Sex Work

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.

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights
Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work
Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry
Whores and Other Feminists
Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry
Rent Girl
Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex
Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival
Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk
Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy
Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture)
$pread: The Best of the Magazine that Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution
Global Sex Workers (Oxford Historical Monographs)

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