Sex Work
22.4K views | +2 today
Follow
Sex Work
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/
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Gracie Passette from History of BDSM
Scoop.it!

Dominatrix Photography - Fetishes, Sexual Affairs & Sadomasochism | Aperture | Reserve Channel

Actor Eddie Steeples interviews distinguished photographer, Marla Rutherford, about the niche dominatrix photography scene. Rutherford explains her devotion ...

Via Peter Tupper
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

My Fetish House Was Raided And I Got Arrested

My Fetish House Was Raided And I Got Arrested | Sex Work | Scoop.it

During my almost five-year career as a sex worker, I have experienced work-related fear exactly twice. The first time was at the very beginning of my adventures in the sex industry, when Grant, the gentleman I got my revenge on last week, outed me to my mother.

 

The second time was two weeks ago when I got arrested.

That’s right, folks, after almost five years of whoring in various legal grey–and even black–areas, it finally happened. Frankly, I’m shocked this was my first arrest. I’ve done significantly more illegal jobs with significantly less protection and screening… and I’ve always been fine.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Five things being an erotic writer has taught me...

Five things being an erotic writer has taught me... | Sex Work | Scoop.it
These are all simple but life changing things that I quietly suspect most normal people know inherently, but for me they were revelations that came to me through the process and exploration of writing.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gracie Passette from Women: Relationships, alcohol, porn, lesbians, masturbation, swinging, fantasy, female sex predators and orgasm
Scoop.it!

How Writers Can Explore Erotica - mediabistro.com

How Writers Can Explore Erotica - mediabistro.com | Sex Work | Scoop.it
How Writers Can Explore Erotica
mediabistro.com
The erotica genre has never been more exciting or more crowded. On today's Morning Media Menu, author Jamie Brenner shared advice for writers looking to explore this new world.

Via JW
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

LinkedIn apparently has a 'prostitution problem'

LinkedIn apparently has a 'prostitution problem' | Sex Work | Scoop.it

I always thought that Facebook was the social network for "fun stuff," while LinkedIn was the social network for "work stuff." I guess I need to change my definition of "work stuff." LinkedIn has just singled out escorts as specifically unwelcome on their platform, and changed their terms of service to banish users promoting sex in exchange for money.

 

To all you sex workers out there (I'm told you prefer the term "sex worker"!), be aware that this is not an overall ban on promotion of adult services on the LinkedIn platform. You can still promote yourself as a porn star or fetish model on LinkedIn, and it would still be legal and compliant with the updated LinkedIn terms of service. But you can no longer promote "escort services or prostitution" on your LinkedIn profile.

 

LinkedIn updated their terms of service to ban escort services on Monday. (You have to scroll two-thirds of the way down the page to get to the juicy part). In Section 10 of the terms, entitled LinkedIn "DOs" and “DON’Ts," the policy has been revised to state that LinkedIn users cannot "upload, post, email, InMail, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any content that...promotes escort services or prostitution" -- "[e]ven if it is legal where you are located."

 

There's the rub. Sex work and escort services are legal in several countries -- and some parts of the United States, if I'm to believe the little cards that cab drivers hand me whenever I'm in Las Vegas.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gracie Passette from Escorts
Scoop.it!

'Hey students, need a summer job?' Controversial billboards for dating site promotes oral sex and finding a 'sugar daddy' as aspirational options

'Hey students, need a summer job?' Controversial billboards for dating site promotes oral sex and finding a 'sugar daddy' as aspirational options | Sex Work | Scoop.it

One commenter, who supported the removal of the billboard, said: 'I'm not against prostitution (I believe it's their choice, it's never going away, sex trafficking is awful, they need to protect sex workers etc.), but this is an awfully trashy ad.'


Via PunterPress
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Documentary shows mum hiring escort for disabled son

Documentary shows mum hiring escort for disabled son | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Sex on Wheels will follow sex worker Laura Lee as she speaks candidly about her work helping disabled clients achieve satisfaction.

 

The cameras follow Laura from Belfast when she travels to Yorkshire to meet John, who has learning difficulties, after being hired by his mum Tracy.

