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Commandments of FinDom*

Commandments of FinDom* | Sex Work | Scoop.it

I am helping My friend get into FinDom, and I realized that there were not comprehensive tutorials on how to avoid very common FinDom problems, all in one place. Without further ado:

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The Erotic Labor Market Survey

The Erotic Labor Market Survey | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The DePaul SSRC is kicking off the Erotic Labor Market Survey, a pilot study of the erotic labor market.  The web-based survey will explore the perceptions and attitudes towards sex trafficking among individuals who have participated in the erotic labor market.

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Sex workers, those who pay for sex worker services, and advocates are invited to participate.

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The Top Five Perils of Working in the Sex Industry

The Top Five Perils of Working in the Sex Industry | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Maybe I've just been unlucky, but a quick mental tot up reveals I've had the misfortune to have:


  • Been mugged
  • Been sexually harassed
  • Received a black eye
  • Needed to call the police six times due to being burgled and
  • Had my Facebook account trolled almost into oblivion


"Serves you right," some of you might remark when you hear that I'm a dominatrix. "What do you expect if you choose to work in such a dodgy, seedy sex industry..."


But you'd be wrong. None of those vile occurrences happened as a result of my choice of career. Nope, they all happened in my so-called 'normal' life where I was just an average person going about my everyday business. It seems to me that normal, everyday life is far scarier than when I'm in my dungeon waiting to whip a stranger.


So what are the top five perils I've discovered from working in the sex industry? In no particular order, here they are:

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Arielle Pardes | The freshman porn star

Arielle Pardes | The freshman porn star | Sex Work | Scoop.it

When I think about all the flack this column gets for merely touching the subject of sex, it’s frightening to imagine how Penn would respond to a student involved in sex work. But here’s the rub: There are, undoubtedly, sex workers at Penn. And they deserve more respect than this girl at Duke.

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9 Ways To Be In Solidarity With Sex Workers

9 Ways To Be In Solidarity With Sex Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Preamble: Once a working friend told me that she didn’t want to take on “sex worker” as a politicized identity (1).


I respect that: no one should be obligated to identify a certain way, or to take on politics that don’t inspire them. But for myself, I’m certain that sex work is not and can never be politically neutral; it can’t ever be anything less than a site of struggle. Being a person who exchanges sex for money is to be a certain kind of cultural outsider. It’s to be someone who is researched and criminalized, someone who is the subject of fascination and the butt of endless sitcom jokes. The disgust with which our culture regards whores is very old and runs very deep, and our radical communities are not immune to this.

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APAC - Adult Performer Advocacy Committee

APAC - Adult Performer Advocacy Committee | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Adult Performer Advocacy Committee advocates to maintain and improve safety and working conditions in the adult film industry by giving adult performers organized representation in matters that affect our health, safety, and community.

The mission of APAC is to provide representation for performers in the adult film industry and to protect performers' rights to a safer and more professional work environment. We do this through education of each other and the greater community, development of ethical best practices, and fostering of solidarity. We review existing health and safety protocols, and will initiate new ones as needed. We are committed to working cohesively with all aspects of the adult entertainment industry and the public, strengthening unity between all performers, and maintaining a work environment where workers are valued, respected, and educated.
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Duke's Freshman Porn Starlet Isn't Ashamed—and She Shouldn't Be

Duke's Freshman Porn Starlet Isn't Ashamed—and She Shouldn't Be | Sex Work | Scoop.it
After being outed for her work in pornography, a student is explaining her professional choice, but not abandoning it. Her words reveal our own unfounded stigmatization of sex workers.
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Decriminalisation of Sex Work in New Zealand - Alliance féministe solidaire
pour les droits des travailleuses(rs) du sexe

Decriminalisation of Sex Work in New Zealand - Alliance féministe solidaire<br/>pour les droits des travailleuses(rs) du sexe | Sex Work | Scoop.it
This video outlines the process of successfully lobbying to decriminalise prostitution in New Zealand. The New Zealand Prostitution Reform Bill was passed in 2003. The NZ Prostitutes Collective was actively engaged in lobbying and writing submissions to Parliament as well as ongoing face to face submission processes. They have also...

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Moonlighting by day

Moonlighting by day | Sex Work | Scoop.it

University of Colorado at Denver officials placed cultural diversity coordinator Resa Cooper-Morning, 54, on administrative leave while they investigated reports that she operated a phone sex business during the hours she was working at the school. Her website, "msresa.com" featured numerous nude, provocative photos of Cooper-Morning, and a phone sex component invited callers to talk dirty with her Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until late at night. Her university work hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. After Cooper-Morning was placed on leave, the website stated that she was available for phone sex weekdays only after 3 p.m. (Denver's KCNC-TV)

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In this case you can understand the punitive action from an employer ~ it's not smart to admit you are not working at your job, whatever the reason.

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In this case you can understand the punitive action from an employer ~ it's not smart to admit you are not working at your job, whatever the reason.

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You can be a prostitute... just don’t work as one

You can be a prostitute... just don’t work as one | Sex Work | Scoop.it
If recent police raids are a clue, sex workers should be leery of the Nordic model wrapped in feminist rhetoric that the feds are eying to replace past sex laws
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Dirty Talk: Mission two, working as a phone sex strumpet

Dirty Talk: Mission two, working as a phone sex strumpet | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Over the past year or so several people have suggested I work on sex lines;  I’m stuck at home milling around; dreaming up doomed business ventures between school runs, perpetually broke  – “did you see that women on that Channel Four documentary? She earns a fortune


Could I? No. I suppose it’s feasible you could earn ok money being a sex chat operator but it would mean putting in a LOT of hours, and building up a regular client base – clients who would stay on the phone for a long time. And I’m not sure I could do that without asking them if they were ok with this – that they’re not keeping a guilty secret from a partner or running up phone bills they can’t afford. At which point they would no probably go to find another operator.

