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A letter from a sex worker.

November 9, 2014

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A sex worker sent us a copy of her letter to her MP against the criminalization of sex work in the Modern Slavery bill. We found it to be a moving plea to be heard, and are reproducing it with permission here. Content note for rape and child abuse. I am writing to you as a constituent  to ask you […]

A Survivour Speaks

April 24, 2014

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Hello, I’m Lori from Kink, etc… Recently I shared a bit about my story about being a victim of the industry and a little about how my views of the sex workers has changed. In case you missed it you can find it on Sortify. Today, I wanted to share a bit more about it […]

Taxable Blow jobs

August 30, 2013

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We are constantly accused of not paying tax, which in many countries is simply untrue @sweetEmilyJ wrote this great piece which presents the Canadian perspective. and has kindly given permission to republish it here. Sex work is work, paying tax is part of the deal.  You can find out more about Emily here.   Taxable […]

DIRTY DANCING, THE BODY POLITICS OF LAP-DANCING CLUBS

August 22, 2013

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This post is republished with the kind permission of  @princessjack a former dancer and fetish model.  After beginning a self-funded PhD into Lap-dancing, emotion and affect at LJMU, now a funded PhD student at Leeds Met researching sex workers’ experiences of prison. Her research interests cluster around the regulation of womens’ bodies and include whiteness, the chav, class, […]

Dont put your daughter on the stage Mrs Worthington.

August 5, 2013

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The sixth in our series on problematic languge, this post addresses the “But would you want your daughter to be a sex worker?” When the antis plan their next line of attack the “Would you let your child be a prostitute?” masterclass must be packed to the seams, since it is brought up every time […]

How I became a client.

July 29, 2013

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Those opposed to sex work try to demonise service users, and claim we need protecting from them. This piece challenges the idea they are anything but ordinary men and women. by Dexter Richards I did something recently with another adult behind closed doors in private. It was legal in the city where I reside. It […]

Finding my voice

July 21, 2013

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Some people may have already read this post by a sex worker explaining why being a victim of rape does not take away her ability to consent, it is worth repeating, since so many do not seem able to grasp this basic concept. This post discusses in detail and quite graphically my first hand account of rape and sexual […]