I understand why many (if not most) sex workers don’t wish to speak with the press and don’t feel like answering people who want to know stuff about their lives, sometimes to a level that gets rather personal. Many of us went through hell and back on several occasions, many suffered physical and psychological abuse while doing our jobs, we’ve been insulted, mistreated, stigmatised and, depending on where we live or work, imprisoned and made to feel like we are the scum of the earth. Others had it easier and life treated them decently. Education, living standards, ethnic group appurtenance and laws have a lot do to with how safe we feel and are, how society treats its vulnerable members, how much dignity we are able to nurture and hold, the quality of life and, among others, what real chances of survival and earning we have. Granted, what constitutes as main media has not yet earned its reputation for writing about sex workers in a respectful, objective, free-from-judgement manner (1) and do its fact-checking with the same level of rigorosity
Update 16.08.2016: we’re a bit short-handed until September, but we do take bookings, please get in touch. Hey stranger and loyal lover! We dearly appreciate your visit and your intentions so while we regret that we can’t meet you right now (it would’ve been fun, as always), we’re also happy to be able to take a break and enjoy different settings, have an emotional refresh and meet with old friends over a glass of fine wine. We’re away until September 4th. You can still leave your messages through email (Facebook closed our page for no reason) and WhatsApp and even pre-book appointments for after September 4th, when most of us should be back, but we won’t be able to keep in touch with you as much as we’d like to or confirm booking dates, so please be patient and rest assured that we’ll be right back to business as soon as possible. Thanks for reading, guys. Meanwhile have some fun in Berlin your way and remember to tell us all about it.
It’s generally not the random horniness or the “plain old nasty” when people wish and decide to have affairs. Affairs stem from the very fiddly aspect of our romantic psychology and lust may have very little to do with it. Watch this 3 minutes video essay on the reasons why we have affairs and why not to get too harsh with yourself or your partner since people almost never get into a relationship with the same needs for closeness or distance. In the end is openness, respect and understanding that keeps it all together.
To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa by Chi Adanna Mgbako is an incredibly well-written, unique, and important contribution to the conversation around sex work and considered to be the first book to fully document the sex workers’ rights movement in Africa. Chi Adanna Mgbako, a Clinical Professor of Law in the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, drew upon her original fieldwork from seven African countries, including interviews with 160 sex worker activists, to write To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa, a story of the brave men and women at the heart of the sex workers’ rights movement across the continent. The first-person testimonies give the reader an invaluable insight into the strength and determination various activists have displayed in the face of the many adversities that flow from the marginalization of entire groups of people. The book introduces the reader to the subject of sex work, and then goes on to explain the various harms that flow from criminalization and the status of activism
Rather than patronising sex workers with criminal and police laws, they should be protected from exploitative brothel operators by using the trade law in Germany, says Dr. Monika Frommel, emeritus criminal law professor and co-editor of the legal journal Neue Kriminalpolitik. Why do politicians fail yet again to adequately regulate prostitution during this legislative period? The goal of a reform should be to control brothel operators as effectively as possible. But instead, a draft bill has been created that will achieve the opposite: the strict and bureaucratic monitoring of sex workers. Brothel operators, on the other hand, have little to be afraid of. Instead of “protection” from exploitation, the draft bill, modified several times and unlikely to draw a consensus, includes the duty to register and undergo health checks for those individually engaging in this line of work (it was once called “Bockschein”). Health authorities are supposed to be responsible for those health checks but they can neither provide comprehensive advice nor offer affordable HIV prevention. If one dictates mandatory health checks carrying potential sanctions anyway, one creates an entirely useless Normenfalle [lit.
There’s a lot of eroticism in twerking; from the hot African beauties, to Miley Cyrus and to internet celebrity Lexy Panterra, twerking is now a full-blown (and we lasciviously emphasize blow) fun act that’s practised by all sorts of celebrities and dancers from around the world. When you see that ass move like that, it’s a turn on for everyone. We friggin’ love it! Here’s Lexy showing off on the streets of Hollywood for your enjoyment; she’s twerking like you can’t believe it to “Middle” by DJ Snake featuring Bipolar Sunshine song.
“Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object” is a lively meditation on the profession of nude modeling – that ‘spine-tingling combination of power and vulnerability, submission and dominance’ – as it has been practiced in history and as it is practiced today. Nude modeling is so far afield from anything most of people ever do. Except for sex work, as far as we’re concerned. Rooney is also quite knowledgeable of the history of art modeling and this easily transpires from the beginning.