 

Tracy says: “I’m very uncomfortable with it, but I have this need to make sure that John is happy, that he is not restricted, that this disability does not steal away my son’s right to lead a normal life.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

China sex workers 'abused by police'

China sex workers 'abused by police' | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex workers in China are subject to abuse by police, including physical assault, arbitrary detentions and extortion, a new report says.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Sex Workers Aren't Cheap, But

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.


~ Brendan Behan

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

How To Get The Most From Your Photo Shoot

How To Get The Most From Your Photo Shoot | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Your marketing photos should be welcoming and accurate. I always recommend professional shots. They should represent who you are and what makes you, you!
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gracie Passette from Let's Get Sex Positive
Scoop.it!

“Objectively So Rare” & Rare Objectivity | Cult of Gracie

“Objectively So Rare” & Rare Objectivity | Cult of Gracie | Sex Work | Scoop.it

It’s important to note that the horrors of the Cleveland abductions had nothing to do with sex trafficking; Ariel Castro’s atrocities were his, the acts of single criminal male.

 

[This is also something folks would be equally wise to remember when it comes to the use of the word "sadist" in description of his acts; this has nothing to do with BDSM, neither in porn nor practice. Just as whatever religion Castro professes to prescribe to has nothing to do with that faith's real practice, any other associations, assumed or claimed, should not be accepted. Castro's inhumanity is his; to lay it at the feet of some other group, to misrepresent its origins or associations, to pretend it came from some "other" or otherwise purport false dangers, these things create panic and other actions which do not serve public safety or justice. Castro, and those like him, should be held accountable for their actions.]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

So You Want to Quit Your Day Job & Become A Sex Worker

So You Want to Quit Your Day Job & Become A Sex Worker | Sex Work | Scoop.it

So you want to quit your day job…

Ok, first thing? Don’t.
Not right away, anyway. You’ve got some serious planning to do first, sugarbritches! It took me nearly a year to get everything ready to go from working in this industry part-time to making it my full-time job and my sole means of income. If this is a choice that you have the luxury of making in advance, make the most of the time you have to make the move as painless as possible.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

10 Tips For The Aspiring Feminist Dominatrix

10 Tips For The Aspiring Feminist Dominatrix | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Sticking it to the man –- sometimes quite literally -- for hundreds of dollars per hour must sound like a dream come true to feminists struggling to make it through the Great Recession. Unfortunately, being a dominatrix is not all kicking ass and smashing the patriarchy.

 

...If working at a Portlandia-esque feminist bookstore isn’t in the cards, here’s the short list of things to consider before you dive headlong into a new career as a feminist dominatrix

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Anonymous Heels Productions

Anonymous Heels Productions | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Anonymous Heels is a sex-worker led media project working to produce and encourage more and better media about the sex industries and the people with experiences in the sex industries.


Sex workers are experts on our own lives, and our voices need to be heard. 


Our first video series, The Back End, illuminates a side of the sex industry that those outside of it rarely see. Sex work can be titillating and sensual, but also tedious, boring, and excruciatingly frustrating at times. We hope that a deeper understanding about the industry will lessen the stigma associated with sex work, leading towards better policies and better practices – and eventually a healthier and safer industry all around.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Managing Sex Work: Information for Third Parties & Sex Workers in the Incall & Outcall Sectors of the Sex Industry

Gracie Passette's insight:

The information in this booklet is from interviews with 50 incall and outcall third parties and 27 incall and outcall sex workers across four regions in Canada (southern Ontario, eastern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes) conducted for the Rethinking Management in the Adult and Sex Industry research project.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gracie Passette from Herstory
Scoop.it!

Beauty Is In The Lies Of The Beholder: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry

Beauty Is In The Lies Of The Beholder: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Women are often worried about how they look and that's not superficial. We know that our appearance has nothing to do with how smart, creative, or hardworking we are, but it plays powerfully into what society decides we are worth.

Via Deanna Dahlsad
Gracie Passette's insight:

True in mainstream & adult.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, May 11, 2013 1:26 AM
Cameron Russell on race and genger -- on the catwalk & beyond.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

A sex worker's response to columnist Mia Freedman's blog in which implied that she does not respect the right of women with mental illness to become sex workers.

