44 books — 46 voters
Sex work is an exchange of sexual services, performances, or products for material compensation, including direct and indirect sexual stimulation. It includes types of prostitution, exotic dancing, phone sex, and performing in adult films, as well as other potentially lesser-known forms of sex work. Sex work is often confused with human/sex trafficking. While they are similar, there are differences--the main one is that sex work is voluntary, while trafficking is not.
Staff picks: Feminist books for International Women’s Day
Sex Work in YA
11 books — 5 voters
2 books — 2 voters
Femininity, Hypergamy And Leveling Up Books: Non-fiction
23 books — 8 voters
Best Books Involving Sexwork (Fiction and Nonfiction)
388 books — 190 voters
Sex Worker Memoirs
163 books — 98 voters
“ The receptionist is confused. "That was quick," she observes. My client booked a thirty-minute session. We used fifteen. "He tried to slap me on the arse while I was on top," I explain, "He slapped himself on the nutsack. ...more ”
“ Prostitution arrests are racist. They have always been racist. In 1866, San Francisco police arrested 137 women, 'virtually all Chinese'; the police boasted that they had 'expelled three hundred Chinese women.' In the 1970s, the American Civil Liberties Union found that black women were seven times more likely to be arrested for prostitution-related offenses than white women. This disparity is no relic of the past: between 2012 and 2015, 85 percent of people charged with 'loitering for the purpo ...more ”
[close] a group for sex working folk who want to delve into self care, politics, history and all things sex industry! open to full service workers, Dom(mes), strippers, dancers, cam performers and other self identified sex workers!
1 member, last active 2 years ago
We all know working in the adult industry can sometimes feel lonely and leave us with questions …more
[close] We all know working in the adult industry can sometimes feel lonely and leave us with questions and the need for support. This book club is designed for individuls working in the sex industry (phone sex providers, cam girls, strippers, escorts, adult actors, etc.) to connect with other sex workers and discuss books and ideas related to the industry while also making connections! I'm aiming for 2 books a month - one related to our work or topics in sex and one off-topic book to give ourselves time for other interests and discussions outside of the daily grind!
9 members, last active 3 years ago
Sex worker bookclub & podcast. Hosted in-person at Bluestockings Collective Bookstore in NYC, bu…more
[close] Sex worker bookclub & podcast. Hosted in-person at Bluestockings Collective Bookstore in NYC, but hosted online for everyone. Please join and/or start your own local fireside chat. Come join in our video calls with authors, live twitter chats, share your favorite quotes here and on Instagram, and help us fill our bookshelves with books written by and for sex workers.
4 members, last active 2 years ago
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