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Don't Give Into Stupid Demands

Don't Give Into Stupid Demands | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Making such moves puts you at risk of being booted from the platform site(s) you use. I’m not joking. Even mentioning at NiteFlirt, for example, other platform sites you use can get you banned for going against Terms Of Service (TOS). So even if your client, however softly, threatens that you’ll lose them if you don’t accommodate their request, you have to ask yourself if being blacklisted at the platform you work at is worth the discussion.


Aside from this practicality, there are other issues.


Even if the offer comes to you via another source, say direct email, contact off your website, Twitter, etc., there’s just no reason to take payments for services outside the phone sex platform site. (This includes clips sites, cam sites, etc.)


One of the number one “requested payment option” sites 

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There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Safe’ Escort Ad

There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Safe’ Escort Ad | Sex Work | Scoop.it

As much as sex workers don’t like to hear it, this is real. Time and again in legal workshops and consultations sex workers ask me for the magic words they can use in their advertisements that will keep them safe from arrest. To their disbelief, and sometimes resentment, I respond that magic words don’t exist and that there is no such thing as a “safe” escort ad.


I completely understand why sex workers ask this. Law enforcement’s interactions with sex workers result in their arrest, imprisonment, and all the collateral consequences of criminal charges like loss of jobs or child custody, public outing, and major immigration issues. Not only do sex workers experience the..

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What’s Real, Who’s Fake, What’s Private? Truths About Virtual Sex Affairs

What’s Real, Who’s Fake, What’s Private? Truths About Virtual Sex Affairs | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A friend, Darla, suggested we talk a bit about the whole Ashley Madison fiasco. Her most specific question was this tweet: @TrailerTrashGrl Why don’t men stick to real women PSOs like @PecknC…
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Communication and Discretion in the Demimonde

Communication and Discretion in the Demimonde | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Discretion is sometimes an overused word in this little world of ours, but it remains paramount to being able to stay and play as we do. Do you know much about security in communications online? By phone?
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I would note:


* Google requires a subpoena, search warrant, or court order to release info, so it's not like it's super easy for a client, fan, troll, etc. to get your data. So if you are doing legal sex work, such as phone sex, &/or not operating in "niche" areas, such as BDSM, some of these precautions may be less necessary than others.


* If you are truly concerned about privacy, for your business or otherwise, consider a paid service such as Unspyable.


* See also this article with privacy & safety tips.


* As always, see/read comments at post for more info.

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Sex Workers Dish On Dating: Safety First!

Sex Workers Dish On Dating: Safety First! | Sex Work | Scoop.it

While professional services are different than “real” non-paid dating, sex workers have plenty of dating experience ~ and therefore a lot of dating advice & wisdom to share.


As professional daters, it’s in a sex worker’s best interest to cultivate that first time into a regular thing ~ pending any nut jobs, of course.


In fact, screening for nut jobs and being safe is a first priority in any dating situation, paid or not.


Which is why we’re starting our Sex Worker Q & A Dating Series with blind date and first date safety tips.

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The Camgirl Wars Over Public Cum Shows

The Camgirl Wars Over Public Cum Shows | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Public cum shows, sexual webcam performances in public places, are at the center of a debate that has become increasingly violent--and increasingly public.
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This Tech Startup Is Helping the Cops Track Sex Workers Online

This Tech Startup Is Helping the Cops Track Sex Workers Online | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Rescue Forensics claims it can scrape "massive quantities of data" from online escort ads and give that information to law enforcement, but advocates for sex workers say that such a service doesn't help anyone.
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More people jumping in to profit by "saving" ~ this time with tech that is dangerous to sex workers and others.

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Porn, Privacy & Face Recognition Technologies ... The Coming Storm (with image) · ACES

New Facial Recognition Programs scan a person's face and fetches all images of that person that are (or have been) published online within seconds and with incredible accuracy.

Via Christian Berns, Prime Companions
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Christian Berns's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:21 AM

What are the implications of emerging technologies like face recognition and biometrics on adult industry performers?

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Dan Savage: How does Dan feel about the rights of sex workers? - YouTube

"How does Dan feel about the rights of sex workers?" Follow Dan Savage on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanSavage Follow Dan Savage on Twitter: https://...
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I don't know who Dan Savage is but he make some good points about the issue of legalizing prostitution...

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Ten Reasons to Fight for the Decriminalization of Sex Work

Ten Reasons to Fight for the Decriminalization of Sex Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Ten Reasons to Fight for the Decriminalization of Sex Work
This is a great resource however the first slide that implies trans people are a third gender category is cissexist, transphobic and...
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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, April 19, 2015 3:22 PM

There will always be a demand to purchase sex. Criminalization has never and will never eliminate this demand.

