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sex worker

, sex trade worker
One who engages in sexual activities in exchange for payment.
See: prostitution
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Those who leave sex work have "embodied" social structures (colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy) in such ways that they possess the mental capacities or "cognitive categories" (Wacquant 1990) needed to make a desired transition.
So I did sex work to supplement my income as there was no other work coming my way.
Growing up as a street kid, resorting to sex work came naturally.
pertains to the issue of sex work as a way of earning one's own money.
It also includes indirect sex work such as phone chat sex, web cam work, erotic dancing, stripping and glamour modelling.
Male Sex Work and Society (MSWaW) attacks this problem and succeeds, for the most part.
While most people who think of a sex worker picture a woman standing on a street corner, street-based sex work only comprises an estimated 5-15% of the sex industry.
Together, the series of papers is a call to governments to decriminalise sex work, say Lancet editor Richard Horton and senior executive editor Pamela Das in a commentary.
These themes overlap--discussions of noneconomic motivations for entering sex work focus instead on sex work as higher-calling care work, which in turn leads to positioning sex workers as servants of a cause rather than laborers in an economy, for example.
The case of Nevada, the only state where sex work is legal, demonstrates how lifting prohibition makes prostitutes safer.
This article presents findings from a qualitative research project that sought to explore the organization of sex work and women's experiences in the trade in a medium-size Canadian city.
The findings of the investigation support the rationale behind the CGEs formal position advocating for decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa.