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Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry

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A self-help book for sex workers.
Sex work is “easy money?” Hardly. The adult industry is riddled with pitfalls and dangers. Erotic labor is often emotionally demanding, draining, and complex. It can be hard to know who to turn to for advice on keeping yourself safe and sane. Lola Davina, former stripper, dominatrix, porn actress and escort, provides the life skills you nee
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ebook, 220 pages
Published May 1st 2017 by The Erotic as Power Press LLC
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Olivia Sapian
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't care if you are just curious about sex work, an old pro, or just thinking of starting in sex work yourself, this is the book for you.

Well written and so engaging. I usually can't stand non-fiction/self help books. Seriously look at my bookshelf here, its all paranormal smut books. This book had me engaged and hooked throughout. An absolute pleasure to read.

Im not going to lie, it gets heavy. One of the exercises literally had me broke down sobbing like a punk, but I needed it to finall
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Kristy Billuni
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a book about wielding your sexual power and earning money with it unapologetically, and it offers all the heartfelt, streetwise wisdom you want from a mentor in any profession.

Lola does not candy-coat the experience of the sex industry, but she does not judge, demonize, or victimize sex workers either. To say her tone is nonjudgmental is an understatement. She doesn’t just avoid slut shaming; she challenges it head-on and offers sex workers thoughtful, well-reasoned encouragement and su
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Martha
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a sexologist, I was immediately interested to review the new book Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry by Lola Davina. I interviewed her for my weekly radio show Eros Evolution and you can listen to it here.

I feel that sex work is always going to be an area that requires more education, with messages such as sex work is work; not all sex workers are victims and forced into it; and that sex workers have rights and the need for respect and safety just like
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Flo Neamţiu
There’s this anti human-trafficking group I’m considering to join because they need Romanian speakers. I was shocked and devastated to find out how many of my conationals are being trafficked in the brothels in Czech Republic. Call me ignorant, but I wasn’t aware of the problem being at such a scale.
I joined one of their meetings and I needed days to recover emotionally afterwards. It’s such a sensitive and complicated topic. And me - I had a protected blissful childhood and was raised in a con
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I came across this book for my research in the dating and relationship field. However, I quickly realized that this book had more than I first thought.... for example, the very comprehensive section on MONEY.

This woman advocates for sex workers to Pay Their Taxes. What?!

The info is SO solid... my take away from it... if you're a solopreneur... just read this for the section on how to handle your money. And if you're a sex worker then this book could probably become some type of bible for the i
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Kristian
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
a MUST READ!!!
Veronica Turbay
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lola is fantastic, her book covers an extensive & very detail areas of the business. I read this book 2 times and love it!
From marketing, personal issues, empower. Definitely recommended!
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Lola Davina has spent more than 25 years in and around the sex industry, working as a stripper, dominatrix, porn actress, and escort over a fifteen-year period. She has earned an M.A. in Human Sexuality and an M.S. in Nonprofit Fundraising, and writes a self-care and wellness column for YNOTcam.com.