What is Sex Work?
Provision of sexual services or performances by one person (Sex Worker) for which a second person (Client or Observer) provides money or other markers of economic value.
These markers of economic value may include:
- & More
Sex Work is an Umbrella Term Inclusive of:
|Trade Sex||Porn Performance||Dancing|
|Film/Video||Out Calls / In Calls||& More|
Sex Work Can Be Licit or Illicit.
Sex work involves a Worker, Consumer and oftentimes, a Manager.
In situations of illicit sex work, risk is involved for all three parties.
What is SESTA/FOSTA?
|What is it?
||How does it work?
||What’s the impact?
Why Do People Engage in Sex Work?
Sex Work is Work.
- Everyone who engages in sex work has personal, unique reasons for doing so.
- Sex work is one of the few trades in which someone without any formal education can provide for themselves at an equal level to someone with an advanced degree.
- However, sex workers who hold marginalized identities are uniquely vulnerable to racism, transphobia, xenophobia, classism, and other forms of structural violence.
Harm Reduction Interventions
|Drop-in Center||Community Organizing
& Policy Change
|Intra-community Skill Sharing|
|Medical & Health Services||Safer Drug Use & Overdose Prevention Materials||Street Outreach|
|Safer Sex Materials & Education||Anonymous Testing Services||Bad Date Sheet|
|Offer Hand Sanitizer, Antiseptic Wipes, Mouthwash, Makeup Remover Towelettes||Don’t assume!
Don’t try to “save” anyone from sex work