Sex Work News
Sex Work News is a collection of handpicked articles from all over the web discusssing / writing about sex work in general with focus to Germany. We will always point the reader to the original source of the information, where the reader can find the entire article and the author’s contact details. If you are a sex worker and wish to participate by pointing us to existing information, please do so. Likewise, if you wish to submit a press release or raise awareness over issues in this industry, you can always get in touch with us by using the contact details on this website (we prefer email) or our social media accounts.
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Throughout history, art was a vehicle that was able to give a voice to the voiceless, to empower what the world at large saw at one point as an outsider, often misunderstood, ignored, having its worth manipulated by the ignorance of the masses. For many strong and resilient communities, art is one of the most […]
I understand why many (if not most) sex workers – and escorts in particular – 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, […]
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? […]
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 […]
STRASS (Strass Syndicat du travail sexuel), the Syndicate of Sex Workers in France, made a call for proposal for workshops for the international meeting of sex workers that will take place in Lyon between 31st of May and 2nd of June this year. They are actively looking for suggestions from sex workers from all over […]
KVA & Associates is a legal practice in Australia providing legal advice to the adult entertainment and sex work industry (Twitter). Lisa Ann is an American porn star, also an advocate (2010) of the Free Speech Coalition, which opposes the passage and enforcement of obscenity laws and many censorship laws but, ironically, not the “anti-piracy” laws. In a Youtube […]
A few days back, you could read in the UK’s Metro (and other newspapers) that one in nine men has paid to have sex and that they “tend to be” IT professionals between 25 and 34. Why you shouldn’t trust newspapers in general and tabloids in particular, despite them citing as their source of information […]
The Nordic Model has been causing a lot of stir in Europe, and for the good reasons, we must say. There have been public meetings in several countries and campaigning against this amendment from various NGO’s supporting the sex workers’ rights, including sex workers themselves, particularly in the UK and US. “Today, a growing consensus […]
New London Metropolitan University research by Nick Mai finds that decriminalising sex work and the people involved and making it easier for all migrants to become and remain documented would improve sex workers’ lives and working conditions and enable them to exercise their rights more fully. This is something that we’ve also been advocating for […]
Is prostitution anti-feminist? The sex work debate in Germany shows no signs of abating and prominent feminists like Chantal Louis of Emma magazine have spearheaded a campaign against it. But that’s only one side of the argument. Some sex workers in Germany argue the merits of their profession. Fabienne (aka Lady Velvet Steel) and Kristina […]
“Sex work” is such a catch-all term that it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what it means. It can be voluntary or involuntary. It can mean anything from pole dancing to stripping to prostitution to therapy. With a term so hard to pin down, forming an opinion about the definition becomes equally complex. The 11 films […]
Sexuality and Social Justice Toolkit toolkit is developed managed by members of the Sexuality, Poverty and Law Programme at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and was designed in consultation with our partners and friends of the Programme. It builds on the strong tradition of work on Sexuality and Development at IDS and on the […]
Sex is no stranger to the Internet, and yet sex workers — including porn actors, escorts and webcam models — continue to face unique hostility in the digital age. In addition to stigma, negativity and “rescue” efforts, many sex workers face discrimination from online services that most of us use without thinking twice. For example, […]