sex industry

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sex industry

The commercial enterprises related to sale or purchase of sex-related services, ranging from individual 'workers' in prostitution to the pornographic end of the entertainment industry. See AIDS, Condoms, HIV, Safe sexual activities, Sexual work, Sexual deviancy, Sexually-transmitted diseases.

sex industry

Any business whose earnings derive from the exchange of money for sexual favors or the representation of sex in print, photographic media, video, or the Internet.
Synonym: sex trade
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Its hypocritical that banks do not provide services to the adult industry when businesses are appropriately registered and regulated.
Its primary mission is to serve as a support organization for workers in all facets of the adult industry.
Deen, who is presently dating American pornographic actor, writer and model Stoya, claimed that while the adult industry was heavily regulated, it still had its critics.
The Star Booth will offer hot and sensually saturated performances of such adult industry stars as Adriana Russo (Hungary),
The state of the adult industry is not a joke," Duke tells me.
Many Black women entering the adult industry desire fame, not only because it is seen as a path to greater wealth and access to resources that lie outside of their communities, but also because they seek greater visibility.
Performers are tested every three weeks for HIV and monthly for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis through the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation (AIM), a nonprofit organization created in 1998 to provide testing and monitoring, medical services, counseling and education.
Still, they've been defending the adult industry for a long time, and they know how much certain people would like to shut it all down--not just Extreme Associates and its ilk, but every company in every booth on the floor above them, the whole shamelessly hedonistic spectacle.
In January, Los Angeles City Council adopted an historic ordinance that ties issuance of adult film permits to condom use in the films; since then adult industry sources have alleged that AHF, the main proponent of the measure, was seeking to secure the City contract for inspecting film sets for compliance
The party convenor added that with economists expecting the unemployment rate to rise, the federal government's proposed internet filter to block up to 10,000 unwanted sites could cost 16,000 adult industry jobs.
But the council eventually backed away from a ``no-touch'' provision after the adult industry gathered signatures for a public vote.
The Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, which tests porn actors for sexually transmitted diseases, said it believed Jennifer's case had been "contained".

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