About Sex Work
“Sex work” is a broad term we use to describe the collective alternative profession of those who work with sexuality directly and in an interactive fashion in their work. When hearing the term, many people imagine the street walker that was on last weeks “Law & Order” episode on their television. Others may recall stories of the high end escorts managed by Heidi Fleiss and Deborah Palfrey. Perhaps you remember a news program about a victim of sex slavery trafficked in from Russia or Thailand. What is your image? The strip club dancer in her stilettos, the dominatrix in leather or latex, the porn stars on their sets under hot bright lights… have you ever heard of a sexological bodyworker, a sacred intimate or a daka/dakini?
Sex work is a varied and fascinating industry. Our hope to is raise awareness that sex work is not necessarily what it is believed to be. We also implore you respect that many of the ills often socially and mentally associated with sex work are NOT issues surrounding sex work. Drug addiction, STD’s, abuse and human trafficking are issues in all strata of society. These and are human health and safety concerns.
There is a tremendous amount of information on-line for those who would like to learn more about sex work and industry issues. We would like to specifically refer you to Sin City Alternatives Professionals’ Association, SCAPA-LV. Their “About Sex Work” page has a wonderful collection of FAQ’s, discussions, articles, statistics and research. Their “Books”, “Media” and “Publications pages are also of note.
Please also reference our “Organizations” page where you will find links to organizations that provide pages of links, and ever more links.