination and Kink Sex Communities Step Into View | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Paddles is not another trendy table tennis emporium, but a “safe space” to live out erotic fantasies, specifically BDSM (bondage/discipline, domination/submission, sadism/masochism), OTK (over the knee; in other words, spanking), and an alphabet soup’s worth of other sexual practices that, until recently, have gone largely unnoticed and undiscussed by the mainstream world.

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As more articles like this hit the mainstream, expect more customers for kink.

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Burlesque Legend Satan’s Angel On Film

Burlesque Legend Satan’s Angel On Film | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Burlesque performer and LGBT activist's biopic,  Satan’s Angel: Queen of the Fire Tassels, will be released on DVD on March 5, 2013.

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Campaign aims to educate Downtown Eastside sex workers about their rights

Campaign aims to educate Downtown Eastside sex workers about their rights | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A new campaign has been launched in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to help educate sex workers about what their rights are when dealing with police.
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The initiative will see small cards bearing information about the Vancouver Police Department’s new policy on sex-work enforcement distributed to women in the neighbourhood, Pivot Legal Society and Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence announced today (February 27).

 

The cards explain that the police guidelines make the safety of sex workers a priority and that officers should not harass women doing sex work. The cards also encourage sex workers who want to complain about police conduct to contact a trusted Downtown Eastside group like Pivot.

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The Burned and Bloodied Sex Workers of South Mumbai

The Burned and Bloodied Sex Workers of South Mumbai | Sex Work | Scoop.it

An estimated 100,000 sex workers currently earn a living working in the brothels of South Mumbai’s red-light districts. Most of them are not there voluntarily, but rather, have been sold into sex work, sometimes by a relative or trusted family friend. Some are born into it. Life within the red-light districts isn't easy. In fact, it's pretty much like living in a giant toilet bowl full of syringes and awful people. These women live on the fringes of a society defined by the unrelenting harshness of its edges. They are frowned upon and ignored.

I began my photo essay on a group of sex workers based in the red-light districts of Kamathipura, Falkland Road, and Worli. The prostitutes work with Social Activities Integration (SAI), a small NGO modeled on the Didi ("Sister") Project. These women take what they learn about HIV, STDs, and women's rights back to their communities and teach others about the importance of condoms and HIV testing, giving them a sense of purpose and self-respect—in addition to helping them reduce the risk of sexual disease.

After getting to know some of the women, I felt the need to make my project more personal, in order to tell their stories. Obviously, each of them was a sister, a mother, or a daughter, not just a sex worker. I looked to create images of intimacy, femininity, and tenderness that would contrast with the often brutal reality of their lives. I wanted the viewer to gain insight into the lives of these women. This set of photographs is a selection focusing on violence against these women, taken from my project ,The Sisters of Kamathipura.

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Take the time to read the amazing article and view the photographs.

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Waging War On Sex Workers: The journalist and former sex worker on what feminists get wrong about prostitution

Waging War On Sex Workers: The journalist and former sex worker on what feminists get wrong about prostitution | Sex Work | Scoop.it

No, I’m not going to have a debate with you about how you feel about sex work. It has no impact on what happens tonight with the police in the streets. Our feelings alone don’t change what happens with the police, what happens in jail, what happens when someone tries to go to the welfare office, the unemployment office, or any kind of state agency where a criminal record comes up for prostitution. How we feel about the commodification of sexuality and violence doesn’t actually translate to those people’s lives. A lot of the debate is really academic and a waste of time..

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Caught in the act: Unlucky prostitutes caught plying their trade on Google Street View

Caught in the act: Unlucky prostitutes caught plying their trade on Google Street View | Sex Work | Scoop.it

These unlucky prostitutes were caught in the act while touting for business - after being snapped by Google Street View cameras.

 

The women in skimpy outfits are seen plying their wares on roadsides in dozens of countries - including the UK.

 

But they were unaware they were being photographed by the search engine's cameras and then uploaded to the web.

 

More than 5,000 shots of sex workers have been posted by eagle-eyed browsers on doxypsotting.com.

 

They include a prostitute in one-piece lingerie waiting for customers by some woods in Nice, France, and a blonde girl in denim hot pants being picked up by a punter in Taguantiga, Brazil.

