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Yes, I am a Cam Girl and I Have Self-Respect

Yes, I am a Cam Girl and I Have Self-Respect | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I’m a cam girl and I have self-respect and value. Society shouldn’t shame or dictate what I do with my body. Why is something that I find so empowering and liberating something that would shatter a...

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Interview with Angela Davis

Interview with Angela Davis | Sex Work | Scoop.it

This interview with Angela Davis was originally published in the Vol. 10. no. 1 1999 issue of the Hastings Women's Law Journal, and is from Siobhan's book-in-progress Dancing Shadows: Interviews with Men and Women Sex Workers of Color.


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Documentary 'Aroused' explores what makes women turn to porn careers - Fox News

Documentary 'Aroused' explores what makes women turn to porn careers - Fox News | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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Anderson was inspired to explore these women's stories after casting a porn star in a photo shoot for a magazine.

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Male sex workers under spotlight in UNE study

Male sex workers under spotlight in UNE study | Sex Work | Scoop.it
ACADEMICS conducting a pioneering study into the sex industry want to interview male sex workers in Armidale.
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China sex capital in for makeover - World - NZ Herald News

China sex capital in for makeover - World - NZ Herald News | Sex Work | Scoop.it

An astonishing 300,000 sex workers - known as "technicians" - are thought to ply their trade in thousands of side-street parlours, hotels, spas and karaoke bars of Dongguan.

 

...Intent on shedding the city's image as China's capital of sleaze, authorities are now going on the offensive.

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S.F. law enforcement to stop using condoms to arrest, prosecute sex workers

S.F. law enforcement to stop using condoms to arrest, prosecute sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Police and prosecutors in San Francisco will no longer use condoms as evidence when arresting and charging sex workers, according to an agreement announced Tuesday between The City’s law enforcement agencies and the Human Rights Commission.

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Film explores fate of sex work

Film explores fate of sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Is prostitution the oldest profession or the oldest oppression?

That’s the question Kent Nason and Teresa MacInnes explore in their feature documentary, Buying Sex, premiering tonight at the prestigious Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto.
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Call for Submissions: Best Women’s Erotica 2014 | violet blue ® :: open source sex

Call for Submissions: Best Women’s Erotica 2014 | violet blue ® :: open source sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it
It's time... Best Women's Erotica 2013 is on shelves both virtual and actual, and I'm delighted to see it has glowing 5-star reviews. My new book Voracious

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More men seek 'domination' in Ireland

More men seek 'domination' in Ireland | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Asked about the market for BDSM in the Irish sex industry now, she said: "I have a feeling it has taken a bigger hit in one sense than the sex industry, as a 'bit of auld kink' was a luxury that well-heeled people and couples took on board with the Louboutins and a second high-performance car. That dropped off drastically in recession, but in another sense, the drive to submit can be almost irresistible. And people cannot function without release at some point."

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PICTURED: The money a stripper makes in just one shift (and it's more than many of us make in a month)

PICTURED: The money a stripper makes in just one shift (and it's more than many of us make in a month) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The image shows approximately $3,345 in mixed bills, as calculated by commenters, meaning that just three shifts a month would see her earn $120,000 a year in tips alone.

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Heidi Fleiss Gives Tour Of A Swanky New Brothel

Heidi Fleiss Gives Tour Of A Swanky New Brothel | Sex Work | Scoop.it

In this clip from "Oprah: Where Are They Now?", Heidi takes cameras inside this newly updated brothel, showing off recent renovations -- ever seen a $6,000 showerhead? -- and revealing plans for the continued renovations to make the brothel even more inviting. Of course, Heidi says, it's been a lot of work to get Dennis Hof's Love Ranch up to her standards.

 

"We bought it from a 200-year-old pimp," Heidi jokes in the clip. "Really, this [brothel] was very similar to a women's penitentiary. Even how you entered: You had to go through all these weird bars and buzzers, and someone's peering out the little peephole, scoping you up and down. It was so dark in here, you had to be escorted with a little flashlight down these hallways. And it was kind of scary... It was really a creepy feeling."

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Desperate times call for kinky measures: Try phone sex

Desperate times call for kinky measures: Try phone sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Do you have financial woes that can’t be cured with a couple extra shifts at Trader Joe's? Like everyone else in Brooklyn, I’m…
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FYI, Julie Bindel: Your Ideas About Sex Work Reseach Affect Sex Worker Students

FYI, Julie Bindel: Your Ideas About Sex Work Reseach Affect Sex Worker Students | Sex Work | Scoop.it

As we all know, sex work is about making money, so for anyone who is a sex worker because school is so goddamned expensive, the threat of job loss would effectively bar them from researching their own occupations. Or would special ethics restrictions only apply to students who get into sex work forresearch — the already-sullied are good to go, but the Research Ethics Board must defend the chastity of the non-whoring students? Would they “protect” other feminists and labour scholars from conducting autoethnographic research?

 

I’m writing a paper right this second using an autoethnographic approach to sex work research. It’s scary enough to write about sex, work, sexual assault, disability, stigmatization, fear, shame, coercion and the host of other issues that have cropped up, without subjecting myself to regulation and discipline by an institution that is fundamentally uninterested in sex workers’ rights. The kind of pressure Bindel suggests putting on sex workers — and the kind of pressure the PAR-L poster does put on sex workers by highlighting “students direct involvement with the sex industry” in an attempt to generate moral panic — would have a chilling effect on sex worker-led research and a negative impact on sex workers’ access to education.

