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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We learned a lot about the sex industry in the 1980s, especially in the wake of the still-unsolved murder of Leith Street girl Sheila Anderson.
One wife who has experienced the other side of the sex industry has spoken about the devastation she experienced when she discovered her husband was paying for sex.
Temporary migrants, who breach their visa conditions by working in the New Zealand sex industry, are vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous employers and clients.
This paper explores the rhetorical economy of contemporary radical feminist opposition to the sex industry, which is shaped by, and seems unable to move beyond, the 'sex war' dialectic.
"The national picture tells us that the sex industry is constantly changing and the development of the internet, social media and digital technologies has changed the working practices of many sex workers, taking the problem away from the streets.
This Note will examine how the abatement of Cambodia's sex industry requires effective education reform in order to overcome the cause of reoccurring poverty.
"The project also explored the attitudes and experiences of higher education staff across Wales, as well as university responses to student participation in the sex industry. "One of the findings of the project was that higher education staff expressed the need for training that would help them to understand student participation in the sex industry."
The researchers are now calling for an urgent "reframing of political debates" around the sex industry, moving away from the stereotypes that sex workers are "victimised women" and their clients are "predatory men".
The survey, which involved hundreds of students across South Wales among its respondents, found that nearly 5% of those surveyed have worked in the sex industry, with 22% admitting they have "considered" it.
And she hopes the Scottish Government will follow New Zealand's example and legalise the sex industry.
RY: On the matter of criminalization, it sounds like law enforcement is much more interested in the part of the sex industry that is in the public eye.
The report released by the Urban Institute on the underground commercial sex industry in eight major U.S.