 

Meanwhile, one raven-haired mistress in Brussels flashes her legs to passers-by from her apartment window.

 

A prostitute in Rome even waves to one of the giant cameras, which are fixed to Google's distinctive mapping vans.

 

A sex worker in a daring red dress and silver stilettos leaves little to the imagination as she is pictured on the streets of Sau Paulo, Brazil.

 

And a voluptuous call-girl waits for customers as she sits next to a car park in Madrid.

 

Just a handful of prostitutes are pictured in Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield - with one in the Midlands applying make-up next to the road.

 

A staggering 2,000 pictures have been uploaded of sex workers and venues in Italy, followed by 639 in Brazil, and 222 in Belgium. Other countries include the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Mexico and Thailand.

 

The images are found by web users who trawl known red-light districts and search the same places on Street View.

 

The website's anonymous administrator wrote: 'To kill time I began exploring exotic places on Street View to take a "mini vacation".

 

'That got a little boring after a couple of days, so I was looking to spot something new - the seediest thing you could find on Google Street View.

 

'At first I did not record the sightings. But it became apparent that Google Street View was full of prostitutes - more than I ever expected! I quickly created a website to record and share my findings.

 

'I have a preference for Spain. Most of the prostitutes I've spotted in Spain look hot. And Madrid is such a raunchy city.'

 

He quickly identified a few of his favourites: 'One of my most precious spottings is an amazingly hot looking busty hooker in Madrid's Zona Industrial de Villaverde.

 

'I also like the Italian broad that advertised her services with her boobs out while sitting next to her van - and the construction workers nearby certainly did not mind the view.' 

 

Last week a Russian woman ended her engagement after discovering her fiance was having an affair through Russia's version of Google's map service.

Marina Voinova, 24, was searching for the address of her house on Yandex Maps, which doesn't blur faces.

 

But an image of her home in Perm, Western Russia, loaded, and she was horrified to see her partner Sasha with his arms around a mystery brunette.




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Calling for Students who work in the Sex Industry.

Calling for Students who work in the Sex Industry. | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Harlots received this request a few days ago. Looking for students who work in the sex industry to tell of their experiences. The email I received with contact details is as follows: Hi everyone, W...
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What’s The Deal With Phone Sex? Part One | Sex~Kitten.net

What’s The Deal With Phone Sex? Part One | Sex~Kitten.net | Sex Work | Scoop.it

However, in a digital age of ever-increasing masturabatory and virtual sex options, some say phone sex is as antiquated and quaint as a candlestick telephone and that PSOs are in a dying profession.

 

*snort*

 

I don’t know where they get-off saying that.

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Separating consent from exploitation - Hindustan Times

Separating consent from exploitation - Hindustan Times | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex workers and trafficked persons can only be helped if the government starts by making a distinction between the two. JVR Prasada Rao writes.
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Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning

Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning | Sex Work | Scoop.it

What may have begun as the vengeful opportunistic act of a lover scorned (deflowered and left to prostitution) is quickly shown to be more complicated, exposing more than unfinished business but unrequited feelings between the two.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 25, 2013 6:09 PM

Lest you forget, Shirley Jones won an Oscar for her role of prostitute Lulu Bains in this film.

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Brothels safer place to work, former prostitute tells students

Brothels safer place to work, former prostitute tells students | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Students, or ''sugar babies'', who do sex work should be working in brothels rather than relying on online prostitution organisations, a former Canberra sex worker says.

 

The Sunday Canberra Times reported hundreds of ACT university students are receiving gifts and having their tuition fees and rent paid by so-called ''sugar daddies'' whom they have found online.

 

About 200 students at the Australian National University, the University of Canberra, the Canberra Institute of Technology and the Australian Catholic University are members of a website that matches millionaires with young women, it was reported.

 

A former prostitute and the star of the erotic film franchise The Horny Housewife, Nikki Stern, says that Gen Y students who are engaging in what she calls ''sugar-coated prostitution'' would be better protected if they worked in brothels.

