10 books — 5 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.
Sex Work in YA
Sex Worker Memoirs
133 books — 83 voters
Best Books Involving Sexwork (Fiction and Nonfiction)
269 books — 173 voters
Sex Worker Book List - International
35 books — 16 voters
Staff picks: Feminist books for International Women’s Day
39 books — 40 voters
“ When I was thinking about How Poetry Saved My Life entering the “big literary world” I more so viewed it as sub genre or an underdog book because there are still comparatively so few books about sex work, especially from authors who once worked street, like I have. Disclosing to working street-level sex work still feels risky to me. Apart from Runaway by Evelyn Lau (published in 1989) I have yet to read a first person memoir about street work. More of these stories must be out there—perhaps I ju ...more ”
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!
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