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"What do you do at a porno magazine?"

"What do you do at a porno magazine?" | Sex Work | Scoop.it

From the April 1986 issue of FOR ADULTS ONLY, an editorial by Neil Wexler, aka Irv O. Neil.

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Grace Bellavue: "Social media has given sex workers a real opportunity to be heard”

Grace Bellavue: "Social media has given sex workers a real opportunity to be heard” | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Laura Parker interviews Grace Bellavue, the closest thing Australia has to a celebrity sex worker.

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Paying Hundreds of Dollars for Used Panties? Secrets of the Underwear Fetishist

Paying Hundreds of Dollars for Used Panties? Secrets of the Underwear Fetishist | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Is it the scent, the material, the taboo, or the trophy aspect that used panties buyers find so enticing?

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Just Business? The Unknown World of Male Prostitution in the Netherlands

Just Business? The Unknown World of Male Prostitution in the Netherlands | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The vibrant Red Light District in Amsterdam is one of the most important, but also one of the most controversial tourist attractions in the Netherlands. On all but two small streets, women sell their bodies for sex. In the Barndesteeg and the Bloedstraat, one can find transgender or transsexual prostitutes. Men are nowhere to be found behind windows. Instead, they operate in parks, gay bars, gay clubs, chat rooms and illegal brothels.

 

Male prostitution is hardly discussed in the Netherlands, but it is out there – in every province, region and city. It is therefore important to raise awareness about the existence of these boys and men. During our quest to paint a picture of male prostitution in the country, we were often surprised by the helpfulness of the community even while being shocked about some of the details of the business.

 

Male prostitution is characterized by three major taboos. First, receiving money for sex is not generally accepted (from either male or female clients). Second, homosexuality is still stigmatized. And third, men are not “supposed” to be the victims of prostitution or sexual abuse, which often leads to their not seeking professional help when they need it (Repetur, 2011).

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Sex doesn’t sell... An old industry is in deep recession

Sex doesn’t sell... An old industry is in deep recession | Sex Work | Scoop.it

TIMES are tough for Debbie, a prostitute in western England who runs a private flat with other “mature ladies”. She does two or three jobs a day. A year ago she was doing eight or nine. She has cut her prices: “If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t still be open.” She says that she can now make more money doing up furniture and attending car-boot sales than she can turning tricks.

 

George McCoy, who runs a website reviewing over 5,000 massage parlours and individuals, says that many are struggling. Sex workers tell him they have been forced to hold down prices. Like other businesses, massage parlours and private flats are suffering from rising rents and energy costs. Even Mr McCoy’s website is under the cosh: visitor numbers are down by a third.


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In Germany, Sex Workers Get Special Training To Serve The Disabled

In Germany, Sex Workers Get Special Training To Serve The Disabled | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Crossing two taboo topics: prostitution and the sexuality of the physically and mentally handicapped.


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Cannes Can't Decide How to Feel About Marion Cotillard's Prostitution Drama

Cannes Can't Decide How to Feel About Marion Cotillard's Prostitution Drama | Sex Work | Scoop.it

François Ozon, whose terrific Jeune et jolie (Young and Pretty) chronicles a year in the life of a teenage girl who becomes a prostitute, drew fire for his comment in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that "it's a fantasy of many women to prostitute themselves." Yikes.

 

...U.S. filmmaker James Gray's period piece The Immigrant, starring French actress Marion Cotillard (in her first American lead role), Gray regular Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner.

 

The 44-year-old, New York-based Gray is a bit of an oddity in U.S. cinema: a writer-director of dark, unironic melodramas and crime films that combine a polished formal classicism with noir-ish flourishes and plots straight out of Shakespeare or Greek tragedy.

 

...The Immigrant is in many ways Gray's most ambitious film yet. A costume drama set in early 1920s New York, the film's story, in which a Polish immigrant (Cotillard) is lured into prostitution by a Jewish cabaret director (Phoenix) and tentatively romanced by his magician cousin (Renner), goes to the roots of themes that have always fascinated Gray: the grimy underside of the American melting pot, and the ways that family, community, and the dogged pursuit of the American dream can pull individuals toward excruciating choices with often dire consequences.

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Hot-dog hooker busted again for prostitution

Hot-dog hooker busted again for prostitution | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Long Island’s hot-dog hooker is back to selling her buns, cops said today.
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jane jones's curator insight, May 30, 2013 2:47 PM

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Red Hot Jane Busty Kent Escort.

 

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Fuck This Shit

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Couldn't agree more,

 

Red Hot Jane Busty Kent Escort.

 

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Promoting Human Rights versus Promoting Prostitution

Promoting Human Rights versus Promoting Prostitution | Sex Work | Scoop.it

People have always bought and sold sex, sometimes risking shame or punishment. But these days, simply helping a sex worker can have costly legal and financial consequences.

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Yeah, why the hell not?