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"Goody Bags" At NiteFlirt

"Goody Bags" At NiteFlirt | Sex Work | Scoop.it
NiteFlirt (NF) has just launched a beta version of "Goody Bags", a better means to show-off pay-to-view items (also called pay-per-views or PPVs). Not unlike the old (and now defunct) My Flirt Stor...
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A new way for phone sex flirts to sell goodies (PPVs) at NiteFlirt.

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In beta, a new way to buy goodies from flirts & phone sex girls

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Harlotry Prostitorials: How The Pros Avoid The Pitfalls Of Sex Hair

Harlotry Prostitorials: How The Pros Avoid The Pitfalls Of Sex Hair | Sex Work | Scoop.it
In this week’s Harlotry, our resident sex worker tells us exactly how she avoids the pitfalls of sex hair, step by step.

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Sex worker wins harassment case

Sex worker wins harassment case | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A prostitute has won a landmark sexual harassment case against a Wellington brothel owner.
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"Sex workers are as much entitled to protection from sexual harassment as those working in other occupations. The fact that a person is a sex worker is not a licence for sexual harassment - especially by the manager or employer at the brothel."

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'True Detective' Treats Women Badly, but it Treats Sex Workers Worse

'True Detective' Treats Women Badly, but it Treats Sex Workers Worse | Sex Work | Scoop.it

This portrayal is dicey enough as is, but True Detective also implicates viewers in the objectification of exotic dancers. Even if the “stripper” scenes look abusive, we are simultaneously offered money shots of thongs, nipples, and gyrating hips as some sort of titillating way to allow us to join in the leering. This contradicts any attempts to condemn the “villains” that pay these dancing women, because the audience is offered its own array of sensual shots. And don’t forget, some of the naked bodies on the show are dead, and we all get to gaze at them, too.

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Sex Work and the Swedish Model: Modern Prudery or Enlightened Ambition?

Sex Work and the Swedish Model: Modern Prudery or Enlightened Ambition? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A carefully orchestrated campaign to criminalise the buyer of sexual services is set to be centre staged this year. Emotions, prejudice, feminism, ideology and religion are creating a vortex, and revolving at its centre is the question as to whether selling and purchasing sexual services is right or wrong. Where are the rights of sex workers in this debate, have they been consulted and has their voice been heard?
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Guide To GIF Making

Guide To GIF Making | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I get a lot of asks on gif making, I’m SHIT at tutorials, but I hope this helps…? Kind of? …I tried. Ignore the typos ^^;
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Cam Girl Wiki

Cam Girl Wiki | Sex Work | Scoop.it

This guide is written by cam girls, for cam girls, and is here to help anyone in (or looking to get into) the exciting job of webcam modeling. Keep in mind that while it was written by verified cam girls, sometimes advice and info can be driven by personal opinion and experiences. This guide is merely here to help you get an idea of what being a cam girl is all about and is by no means a hardcore guideline to go by. Every cam girl is different in how they operate and what makes them successful.


We just hope it helps, even if just a little bit!

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I Don’t Care About Clients

I Don’t Care About Clients | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The point I am trying to make here is that if clients were contributing something valuable or even something innocuous to our movement, I could deal. Instead, they are perpetrating whorephobia. I fear that people who don’t know better will see posts like this and think these men somehow have more knowledge of our lives and the realities of our work than we do. After all, the conversations surrounding punters and activism are largely cisheteronormative, and most of these men bring their male privilege to the table, while not even being aware of these advantages.


Beyond that, this issue seems to cause a divide between sex workers and, as evidenced by my anon friend, makes those of us who don’t subscribe to this thinking feel isolated, as if we’re doing something wrong. As if it’s our responsibility to listen and care about what men have to say. After all, it’s part of our socialization as women and marginalized people to listen to men, just as it’s part of our male clients’ socialization to speak over us and for us.

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Interesting points about male advocates for female issues.

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If Europe votes for the 'Swedish model' on prostitution, women will be at risk

If Europe votes for the 'Swedish model' on prostitution, women will be at risk | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Diane Taylor: Whether you criminalise buyers or criminalise sellers, the impact on sex workers is the same. It's time for a truce in this debate
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Red-Blooded Thing: Valentines Hookers!

Red-Blooded Thing: Valentines Hookers! | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Esquire asks the hard-hitting questions: what do escorts do on Valentine's Day?

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Used Panty Scent Zones; an Education/Communication Tool

Used Panty Scent Zones; an Education/Communication Tool | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Ladies who are new to the scene and wishing to create the best used panties possible are welcome to learn from and use this information on their websites and
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Two views of sex work | SF Bay Guardian

Two views of sex work | SF Bay Guardian | Sex Work | Scoop.it

In the spotlight at the forum was San Francisco's First Offender Prostitution Program, also known as "John School," which was first implemented in 1995 to curb the commercial sex trade and provide an alternative to criminal charges for those caught soliciting prostitution, much like traffic school for bad drivers.

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BIG ASS PHONE SEX BEGINNER GUIDE

BIG ASS PHONE SEX BEGINNER GUIDE | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I’ve been getting a lot of messages on how to be a phone sex worker, how to get into it, how to start, ect, but they request I don’t post it, so I’m just going to keep getting the same questions over...
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Girls Gone Wild Bankruptcy Auction Planned for April

Girls Gone Wild Bankruptcy Auction Planned for April | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A federal bankruptcy trustee plans on putting up the Girls Gone Wild franchise for auction in April, effectively selling off its trademarks and domain names.
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