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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/
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Coercion Dressed Up As Compassion for L.A.'s Teen 'Sex Trafficking' Victims

Coercion Dressed Up As Compassion for L.A.'s Teen 'Sex Trafficking' Victims | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Teenagers may not have the full capacity to consent or bear as full a responsibility for their actions as adults do, but they're not mentally incapacitated. The government shouldn't be able to lock up a 15-year-old girl 'til her 18th birthday to stop her from having sex in a way of which it disapproves. 


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How Sex Workers See Their Own Sexuality

How Sex Workers See Their Own Sexuality | Sex Work | Scoop.it

There are a lot of myths surrounding the sexuality of whores. Everyone seems to assume we’re either nymphos or frigid, over-fucked to the point where we no longer have any interest in unpaid recreational sex. While I’m sure there are people who fit into these categories, I’ve never met any of them.

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I love this line: The extent to which they assume I mustwant them for no other reason than their possession of a penis would be insulting if their desire to be wanted wasn’t so oddly endearing.

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Unfinished Conversations & On The Differences Between Sex & The Intimacy Of Companionship - Sex~Kitten.net

Unfinished Conversations & On The Differences Between Sex & The Intimacy Of Companionship - Sex~Kitten.net | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Rubbing our parts in robotic electronics, no matter how supple, no matter how able to respond in terms of coos and ooohs, no matter what level of "special order" creation status to match our individual personalities and needs, will not satiate our hunger for real companionship.

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Advice from a Male Escort

Advice from a Male Escort | Sex Work | Scoop.it

An interview with Ash, a personal trainer and male escort featured on Showtime’s deliriously entertaining Gigolos...

 

Best quotes from Ash:

 

The beautiful thing of working in this industry, especially in America, is that it can be so many things. We’re contracted for our time, not necessarily our bodies. We’re not required to do anything sexual, ever. Once you understand the nature of your job, you can create a safe space for yourself, while also creating a wonderful experience for your client.

 

Sexually, the problem in our society is that we’ve grown up on porn. It’s all a projection in our minds of what sex is, and it’s all body parts. People don’t know how to connect with each other, and the most important thing about sex is exactly that connection. You have to create a safe enough environment with trust between two people so you can talk about what’s arousing to you, what feels good to you, and all your fantasies. Women have as many fantasies as guys do. Maybe more. It’s just creating a space where they feel they won’t be judged as a terrible whore, or that it’s completely safe to open up and share everything. Trust is a huge thing. By listening, you engage trust. When you have trust, you have intimacy and presence. When you have intimacy, you can have fun.

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Teenagers 'selling sex'

Teenagers 'selling sex' | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A NEW non-governmental organisation has discovered that around 85 per cent of sexually active teens in the Bahamas are engaging in some kind of transactional sex.

 

Officials at the Bahamas Urban Youth Development Centre have also found that whatever the conventional wisdom on the matter, the majority of middle and high schoolers in the Bahamas are not sexually active. But of those who are, the majority are involved in risky behaviour.

 

“Say if we have a group of 30 students 25-30 per cent are sexually active and of those, 85 per cent are involved in some type of transactional sex,”  president and CEO at Bahamas Urban Youth Development Centre Prodesta Moore told The Tribune yesterday.

 

Transactional sex relationships are created when gifts, money or services are given in exchange for sex. It differs from prostitution in the sense that only a portion of the needs of the person providing the sex are met through the practice.

 

Ms Moore said that young Bahamian women can often create for themselves a network of “regulars” – several men who they can count on to fulfil a number of their needs, ranging anywhere from school supplies, exam fees or lunch money.

 

“Many young people put themselves through high school and college in this way. They see it as a means of taking care of themselves, that’s the culture. They feel that if a man wants to deal with them he has to pay in some way and they are not prostituting themselves by doing this,” Ms Moore said.

 

But the familiarity between the young women and the persons they sleep with creates a worrying situation which places teens in the Bahamas as one of the groups most at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS.

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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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Why the Sex Positive Movement is Bad for Sex Workers’ Rights

Why the Sex Positive Movement is Bad for Sex Workers’ Rights | Sex Work | Scoop.it

During the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s and the sex wars of the 1980s and 1990s, the struggle to define sex positivity with respect to sex work served a purpose. To say that not all people have a horrendous experience of the sex industry, and that many sex workers value sexuality and see themselves as complex sexual beings as well as sex educators was an important statement to make, and one that had not been spoken before. However, it is essential to put this statement in historical context. To continue making the statement that many sex workers have a good experience of the sex industry without also including those whose experiences are negative and making space for them to speak up reveals a deep doubt about the validity of the sex positive argument. If we believe in the positive power of sexuality, we must also examine what happens when people’s lives are infused with sex negativity, and we must listen and support people with this experience in sharing their personal truths.

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An excellent article by Audacia Ray. A must read, espescially for privileged (aka white cis females).

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Condoms As Evidence

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In San Francisco and other cities across the US, possession of condoms, condom wrappers and conversations about safe sex are used as evidence against sex workers to justify arrest for prostitution and prostitution related charges.

 

The routine use of condoms as a tool to violate our basic human right to protect ourselves from HIV and sexually transmitted infections, as well as prevent unwanted pregnancies, is unjust and counter to sound public health.  The Human Rights Watch released a report chronicling this absurd practice in four cities:  New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


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While primarily about the issue of sex work, the assumptions about condoms as moral negatives instead of health imperatives is dangerous to us all.

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Femmedia - Feminism, games, roleplay and smut

All sorts of goodies here; bookmark it, folks. Covers sex work positively!

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Eden Connor: Dirty Mind vs Debit Card: Women Desire Taboos in Their Erotica

Eden Connor: Dirty Mind vs Debit Card: Women Desire Taboos in Their Erotica | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"I've been exploring my sexuality since I was a six year old girl, when I first stumbled upon my father's Playboys. The first thing I did when I got the internet was start looking up pornography - specifically hentai, since I loved Sailor Moon at the time. I also read a lot - fiction and non-fiction - that focused frequently on taboo topics. I was fascinated by the sex trade, sexual slavery, rape, incest, and sexual deviance as a whole.

 

These three actions shaped my sexual development more than I could possibly know."

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Why women moan during sex - CNN (blog)

Why women moan during sex - CNN (blog) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Why women moan during sexCNN (blog)Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, blogs about sex weekly on The Chart. Read more from him on his website, GoodInBed.

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You know you review too much porn when...

You know you review too much porn when... - You know you review too much lesbian porn with you begin to hate men’s underwear on men.
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News Flash: People With Disabilities Have Sex

News Flash: People With Disabilities Have Sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it
There is a persistent and damaging myth that people with disabilities don't have sex. It is too often believed that if you don't move your legs than you don't orgasm, or if you don't move your arms than you can't make someone else come all over you.
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