A sex worker's response to columnist Mia Freedman's blog in which implied that she does not respect the right of women with mental illness to become sex workers. | Sex Work | Scoop.it

As a sex worker who has both mental illness(es) and a history of abuse Mia Freedman’s post perpetuates stereotypes and stigmas that harm me. Should my mental illness prevent me from having any agency? Didn’t we do away with locking the mentally ill up and throwing away the key (although this still does happen) because we (as a society) started to recognise the mentally ill as humans with rights? Or do we only have some rights? Like the right to work in a low paying, menial job or the right to exist (not live because let’s face it, it isn’t a living wage) on the disability support pension and that is if you even qualify for it, if you don’t you can always try and get by on unemployment “benefits” while you are made to apply for jobs you will never get. Surely I still have the right to have sex don’t I? I can’t see Mia Freedman advocating for enforced chastity belts for the mentally ill. So, if I have the right to work and the right to have sex, what is wrong with me having sex as my work?

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gracie Passette from Escorts
Scoop.it!

The untapped wisdom of sex workers

The untapped wisdom of sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Leave it to the British tabloid The Sun, which in the past has brought us such considered coverage as "FREDDIE STARR ATE MY HAMSTER", to approach the topics of sex work and relationship advice with all the subtlety of a neon-painted brick: last month they ran a piece with the screaming headline, "I had sex with 1,000 men as £700-a-time hooker ... now I'm an infidelity counsellor."

 

Take a moment to get the sighs out of your system and it turns out the piece contains fairly straightforward - and even considerate - advice from former sex worker Rebecca Dakin, such as, "I just want to help people stay in relationships. My knowledge comes from experience. When I was an escort about 60 per cent of my clients were married, and that gives me a pretty unique insight into how men work and what they want."

 

That didn't stop website Salon from weeping and wailing about the piece, with Tracy Clark Florey unloading on the topic, playing into the tired notion of "bad sex workers versus good sex workers" by saying, of another piece by Kitty Stryker, "Her advice boils down to this: talk with your partner.

 

Rather than giving out grudging blow jobs like doggie treats, communicate openly, honestly and without judgment about your mutual needs and desires. What a concept."

 

But boiling the particular sort of relationship advice espoused by Dakin down to "have more sex with your husband", it is certainly not exclusive to "racy" editorial; Bettina Arndt has been doling out similar rhetoric for years. So why characterise it as specific to sex work?

 

What sets The Sun editorial and the Salon piece apart is that The Sun actually allowed a sex worker to speak for herself, and in an era where much of the dialogue about sex work is dominated by non-sex workers, that's becoming increasingly rare.


Via PunterPress
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gracie Passette from Escorts
Scoop.it!

South Korea: A Thriving Sex Industry In A Powerful, Wealthy Super-State

South Korea: A Thriving Sex Industry In A Powerful, Wealthy Super-State | Sex Work | Scoop.it

South Korea, a wealthy, powerful Asian super-state, technology hub and stalwart U.S. ally, has a deep, dark secret. Prostitution and the sex trade flourish in South Korea just under the country’s shiny surface.

 

Despite its illegality, prostitution and the sex trade is so huge that the government once admitted it accounts for as much as 4 percent of South Korea’s annual Gross Domestic Product -- about the size of the fishing and agriculture industries combined....

 

“It’s a $13 billion a year reality … and it’s not going anywhere.”


Via PunterPress
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Sex With Aliens

Sex With Aliens | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Alien Cathouse brothel to feature ‘girls from another world’ Have you ever dreamed of traveling to distant planets, meeting exotic alien women and having sex with them? If so, you...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Sex workers won’t get their day in court

Sex workers won’t get their day in court | Sex Work | Scoop.it

On June 13, Canada’s highest court will hear the appeal by federal prosecutors of a lower court ruling that struck down three anti-prostitution laws  for violating the Charter Of Rights And Freedoms.