Why can’t a woman be sexy, be proud of her sexiness, and pay her bills using her sexiness?
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It should go without saying that this is good for any gender; but this is the Internet where trolls lay in wait, so I said it.

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The Thrilling, Messy Lives of New York's Freelance Dominatrices

The Thrilling, Messy Lives of New York's Freelance Dominatrices | Sex Work | Scoop.it
'None of my clients know who I am completely. There's always an air of fantasy and mystery.'
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SXSW: Adult Industry Faces Struggles To Keep Up With Technology

SXSW: Adult Industry Faces Struggles To Keep Up With Technology | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Overall, there was an obvious dividing point between the older members of the panel like Kopita and Daughn and the younger panelists of Blue and Lani. While the older panelists were grasping at anything to claim as technological innovation on porn’s part or lamenting the money lost by piracy, the younger panelists discussed that a change in perception of what porn is and how people experience it needs to happen for the industry to thrive.

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I thought I had posted this already; but apparenlty not.

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Tumblr Panic | The Marketing Whore

Tumblr Panic | The Marketing Whore | Sex Work | Scoop.it

For adult webmasters and bloggers, the real ruckus started when Tumblr prepared itself for a Yahoo buy-out by appearing to purge itself of adult content. The micro-blogging site did this quite effectively when it dealt a dirty blow to Tumblr users by using robots.txt to exclude the search engines from indexing sites labeled as “adult”. This was reported in accurate detail by Bacchus at the long-respected ErosBlog. (it must be noted that Tumblr does not seem to be using the Robots Meta Tag. Do you know about robots.txt files and Robots Meta Tags?)

 

This was reported by Bacchus before anyone even had an idea that Yahoo & Tumblr were in talks. Just days later, Bacchus again discussed issues for adult bloggers at Tumblr, i.e. how difficult it became to even search your own Tumblr blog & how to back-up your Tumblr site. By this time, the rumors had become official news: Yahoo had purchased Tumblr.

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But that's just the beginning... Probably.

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Laura Brown's comment, May 24, 2013 11:02 PM
I noticed the difference on Tumblr early on. Links on other sites were leading to missing sites, or sites that just would not load. Where will the adult bloggers go next? Tumblr was a nice, simple place for them the past few years. I don't think they can move to WordPress.com as was suggested for other Tumblr bloggers who don't want to wait for Yahoo to drop.
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Paris Agency Introduces Come4.org, a Porn Site Devoted to Charity (NSFW)

Paris Agency Introduces Come4.org, a Porn Site Devoted to Charity (NSFW) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

What if being bad could do some good? That's the question asked by Come4.org, which describes itself as "the first user-generated, nonprofit pornography site devoted to funding charitable and ethically driven projects."

 

The site is being unveiled with help from the Paris office of TBWA agency Being, which crafted an explicit 90-second short film, "The Lover," introducing Come4's first charitable initiative—helping to fund the Asta Philpot Foundation, which is committed to raising public awareness about the sexual rights of disabled people. (Philpot, an American living in Britain, advocates the right to an active sexual life for people with disabilities, even if it means paying for sex.)

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Stoya on Peeking Behind the Porn Curtain

Stoya on Peeking Behind the Porn Curtain | Sex Work | Scoop.it

As a culture, we are fascinated by what entertainers and public personalities do when they aren't at work and how they became who they are.

 

...When I asked the hundred thousand or so people who follow me on Twitter what they found interesting about following adult performers on social media sites, a few people mentioned the nude or risqué pictures. A few more said that the porn stars they follow are interesting people or say entertaining things and just happen to work in porn, or that they followed for sex tips because they figure people who have sex for a living are likely to know what they're talking about. The overwhelming majority seemed to be responding with some variation of enjoying seeing adult performers as real people, gaining familiarity with our personalities or hearing about the 'normal' things that we do because these things humanize us. Again, anyone who wants to know what porn stars look like off set or the basics of what we do in our spare time can easily find out.

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Drumroll: An Academic Journal For Porn Fans

Drumroll: An Academic Journal For Porn Fans | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"If there were ever a human phenomenon in need of serious objective investigation, Internet porn use is surely it........However, judging from the board of the upcoming Porn Studies Journal, this particular publication will lack the detachment and expertise to fulfill this critical role."

 

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An unhappy reaction to the Porn Studies Journal I noted here http://sco.lt/7pwTpp

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Makers And Stars Of Porn Being Turned Away By Some Banks

Makers And Stars Of Porn Being Turned Away By Some Banks | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Porn star Chanel Preston says that when she attempted to make a deposit into her new account, she learned it had been closed because of “compliance issues.”

 

She says that the manager who had helped her set up the account explained that the bank was worried about the live cam shows on her website and had decided to close the business account.

 

...Meanwhile, a former softcore porn producer in California is suing JPMorgan Chase after the bank refused to underwrite a loan for “moral reasons.”