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OC Weekly's Annual Sex Issue

OC Weekly's Annual Sex Issue | Sex Work | Scoop.it

To dismiss OC's porn culture as our seamy underside, as a somehow-illegitimate trade, is to ignore sharp businesswomen (and a couple of men) who learned how to turn their curves (and cocks) into lucrative franchises, with business strategies straight out of the halls of Chapman University or UC Irvine (which, incidentally enough, have former students on this list—betcha they're not getting shout-outs in the alumni newsletter). Behold, then, our list of the 20 greatest entreporneurs (yes, Rick Reiff, that's a word!) in Orange County history.

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Don't miss the 20 Greatest Adult Film Stars in OC History either ;)

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Activists press for decriminalization of sex work

Activists press for decriminalization of sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A 2012 report released jointly by the UN Development Program (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and UNAIDS pressed for the decriminalization of sex work in many countries so that HIV prevention and treatment programs reach sex workers more effectively.

 

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Call to include sex work in the National Disability Insurance Scheme bill

Call to include sex work in the National Disability Insurance Scheme bill | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A Canberra man with cerebral palsy wants the services of sex workers to be considered a legitimate need for people with disabilities in the NDIS bill.

 

...He calls for the bill to address the emotional needs of disabled people, which includes their sex life.

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It's really just common sense when you consider the facts.

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Sex Sells | Keep Your Brand Honest

Sex Sells | Keep Your Brand Honest | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Sex appeal is used in advertising all over the world to attract target audiences. Advertisers use sexually oriented appeals as a communication to draw attention to their messages. Sexuality in advertising is becoming more explicit as researchers have claimed that sexual stimulus causes the consumers perception to be more focused on the ad, rather than the brand.


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It may be odd to consider this in terms of promoting your adult services, but there are things to consider here... Such as understanding shock value and knowing your audience.

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Phone Sex Secrets: Major Security Issue At NiteFlirt

Phone Sex Secrets: Major Security Issue At NiteFlirt | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Phone sex platform NiteFlirt (NF) continues to be plagued by problems ever since the switch in 2009, but this latest problem is horrific.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:13 AM

A warning for PSOs and callers!

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Gag Order: Sex Workers Allege Mistreatment at Kink.com

Gag Order: Sex Workers Allege Mistreatment at Kink.com | Sex Work | Scoop.it

When news broke last week that Peter Acworth, the founder and CEO of local porn companyKink.com, had been arrested for cocaine possession, many were surprised by the misstep from a man who's built his empire on a strict code of ethical behavior and transparency. He's been lauded in the Wall Street Journal and theNew York Times for revolutionizing the porn industry and improving the neighborhood around the Armory, his headquarters at Mission and 14th streets. Kink is also the subject of the eponymous James Franco-produced documentary that premiered at Sundance. So the details of Acworth's arrest — police discovered the drugs while investigating a complaint about a makeshift shooting range inside the Armory — seemed in stark contrast to his usually upstanding image.

 

This image has been essential to Kink's success. While the idea of any porn company in the neighborhood might raise a few eyebrows, Kink's BDSM content sparked protests when the company moved into the Armory in 2007. (If the recent Fifty Shades of Grey craze hasn't turned you on to the acronym yet, it stands for bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism.) Whatever the fetish,Kink.com caters to it; the company hosts nearly 30 subscription sites, offering everything from foot worship to gangbangs to electric play to bondage.

 

Acworth responded to the opposition the way he often handles criticism — by pointing to his ethics and opening the Armory doors. Part pornographer, part activist, Acworth has devoted himself to demystifying BDSM for those outside the lifestyle and protecting those within it. Kink outlines its tough ethical standards in its lists of models' rights and shooting rules, both of which are posted on the site. These tenets protect models and go a long way in combating the critics who are quick to conflate BDSM with abuse.

However, even as Kink flourishes — it's nearly doubled the number of sites it operates since moving into the Armory — doubts about its ethical standards linger. The company attracted unwanted attention last summer when it abruptly switched its cam girls' pay rate and sparked a debate about its commitment to models' rights.

 

Now, two former models allege they were denied workers' compensation when injured on Kink sets, one of whom further states she was coerced into a performance that left her with long-lasting injuries and was offered money in exchange for keeping quiet about those injuries. Other workers claim to have been terminated or chose to resign when they questioned Kink's business practices, including the use of an erectile dysfunction drug called Trimix.

These allegations threaten the company's conscientious reputation, and conflict with the stories offered by current directors and models who say their experiences inside the Armory have always been ethical and enjoyable...


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