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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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.
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".
Studies and survivors' testimonies demonstrate that the sex industry is predicated on dehumanization, degradation and gender violence that can cause life-long physical and psychological harm.
In "Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry & Into the Arms of the Savior", Lobert writes about her sixteen-year journey being owned by a violent pimp who took every dollar and beat her multiple times within inches of her life.
The largest ever study on student attitudes to participation in the sex industry has found 39% of those who went into sex work did so to reduce debts at the end of their course, 64% were motivated by "earning money to fund a lifestyle", 56% wanted to meet basic living expenses and 45% wanted to avoid debt generally.
And she hopes the Scottish Government will follow New Zealand's example and legalise the sex industry.
In Romania, going into the sex industry doesn't have the taboo that it does in England.
He claimed he had been seduced into the lifestyle by an individual involved in the sex industry who affected his "emotions and intelligence".
Home Affairs and Justice Minister Brendan O Connor said the draft legislation was also targetted at people being trafficked into Australia to work, particularly in the sex industry.
The Sweet project has been running in Huddersfield for ten years and offers support to adults aged over 19 who work in the sex industry and those wanting to leave sex work.
Bulgaria is in dire need of writing a new law on prostitution, given that it is clear that current statute is outmoded and inappropriate to modern realities--including those realities, as highlighted by Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, that link the country's sex industry to organised crime.
London was more notorious for prostitutes than Amsterdam, Paris or Vienna and 'profits from the sex industry financed the development of whole sections'.