 

The plaintiff — who actually sold his company several years ago — says it was the bank that had originally approached him about refinancing the loan, but after the refi got bogged down in months of delays, he eventually learned the truth.

 

In the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the plaintiff states that Chase VP “finally informed plaintiff during a telephone conversation that plaintiff’s loan application was refused due to ‘moral reasons,’ because of JPMorgan’s disapproval of plaintiff’s former source of income and occupation as an owner of a television production company that produced television programs that dealt with the subject of human sexuality.”

 

He says the bank told him that Chase would be taking a “reputational risk” by going through with the loan.

 

“JPMorgan purports to be so ashamed of nudity and human sexuality that it cannot process a refinance of a home loan of plaintiff, secured by plaintiff’s house, because plaintiff’s source of income six years ago included production of television programs that contained nudity and human sexuality,” reads the complaint.

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Brent Corrigan vs. Sean Paul Lockhart

Brent Corrigan vs. Sean Paul Lockhart | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The adult film industry has always been replete with drama and taboo. Brent Corrigan's role in that continuing story is always evolving. Like the Corrigan character, actor Sean Paul Lockhart started in the industry when he was only 17 years old and has never looked back.

 

ChicagoPride.com first interviewed Corrigan in 2008. At that time he was producing and directing his own adult films. Today, Sean Paul Lockhart is involved in completely different work.

The actor, writer, producer and former adult star talks to ChicagoPride.com about his past, his future and his return to Chicago Memorial Day Weekend for the Grabby Awards.

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Tasha Tells All...on the Love Affair Between Comedians and the Adult Industry

Tasha Tells All...on the Love Affair Between Comedians and the Adult Industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Comics are candid; they are raw and do not seem to filter themselves before speaking. They can think much quicker than other people, and come back with witty remarks that actually make sense--and society at large never like people who are TOO truth-telling.

 

Which leads me to something that I've discovered during my still-young career. For some reason, most comics I meet have an "adult actress" friend, and vice versa, and there's an uncanny parallel between the two industries. The obvious answer is that we're both professions that get naked for the public, but there's something deeper than that. Maybe it's wanting to hang out with people who are able to laugh at one's self, or find humor in being laughed at. Maybe it's a feeling of being a bit of a social outcast; maybe it's just the respective confidence that has developed over the years.

 

Or maybe it's that both of our professions always must suffer the browbeating of others.

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Oakland Prostitutes Being Forced To Rob Clients, Police Sting Reveals

Oakland Prostitutes Being Forced To Rob Clients, Police Sting Reveals | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A recent prostitution sting in Oakland has turned up a surprising new trend, some prostitutes are being forced to rob their clients when they don't meet their quota.

 

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According to police, if a prostitute has not made enough money, her pimp will force her to target her clients, taking the crime to a whole other level.

 

“And that level is robbery,” said Oakland Police spokesperson Johnna Watson. “They’ll take their wallet, money out of the ATM, and also their car.”

There is also a new twist. Pimps have been discovered selling whatever is stolen to the next john.

“Looking to capitalize from every angle possible,” Watson said.

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While this sort of prostitution is often less a choice than a circusmstance, this aspect is worthy of noting.

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Google Glass, Porn: Will Wearable Technology Create A Sticky Situation For The Adult Industry?

Google Glass, Porn: Will Wearable Technology Create A Sticky Situation For The Adult Industry? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Porn on Google Glass? Porn MADE with Google Glass? Until now, previews of Google's new eyepiece have revolved around ziplines, roller coasters and skydives, but the upcoming release of Glass (TBA) could find the product in places the sun doesn't shine. Talks of utilizing the cutting-edge gadget in the pornographic industry have circulated, as both porn directors and actors have poked around this idea.

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Prostitute to be sentenced May 31 | SeacoastOnline.com

Admitted prostitute Alexis Wright will be headed to jail following her May 31 sentencing.

 

...Wright pleaded guilty one week to the day after her co-conspirator Mark Strong was sentenced to jail for being her pimp.

 

Strong, 57, of Thomaston, was found guilty in March of 13 counts related to promotion of prostitution. He was sentenced to 20 days in York County Jail, which was reduced by five days for good behavior. He was released April 5.

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Whatdaya bet she gets a much heavier sentence ~ and has to serve it all too

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The New Flickr: What it Means for Flickr Pro Users

The New Flickr: What it Means for Flickr Pro Users | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Flickr made some big changes to its service; what do they mean for Flickr Pro users?

Via Deanna Dahlsad
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Never paid for the service; even less likely to do so now.

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Laura Brown's comment, May 24, 2013 11:04 PM
You don't need to pay for it now. They are not even taking payments for anyone to pay for a new account. But, they will let those who currently have paid accounts to keep paying. Mainly just to not see ads and have stats for the photos posted.
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