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'Ugly mugs' improving public safety

'Ugly mugs' improving public safety | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The information gathered by a database designed to help protect sex workers is now being used to help police identify rapists and serial offenders.

 

The "Ugly Mugs" project works by sharing information on violent or potentially dangerous clients and known criminals, and makes it easier for the workers to report attacks.

 

Workers have reported 250 crimes and it is thought the information has already helped secure at least eight convictions.


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Transcript of this oral arguments before Supreme Court on anti-prostitution pledge

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New Porn Studies Journal

New Porn Studies Journal | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Feona Attwood (Middlesex University) and Clarissa Smith (University of Sunderland), and Routledge are pleased to announce the launch of a new journal devoted to the study of pornography.

Porn Studies is the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts. Porn Studies will publish innovative work examining specifically sexual and explicit media forms, their connections to wider media landscapes and their links to the broader spheres of (sex) work across historical periods and national contexts.

Porn Studies is an interdisciplinary journal informed by critical sexuality studies and work exploring the intersection of sexuality, gender, race, class, age and ability. It

focuses on developing knowledge of pornographies past and present, in all their variations and around the world. Because pornography studies are still in their infancy we are also interested in discussions that focus on theoretical approaches, methodology and research ethics. Alongside articles, the journal includes a forum devoted to shorter observations, developments, debates or issues in porn studies, designed to encourage exchange and debate.

Porn Studies invites submissions for publication, commencing with its first issue in Spring 2014. Articles should be between 5000 and 8000 words. Forum submissions should be 500-1500 words. Book reviews should be between 800 and 1500 words. Submissions will be refereed anonymously by at least two referees.

In the first instance submissions, queries and suggestions should be sent to: editorspstudies@gmail.com

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Denver Colorado Police and Attorney General John Suthers are forcing prostitutes to lie against their will about being sex trafficked

Denver Colorado Police and Attorney General John Suthers are forcing prostitutes to lie against their will about being sex trafficked | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Police departments, and the Attorney Generals around the country receive huge grants of money from the Federal government for fighting Sex Trafficking. When they don’t find any forced against their will prostitute victims – They make them up, so that they won’t lose funding.

 

Denver vice Lieutenant Aaron Sanchez says: “Prostitutes are not friendly. It’s not like you’re talking to a child-abuse victim or a fifteen-year-old sex assault victim who wants to cry out and wants to explain what happened or is just scared. These girls just flat out say, ‘Nope, that’s not what’s happening.’

 

“We have to help them realize they are victims,” Denver vice Lieutenant Aaron Sanchez says.

 

So… the police are trying to invent victims? Where no victim exist?

 

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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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'No Condoms as Evidence' Legislation Up for Debate in Albany | VICE United States

'No Condoms as Evidence' Legislation Up for Debate in Albany | VICE United States | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The evening's theme is “Pretty Woman Redux.” The gathering is part of a monthly storytelling series from the sex-workers' rights group, the Red Umbrella Project. For two hours, a handful of New York’s most articulate “hos” (as they endearingly call themselves), share intimate, industry tales.

 

As in past sessions, donations from the event will benefit a cause vital to every sex worker in the city: banning the New York Police Department’s well-documented practice of using condom possession as evidence of prostitution.

 

It’s a battle health rights advocates have fought for years. In every legislative session since 1999, proponents of a “No Condoms as Evidence” bill have asked state lawmakers to squelch the practice, citing evidence that it’s forced sex workers to stop carrying and using condoms altogether. In every session, the bill has died on the committee floor.

 

In recent months, however, efforts to engage lawmakers have accelerated, thanks to studies released in 2012 by the Pros Network and Human Rights Watch—two Manhattan-based organizations that say the policy has led to a serious public-health crisis.

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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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Harlotry: Rape Is No Different For A Sex Worker, Recovery Is Victory For All

Harlotry: Rape Is No Different For A Sex Worker, Recovery Is Victory For All | Sex Work | Scoop.it

I believe a lot of what helped me deal with not only the rape itself, but also the abuse, was my background in sex work.Rape is, of course, no less horrible for a whore than it is for a civilian woman. Abuse is, of course, no less horrible for a sex worker than it is for a civilian woman. Violation is violation is violation and an invasion of something so deeply personal as one’s body or mind is, I think, the worst violation one can experience, but I was no stranger to having sex with people I would normally have had no interest in fucking. The difference here was that this time I’d been forced. I wasn’t being paid, I wasn’t gaining anything, and I had made my unwillingness very clear. I hadn’t said “yes” and meant “if you have to,” I’d said “no” and meant “no.” But just as I had been able to put my work sex into a box in my brain that separated it from my pleasure sex, I was able to put this act of sexual violation into a box and move on with the business of living my life.

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Overturn US anti-prostitution pledge to support sex workers and combat HIV

Overturn US anti-prostitution pledge to support sex workers and combat HIV | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Chi Mgbako: Supreme court must put public health above misguided moralism and end Pepfar policy that stigmatises sex workers
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Litigation for Emancipation | Cult of Gracie

Litigation for Emancipation | Cult of Gracie | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Litigation for Emancipation is a GoFundMe project to raise enough funds to begin a federal court case proposed by Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLER). ESPLER’s legal battle aims to advance our sexual privacy rights by attacking the prostitution law of the state of California on the grounds that morality is not a basis for legislation.

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In the video, you'll hear from First Amendment and constitutional rights attorney H. Louis Sirkin about the legal issues and history of prostituion involved in this case.

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