Whаt is Ѕеx wоrk? Althоugh an оffісіаl dеfіnіtіоn оf ѕеx work dоеѕ nоt еxіѕt, AJWS rеfеrѕ tо ѕеx wоrk аѕ thе act оf рrоvіdіng ѕеxuаl ѕеrvісеѕ in еxсhаngе fоr mоnеу, gооdѕ оr fаvоrѕ. Thіѕ tеrm hаѕ rерlасеd thе word prostitution, whісh іѕ marked bу years оf ѕосіаl ѕtіgmа. The term ѕеx wоrk and, іn turn, ѕеx wоrkеr, bеttеr describes the wоrk аnd thе аdultѕ engaging іn it. It separates thе есоnоmіс асtіvіtу frоm a personal іdеntіtу аnd recognizes thаt ѕеx workers, like all реорlе, hаvе іdеntіtіеѕ bеуоnd thеіr occupation. Whо are the sеx workers? Sеx wоrkеrѕ соmе frоm dіvеrѕе backgrounds across thе globe, rерrеѕеntіng a wіdе rаngе оf class, еthnіс and racial іdеntіtіеѕ, аnd sexual оrіеntаtіоnѕ. Whіlе the mаjоrіtу оf ѕеx wоrkеrѕ thrоughоut the wоrld are female, ѕоmе аrе mеn and trаnѕ реорlе. Though mаnу соnvеrѕаtіоnѕ аbоut sex work сеntеr around wоmеn’ѕ vulnеrаbіlіtу tо ѕеxuаl and physical аbuѕе, male and trаnѕ ѕеx wоrkеrѕ аrе аlѕо at rіѕk оf vіоlеnсе аnd are often stigmatized bесаuѕе of thеіr ѕеxuаl оrіеntаtіоn оr gеndеr іdеntіtу. Sеx workers аlѕо span thе rаngе оf mаrіtаl аnd
Internet is been going wild on big black booties for some time now. All those big buttocks twerking gifs turned the teenage boys and older chaps alike into big ass lovers who are now proud and easy to admit that they dig chubby girls and they find them absolutely stunning. It was about damn time, truth be told. The standards set by the fashion industry and showbiz were ridiculous, unhealthy and didn’t catered to enough social groups. Enter normality – because big behinds and large shoulders are just as normal as any other body type. What I personally find even more laudable and fair is that the trend finally included black women and we can see that many white men actually enjoy having / loving / tapping / kissing / holding / masturbating to these plus size gorgeous lovers. Variety, I’ve always said, is the secret to a fulfilled life. I’m a rather well padded woman myself although not the big booty type. I’m not proud but neither ashamed of my body. I feel that its shape is the way
Prostitution in itself is not dangerous. The overwhelming majority of sex encounters we have during our lives are not dangerous. Escorting is nothing more than having sex (although many times it doesn’t involve penetration of any kind, or even touching!) and getting paid for it. Getting paid for having sex is not intrinsically dangerous. Unlike, for example, entertainment like boxing, or stunts in Hollywood movies. — Escorting Advice (@EscortingAdvice) July 29, 2015 Celebrities are sure trying to make sex work to look bad, from a safety perspective (let alone the dangerously arrogance of stating that it’s immoral – no one is asking you to do it, honey!). It’s not. Giving rights (allow me to say it again, with more emphasis this time: R-I-G-H-T-S) to sex workers only makes their lives better. When you criminalize their actions or their decisions to use their bodies to make profit because you don’t agree with that and/or you refuse to acknowledge the growing body of research, you’re harming sex workers and the society at large. Here’s a better written article that the excerpt below
In the video below Rebecca Watson, a rational and articulated youtuber makes the case, sarcastically, for why we should outlaw childbirth based on the findings of a study that shows that more people regret having children than regret having abortions. After seeing the video and getting an idea of where I’m heading with this, please read on to see a number of reasons why those who argue that are pro-life are in fact doing more damage than good and they’re practically the very same people that we, as sex workers, have to deal with quite frequently, especially on the Internet. “A new study published in Plos One has found that 99% of women who have had abortions say that in retrospect having the abortion was the right decision to make at the time. This is only news because conservative Christians are constantly trying to tell women that they’re going to regret their decisions even going so far as to suggest that having an abortion will raise your chance other depression or suicide – both the which are completely untrue but
Media boasts about people being trafficked and ending up working as sex workers for decades. They were and are wrong in most cases. And it’s very saddening to realize this, because my life can be seriously affected by these poorly researched articles written by journalists with an agenda or who claim to have a moral right to tell others how to live their lives. The point here, I guess, it’s that my life has never been affected by the work I do and I’ve been providing sexual services for the past 5 years in Germany and other countries in UE. Not any more than your life has been affected as a doctor, politician, lawyer or teacher. There are some health risks involved, but those are extremely slim; you are taking more health risks as a surgeon or psychiatrist who is working with refugees and people with mental problems than I am. You are more likely (read tempted or in the position) to do something against the law or a mistake that involves the wellbeing of others as a politician or
New Zealand is the best place in the world to be a prostitute thanks to its robust laws, according an organisation which represents the nation’s sex workers. For almost a decade and a half, sex workers in New Zealand have been protected by the Prostitution Reform Act 2003, which sought to decriminalise prostitution. #NewZealand ‘best country to work as a #sexwork-er’, says New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective http://t.co/3p33nphju0 pic.twitter.com/DaETw9NdCv — Research Project GER (@photogroffee) May 23, 2015 It’s not pot luck that New Zealand prostitutes have it better, says news.com.au website. It can all be traced to a single piece of legislation that passed through parliament in 2003 — the Prostitution Reform Act. The decision 12 years ago to decriminalise sex work meant it became legal to work in managed brothels without a size limit, work for yourself, work from home, work from the street or work from the web. Janelle Fawkes from the Scarlett Alliance Sex Workers Association said it was time the rest of the country caught up. “Decriminalisation is recognised by the United Nations Secretary General, United Nations
Global Sex Workers presents the personal experiences of sex workers around the world. Drawing on their individual narratives, it explores international struggles to uphold the rights of this often marginalized group. Sexual preferences are determined culturally in our societies for the most part. It’s a treat we all share regardless of sex, but societal standards (such as what’s desired in terms of body shapes and what’s considered to be beautiful, in what parts of the world and why) can be influenced by the level of education and historical aspects of that society, to oversimplify. The book makes a very good case for why all forms of sex work should be legal (age, consent and informed decision are already implied) and how, once entirely decriminalised, it can positively affect a vast number of aspects regarding the industries formed around it, including the public understanding of sex work, like the social stigma. Get it securely from Amazon. The concept of sex work emerged in the 70s through the prostitutes’ rights movements in the US and Western Europe. Definitions and stances came to light