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Of Boobs On My Twitter Timeline & Women’s Rights

Of Boobs On My Twitter Timeline & Women’s Rights | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I met an old friend for lunch today. As is the new polite norm for such lunches, he took a moment to deal with messages on his phone before putting turning it off & putting it back in his pocke…
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An Interview with Erika Lust on Crowdsourcing Feminist Porn

An Interview with Erika Lust on Crowdsourcing Feminist Porn | Sex Work | Scoop.it
"Even though I love coming up with my own scenarios for films, it feels way more communal and diverse to let people tell me their erotic visions. Ordinary people have extraordinary stories to tell, and they are a joy to shoot."
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Love Erika Lust! Here's my interview with her too.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 9, 2016 5:09 AM

Love Erika Lust! Here's my interview with her too.

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Check out this interview with a female porn producer... 

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Phoenix Goddess Temple Proves Need For Sex Worker Solidarity

Phoenix Goddess Temple Proves Need For Sex Worker Solidarity | Sex Work | Scoop.it
"As long as the law can come for some of us, they can come for all of us."
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Another example of how you guys love us... and hate us...
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5 Everyday Items You Didn’t Know Were Worth Selling

5 Everyday Items You Didn’t Know Were Worth Selling | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Journalism student and aspiring adult blogger Carl Greenlake steps into our parlour sharing some tips on the lucrative world of fetishes. Right now, there are an array of items scattered around you…
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A copyright troll took down one of our favorite Tumblrs. Here's why it could happen to you.

A copyright troll took down one of our favorite Tumblrs. Here's why it could happen to you. | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Regular Boing Boing readers have seen me credit This Isn’t Happiness many times for wonderful visual and audio finds. We’ve been linking to Peter Nidzgorski’s work since way back …

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Sharing this for those who run adult sites ~ not only because Tumblr remains quasi-supportive of mature content, but as a caution regarding copyright & intellectual property rights...

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 29, 2016 11:29 PM

The automated process (& negative consequences) of DMCA takedowns is out of control at many sites & hosting companies. I'm all for intellectual property rights (as a content creator I sure am!), but the current process, or lack thereof, is very troublesome.

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The automated process (& negative consequences) of DMCA takedowns is out of control at many sites & hosting companies. I'm all for intellectual property rights (as a content creator I sure am!), but the current process, or lack thereof, is very troublesome.

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An (Unfortunate) Update About Phone Sex Platform MPS (MFT Services)

An (Unfortunate) Update About Phone Sex Platform MPS (MFT Services) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
This is a difficult post to write... Many of you know that I have long been a fan, even a cheerleader, for phone sex platform site MyPhoneSite (MPS); but as I feel obligated to report on realities ...
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Troubling indeed

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50 Shades of Green: Exploring Financial Domination

50 Shades of Green: Exploring Financial Domination | Sex Work | Scoop.it
It was rounding 1 a.m. as I teetered my way across a tiny stage, covered in damp dollar bills. Daisy Ducati was tugging at the...
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Whore Next Door: America Comes Around

Whore Next Door: America Comes Around | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Although I attended labor rights demonstrations with my parents as a youngster, I truly began my own career in activism as a founding member of...
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Updates on Rent Boy raid aftermath and America's first decriminalization bill

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Updates on Rent Boy raid aftermath and America's first decriminalization bill

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Updates on Rent Boy raid aftermath and America's first decriminalization bill

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Quick extra income streams for escorts | Skip the games

Quick extra income streams for escorts | Skip the games | Sex Work | Scoop.it
No matter whether an escort wants to take the day off, or is thinking about retiring, there is no time like the present to begin building a set of income streams which pay even when she is not working.
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Really Ready Niche Sites & SEO 's curator insight, February 26, 2016 5:28 PM

Ladies of the evening... be smart with all that money you're making!

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Understanding What Cam & Clip Girls Do

Understanding What Cam & Clip Girls Do | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Like I want y’all to understand- this is what I do for a living. If I don’t work I don’t get paid. And work isn’t just turning on my camera and fapping. It’s: • 1+ Hours Makeup and Hair. +15 minutes...
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NF, You're Tweeting All Wrong

NF, You're Tweeting All Wrong | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The other day, this Tweet appeared on my Twitter timeline: Are there certain #fetishes that pay better? #PhoneSex — @NiteFlirt (@NiteFlirt) November 17, 2015 As you can imagine, I felt the foam for...
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Sex Workers And Other Women In The Arts

Sex Workers And Other Women In The Arts | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Are sex workers and female artists really so different?
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Have You Ever Paid For Sex? Please Take This #SexWork Survey

Have You Ever Paid For Sex? Please Take This #SexWork Survey | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Please read the letter below and fill out the survey. We want our clients and working ladies to help dispel negative myths about this industry.

If you have ever paid for sex please take this survey! We are interested in your experiences! There is a shortage of systematic data collected on clientele of brothels, and this survey hopes to change that.

A research study currently being conducted by the (sex work-friendly) sociology department at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV), seeks to collect data and broaden the scholarship and research on the attitudes of adult clients of prostitutes. Customers of legal Nevada brothels, are invited to take the brief, 100% anonymous survey This UNLV survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will help researchers to gain a fuller understanding of the clients of sex workers.
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This is the posting at the Bunny Ranch; direct survey link is here.

