Sex Industry

Sex Trade Business & Sex Workers

The sex industry (also called the sex trade) consists of businesses that either directly or indirectly provide sex-related products and services or adult entertainment. The industry includes activities involving direct provision of sex-related services, such as prostitutionstrip clubshost and hostess clubs and sex-related pastimes, such as pornography, sex-oriented men's magazinessex moviessex toys and fetish and BDSM paraphernalia.

  • 29Dec
    29Dec

    Directory of Sexologists

    Sex coaching is a paradigm shift. It is a departure from the medical model of human sexuality, the model that looks for dysfunction. Instead, sex coaching takes the rich knowledge base of sexology and helps people to create change through a coaching approach. This approach is sex positive, empowering, and whole-person centred. Continue reading

  • 8Dec
    8Dec

    Why Has Sex Addiction Become Such a Problem?

    The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) has just released a short position statement that says: Continue reading

  • 30Oct
    30Oct

    Playgirl is back

    Just over ten years since its final print issue Playgirl magazine has come back to life, with a renewed focus on the original, feminist slant that defined it in the 1970s and 80s. The first new issue of the magazine, which will now come out once every year, is helmed by a mostly female editorial team, and includes stories that cover everything from mental health, female activists, the patriarchy and parenting to female friendship and BDSM. Continue reading

  • 10Oct
    10Oct

    The positive impacts frequently watching porn can have on your sex life

    People sure seem to have a lot of ~opinions~ on porn, and especially when it involves women watching porn. They often make assumptions about the kinds of porn women will want to watch, and due to ye olde sexism, women are often judged more harshly for watching adult films than men are. You've likely heard the argument that watching pornography can negatively impact your sexual experiences in real life. Which, sure, it can, with many psychologists and experts linking some people's reliance on adult films to erectile issues, for example. But, a new study has found that for women, watching porn could actually have some pretty positive effects. Continue reading

  • 2Sep
    2Sep

    OnlyFans confirms new caps on tips and pay-per-view content, but says the changes are unrelated to Bella Thorne

    OnlyFans confirmed new rule changes today that could impact how much money creators make on the platform, as well as how quickly they get paid. The new rules include a $100 cap on paid private messages, compared to $200 before, and a $50 cap on pay-per-view posts for creators who don’t charge a subscription, compared to $200 previously. Continue reading

  • 31Aug
    31Aug

    Social distancing and sex work in the pandemic: "You have to have access to resources"

    Hunter, 30, was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has lived in Albuquerque for the past 12 years. She was working four jobs prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and each job has been impacted differently as a result of the quarantine. The most immediate shift was losing her most lucrative job dancing at a strip club two nights a week. She maintains her job as an educator and seller at a sexuality resource shop although she no longer meets customers in the store or in the classroom because all sales and classes now take place online. While her third job as a phone sex operator continues, she is actively seeking to increase what had been a small fourth revenue stream from her internet adult content. Continue reading

  • 21Aug
    21Aug

    Getting a job as a male escort

    Making the decision to dive into the world of escort services is intimidating at first. There are a lot of stigmas and secrets around the lives of escorts and others who provide intimacy services, and there are a lot of grey areas regarding precisely what the job can entail. If you’ve decided the time is right for you to try your luck as a male escort, there are some things to know and consider before putting yourself out there for the world to see. Continue reading

  • 24Jul
    24Jul

    A Day in the Life of a Gentlemen for Hire

    Thinking about life as a male escort? If you've got the brains and the body for it, you can make a lucrative career even just on the side. But working as an escort is a far different beast than other lines of service work. It's customer service to the next level. It's public relations on steroids. And it's also got secrecy and stigma surrounding it that's enough to deter plenty of qualified candidates for the job. Continue reading

  • 30May
    30May

    Women who use pornography more frequently tend to have better sexual outcomes, study finds

    The use of pornography does not appear to harm most women’s sexual functioning, according to new research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. In fact, the study provides evidence that pornography use among women is associated with several positive outcomes. Continue reading

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