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Vancouver Police warning online sex workers after 2 women assaulted - Globalnews.ca

Vancouver Police warning online sex workers after 2 women assaulted - Globalnews.ca | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Vancouver Police are warning sex workers to be careful after two women were violently assaulted on Feb. 19.
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Busting Sex Workers Increases Demand

Busting Sex Workers Increases Demand | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Economist Charles Hill argues attempting to reduce the demand for sex services will backfire, increasing its supply and harming sex workers, free agents and coerced alike.
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Life, Death, Trust

Life, Death, Trust | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sociopath Houston attorney crashes plane with two escorts, hires goons to beat one to death, rapes the other, and gets away with it. Betrayal of trust, traumatic brain injuries, fraud, felonies, and violence against women.
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This story is not for the faint of heart, but for the strong of heart. Read it. Help via GiftRocket.com and using email address: abrooks2014 AT hush.com

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Annie Sprinkle and the Founding of December 17th

Annie Sprinkle and the Founding of December 17th | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex work activist Annie Sprinkle was the mind behind the original International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. After the conviction of "Green River Killer" Gary Ridgway, Sprinkle and activists from SWOP decided that a holiday was necessary to commemorate people in our community who have been the victims of violence, and to draw…
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New prostitution laws could be ‘disincentive’ for johns to report underage sex workers: Professor

New prostitution laws could be ‘disincentive’ for johns to report underage sex workers: Professor | Sex Work | Scoop.it
One of the lead detectives in the teen pimping investigation wants men who purchase women for sex to ensure their clients are over 18 and are willing participants, but an advocate for sex workers warns doing so might put johns…
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Oakland's Threat to Sex Workers

Oakland's Threat to Sex Workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A new eviction policy broadly targets prostitutes, and while the city argues that the law will help fight child trafficking, there's no data or evidence to back those claims.

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We condemn attacks on women at work, unless it’s sex work

We condemn attacks on women at work, unless it’s sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Angela Campbell is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law, McGill University


In a fortnight marked by intense media focus on sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, another news item – also bearing deep-seated gender implications – has moved far more discretely through the Canadian public circuit. Bill C-36, the federal government’s proposed new law to govern sex work, passed through Senate last week, and is now set to receive royal assent.

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British Politicians Need to Look Out for Prostitutes | VICE | United Kingdom

British Politicians Need to Look Out for Prostitutes  | VICE | United Kingdom | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Unless they like the idea of women routinely facing violence, Westminster should put a bit more thought into the relevant legislation.
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Stop using "prostitute", but OK otherwise

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Being Yourself: Facebook Gets Personal

Being Yourself: Facebook Gets Personal | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Sex work can be incredibly isolating, and many find solace in connecting with other workers via the internet and, particularly, social media. When sex workers who don't feel comfortable using their legal names are shut out from one of the largest social media platforms in the world, it is a true disservice to those who need community the most.


Cox went on to defend the policy by saying, "It's the primary mechanism we have to protect millions of people every day, all around the world, from real harm." But if Facebook is concerned about protecting people from real harm, it should consider the impact its legal name policy will have on those of us who use pseudonyms to stay safe.

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Sex Work Toolkit

Sex Work Toolkit | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Trade Secrets (.pdf) is an excellent resource manual developed by the BC Coalition of Experiential Communities to support health and safety in the sex industry. The guide, designed for sex industry workers and stakeholders in the broader community, aims to create working environments and cultures that adhere to human rights laws, common law and labour standards and aims to stop exploitation, violence, youth involvement and forced involvement in sex work.

Sex workers’ safety tips

Sex work can be a dangerous business especially at the street level. Here are some tips to keep safe and take care. Let’s help others reduce the risks. Pass this on!

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Great tips for first dates as well.

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Occupational Licensing of Strippers Isn't Just Unnecessary, It's Dangerous

Occupational Licensing of Strippers Isn't Just Unnecessary, It's Dangerous | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Dancers and managers at a Washington strip club are suing to stop the county from releasing their IDs to a man who has filed a public records request.
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Sex Workers Don't Deserve to be Raped

Sex Workers Don't Deserve to be Raped | Sex Work | Scoop.it
In the oldest profession, rape, assault and murder are a constant threat, but even in areas where prostitution is legal, sex workers face discrimination
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Sexwork Cyber Resource Center: What to do if you are visited or stopped by the police.

Sexwork Cyber Resource Center: What to do if you are visited or stopped by the police. | Sex Work | Scoop.it

What to do if you are visited or stopped by the police. First, and most important, in an encounter with the police:

  • DO NOT physically resist or threaten the officer(s) in any way. 
  • DO NOT try to leave until an officer tells you that you are free to go.
  • DO NOT give the officer any information about any of your activities.
  • DO NOT consent to any search.
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For USA. Has not been updated recently, so mileage in your area may vary. But overall sound!

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Survive The Club: A Stripper Blog

Survive The Club: A Stripper Blog | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Learn how to be a stripper. Should I be a stripper? Should you become a stripper? Your online source for stripper tips, help with stripper problems. Stripper 101: Learn how to strip.
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Privacy for Normal People

Privacy for Normal People | Sex Work | Scoop.it
My latest Guardian column, Privacy technology everyone can use would make us all more secure, makes the case for privacy technology as something that anyone can -- and should use, discussing the work being done by the charitable Simply Secure foundation that launches today (site is not yet up as of this writing), with the mandate to create usable interfaces to cryptographic tools, and to teach crypto developers how to make their tools accessible to non-technical people.
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