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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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The Myth of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Obscures Real Issues #sexwork

The Myth of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Obscures Real Issues #sexwork | Sex Work | Scoop.it
With no evidence of a Big Game-related spike, the crackdown on trafficked humans more often than not targets sex workers and consenting adults.
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An annual hysterical event

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The Complex Realities of Sex Work

The Complex Realities of Sex Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Olivia Grace is a sex worker based in Toronto who took issue ~ make that issues ~ with a recent Vice interview with a sex worker hobbiest. She felt her original response to the piece wasn’t enough, so she sent this piece in too…

The other day, Vice released a very lazy reporting job that wasn’t edited and talked to precisely the wrong person. I am talking, of course, about the article “We Interviewed a Sex Industry Hobbyist – the Worst Kind of John.” This article is written in opposition to that.
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This past Saturday, on SNL’s Weekend Update: Trump is Like a Phone Sex Operator

This past Saturday, on SNL’s Weekend Update, Michael Che explained why he doesn’t believe Donald Trump is a racist: “None of what he’s saying is true! You don’t just develop racism overnight on the...
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Coming Out Like A Porn Star

Coming Out Like A Porn Star | Sex Work | Scoop.it
This week Erika reviews Jiz Lee’s book anthology. I’ve not yet sat down with it myself, but by all accounts it’s one I’ll be making time for soon. We’re such big Jiz L…
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Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy, by Jiz Lee

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The Dangerous Catch-22 of Coming out As a Sex Worker

The Dangerous Catch-22 of Coming out As a Sex Worker | Sex Work | Scoop.it

People malign sex workers without realizing they're talking to one...


Some sex worker rights activists say that white women like Evie should come out as an act of solidarity. If everyone who’s had sex for money were open about it, would the public accept that sex work defies stereotypes and is more prevalent than most imagine? The answer is a Catch-22. Stigma and severe criminal penalties keep people from openly fighting laws and cultural attitudes.

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The treachery trinity of Tragedy-disbelief and murder of the soul, by Local child sexual molestation by the Local Catholic church, has not been dealt with by our justice system.  AS a Former Candidate for Governor of Indiana 2012, and Rape survivor by 2 cock sucking Priest in Indianapolis in 1961 or so at the local southside church with 2 steps. I am not even catholic.  After repeated misdirection by those willing to commit the Cardinal Sin of Covering up childhood sexual assault by clergy is running deep in this local church. I refuse to be denied my opportunity to reach restitution. Your Sin against Children will never be forgiven by any form of clergy until you made amends to our city and to ourselves. You see 2 of us were raped that morning. God Has a Personal Hold on your personal immortality in his afterlife. Make amends Now while you can. I want my story known one way or another. It Is "I".  a serial Childhood rape survivor. I want 2 things. A life-size monument to 2 noble people placed at the new restroom facility in front of the city-county building. In honor of our lost childhood and trip through Hell on Earth. Eli Lilly , Madam C. J. Walker. It Is "I". 

Really Ready Niche Sites & SEO 's curator insight, January 24, 2016 10:06 AM

Want some insight into the whos and whys of sex workers... then this article is a MUST read.

The fact is... it's almost a certainty that you know a sex worker. The nice college student, the pretty barista, the cute waitress, even your middle aged neighbor... these women (and many more) are very often offering a sexual service for money on the sly. 

Having said that... they deserve as much respect as anyone else. We need to stop our judgement toward these women. They're only fulfilling a demand that has existed since the beginning of time. 

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For Sex Industry, Bitcoin Steps In Where Credit Cards Fear To Tread

For Sex Industry, Bitcoin Steps In Where Credit Cards Fear To Tread | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Trying to crack down on sex trafficking, authorities have been going after online ads for adult services. Some in this industry have found a workaround to stay under the radar: cyber currency.
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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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Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape

Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape | Sex Work | Scoop.it

GJSS – Graduate Journal of Social Science, Volume 11, Issue 2

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You can read it all, in PDF format.

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Vote now for the 2015 Feminist Celebrity of the Year

Vote now for the 2015 Feminist Celebrity of the Year | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Ms. Foundation for Women celebrates all feminists all year long. Women and men who believe in social, economic and political equality are working every day to change the conversation and build a more equal society for ALL genders. Their work makes all the difference.
In 2014 we teamed up with Cosmopolitan.com for our first EVER Feminist Celebrity of the Year survey. You voted and we recognized those who used their impact, influence and notoriety to promote true equality.  These celebrities not only publicly identified as feminists but worked to change the national and international dialogue around diversity, inclusiveness and intersectionality. 

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Encourage the feminist movement to be pro #sexwork, vote for @margaretcho! via @DPopTart

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 4, 2015 3:54 PM

Surprise, some men are on the list.


If you must know, I voted for Margaret Cho.

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If you want to encourage the feminist movement to be pro sex work, vote for Cho!

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The Sacred Whore Goddess - YouTube

From Sacred (Holy) Whore to Dirty Whore: The Tragic Tale of a Goddess http://www.thefemalesex.blogspot.ca WARNING: The content of most of The Female Sex vide...
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Obv, I don't agree with statements ~ I know a number of sacred whores ~ but food for thought. 

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The age of ‘pre-crime’ has arrived

The age of ‘pre-crime’ has arrived | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Cities use license plate readers to send embarassing letters to anyone caught driving through areas known for prostitution.
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Really Ready Niche Sites & SEO 's curator insight, December 3, 2015 11:06 PM

Seriously? This kind of crap is implemented by men against men.

Why? Guilt. A lot of men feel guilty for wanting illicit interactions with sex workers. 

 

So, they project their shame on the guys who are doing what they secretly yearn to do. They also know it cuts into the bottom line for the ladies offering their services. Double whammy. 


It's OK boys.. sex workers will still be around whenever you're ready to take the plunge...

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