via Wikipedia: A sex worker is a person who works in the sex industry, specifically, a person who commercially trades in sex or sexual stimulation. The term is usually used in reference to those in the sex industry that actually provide such sexual services, as opposed to management and staff of such industries. Some sex workers are paid to engage in sexually explicit behavior which involve varying degrees of physical contact with clients (prostitutes, escorts, dominatrices); pornography models and actors engage in sexually explicit behavior which are filmed or photographed. Phone sex operators have sexually-oriented conversations with clients. Other sex workers are paid to engage in live sexual performance, such as web cam sex and phone sex and performers in live sex shows. Some sex workers perform erotic dances and other acts for an audience (striptease, Go-Go dancing, burlesque, peep shows).
Although the term is sometimes viewed as a synonym or euphemism for prostitution, the term is meant as a general term for erotic labor in any of the different parts of the sex industry, hence, strippers and performers in pornography (who generally do not define themselves as prostitutes) are also considered sex workers.
Read my posts about sex work.
Some of the reasons I love doing sex work!
I want to break some of the stereotypes in the public mind that surround the sex industry and specifically sex workers.
Why? Due to the current social climate and stigma surrounding the sex industry and its workers laws and policies are being created and upheld that simply do not work for us. From the Crimes against Nature Law in Louisiana that says every woman who is convicted of prostitution has to register as a sex offender to how law enforcement is able to use condoms as evidence; some of our laws are just ridiculous and seem to be founded on social stigma rather than justice.
Media misrepresentation is another issue. Sex workers are not allowed the room to speak because most people don’t think we know whats good for us. Time and time again we are misrepresented by Everyone, including women that identify as feminists and claim to be fighting on our side.
This is a collection of blog posts written by sex workers aimed at fighting common misconceptions:
Sex Worker Activism and Advocacy Resources:
Sex Worker Rights and Awareness Information:
- Naughty Neighbors, September 2007
- Rachel’s – West Palm Beach, Florida
- Pure Platinum – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Naked Webcam Shows/Virtual Peep Shows
- Flirt4Free – no longer working on that site
- Meet Sequoia - this is my site that advertises my services as a paid companion. I do not allow reviews nor do I discuss my services through email or phone. Rates are for my time and companionship only.