 

Now we learn that it’s possible sex workers won’t have as strong a voice as they need in these proceedings. Presiding Judge Richard Wagner, it turns out, has denied intervenor status to many groups with frontline experience in the issues at stake.

 

This is a terrible loss. Shut out were organizations like Maggie’s: the Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, Stella and the Feminist Coalition, representing 23 women’s shelters, rape crisis centres and clinics.

 

At the same time, the judge has allowed participation by a range of prostitution abolitionist groups with religious affiliations, like the anti-feminist REAL Women, Christian Legal Fellowship, Catholic Civil Rights League, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and more.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

Gender, Sex Work And Going Beyond Diversity: A Review of Storm Dogs #5 - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies an

Gender, Sex Work And Going Beyond Diversity: A Review of Storm Dogs #5 - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies an | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Doll is a “wire”, a futuristic sort of sex-worker in which an implant in her brain allows clients to, effectively, “be” her for a period of time (think Being John Malkovich). The service is explicitly described and treated as being sexual in nature, and the various “wires” have generally been modified in ways to make this experience more satisfying for the various kinks of differing clients (the reader is, for instance, also briefly introduced to a male wire named Cutter who has been augmented with technology to make him experience more pain, and heal faster, to appeal to masochists who wish to enjoy such activities without doing harm to their own bodies).

 

...I am completely on board with what Hine and Brathwaite are exploring here, and deeply appreciative to see someone going into some of the substance that lies beyond the threshold of the achievement of diversity. Diversity in comics is an incredibly important thing, and I wouldn’t for a moment belittle or dismiss it, nor would I downplay just how much hard work it takes to even achieve getting a minority presence into a medium or genre that’s historically been hostile to it. But once we break those barriers, once we get to the point of a certain kind of character being “allowed” in comics, we have to start looking at what more we can say about those things. There is, after all, a great deal more to being transgender than just… being transgender, and coming out or disclosing every now and then. It’s a whole world of complex human experiences, questions, identities, nuance and politics. And there’s much much more to sex work than simply being people who offer the service of sex in exchange for a predetermined sum of money. Again, that’s a whole type of human life.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gracie Passette from Escorts
Scoop.it!

Duty-Free sex in Amsterdam – Prostitutes showing a creative attitude to their work

Duty-Free sex in Amsterdam – Prostitutes showing a creative attitude to their work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Elegantly attired girls and women from Latvia, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Russia – not allowing men to succumb to the tedium of waiting for their flights – are instead fulfilling their sexual desires.

 

These elite prostitutes come into Amsterdam on the morning flights and work all day. In the evening, they return home to Vilnius, Sofia, Bucharest, and Moscow.

 

Our correspondent at Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) explains that the women do not actually enter The Netherlands, instead remaining at all times in the Duty-Free Zone.

 

There are two hotels at the airport which can be used for these intimate encounters. For those who are in a hurry, however, such meetings may be held in the toilets.

 

An officer with KLM believes that: “these sex-workers must make a lot of money; otherwise they wouldn’t fly to and from Amsterdam on a daily basis.” It certainly is a creative approach to work.

 

As prostitution is legal in The Netherlands, airport authorities cannot sanction these sexual services. All they can do is ensure that everything remains in hand.


Via PunterPress
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gracie Passette
Scoop.it!

A beginner’s guide to being a phone sex operator | Planet Ivy

A beginner’s guide to being a phone sex operator | Planet Ivy | Sex Work | Scoop.it

According to a 2011 ABC news report, there are thousands of mothers working as phone sex operators in the US, earning anywhere between $10 and $100 for an hours work. Spurred on by the faltering economy mum’s who used to stay home and do the laundry are now finding a more profitable way to spend their time.

 

However, having spoken to the author of the Phone Sex Secrets blog, a mother who has been in the business – and it most certainly is a business – for eight years, turns out there is much more to the phone sex industry than whispering some dirty lines down the phone as you load the dishwasher. Here, she helps to dispel some myths and explains why anonymity is key.

more...
No comment yet.
Curated by Gracie Passette
The Valiant Gnostic Of Sexuality

http://www.gracie-passette-productions.com/graciebio.html