Women Who Sell Sex

Women Who Sell Sex

Our review suggests that this diversity applies to the psychology of selling sex, as well. In Chap. 2, we discussed how women are motivated to sell sex for a variety of reasons, ranging from financial need and substance abuse to ...

Author: Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030470272

Category: Psychology

Page: 181

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Based on leading empirical psychological research from around the world, this book offers valuable insights on women who sell sex. It synthesizes the extensive body of scholarly work on the topic of women selling sex from a psychological perspective in order to understand why women choose to do so. In turn, the book highlights a range of important sociocultural contexts surrounding the sale of sex that are major sources of stress, and examines how women cope with these circumstances. Illustrating the multi-faceted nature of selling sex, the book will contribute to debates on individual and societal responses to this major sociopolitical—and at the same time, deeply personal—issue. Including original case material and outlining future directions for researchers, it offers an informative and engaging resource for academics, researchers, students and professionals around the globe.
Categories: Psychology

Women Sex and the Law

Women  Sex  and the Law

Statistics on the number of women who sell their sexual services to other women are not readily available . There is , however , empirical evidence that quite a few lesbians do sell their sexual services to men.17 Some prostitutes claim ...

Author: Rosemarie Tong

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 084767231X

Category: Law

Page: 216

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Feminist scholars have long been concerned with how women and sexuality are perceived and treated by the American legal system. Feminists have put forth a variety of arguments seeking the causes and solutions to the class-based and sex-biased characteristics of the legal system that contribute to the victimization of women in contemporary society. No consensus within the women's movement has been achieved on a number of legal issues, such as pornography or prostitution, since approaches are often divided by political, economic, moral, or sexual ideology.Women, Sex, and the Law is a comprehensive survey and analysis of the legal and sexual issues important to women. Rosemarie Tong introduces the reader to the different feminist and legal perspectives on the causes and solutions for the problems of pornography, sexual harassment, prostitution, rape, and woman-battering. Tong clearly and concisely details and assesses the legal theory and practice for each issue, describs and critiques the various feminist debates surrounding these concerns, and offers her own thoughtful proposals for ameliorating the discriminatory tendencies and improving the effectiveness of our present legal system.
Categories: Law

Men who Sell Sex

Men who Sell Sex

Mario considers himself bisexual , but he defines this as being a man who likes to penetrate both men and women ; for him , ' it is the same , having sex with a woman or with a man ... the bottom is what I like .

Author: Peter Aggleton

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566396697

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 282

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Each chapter, written by a national expert, is based on months and even years of interviews with male sex workers, including young boys and elderly men in some countries. The workers discuss why they do the work, what it is like, and what their behavior means to them. For example, those who have regular sex with men often strenuously affirm their heterosexuality, though there is considerable variety in their attitudes.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Women and Sex Work in Cambodia

Women and Sex Work in Cambodia

Male sex work Similar to female sex workers, male sex workers are a diverse and heterogeneous group. ... men and transgender women in Cambodia provide sexual services.14 Most proh sa'at are bisexual men who sell sexual services and buy ...

Author: Larissa Sandy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317649298

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period, with its filles malades, considers the contemporary legal framework, and analyses the motivations for sex work, examining in particular how women become locked into debt bondage. Overall the book provides significant contributions to wider debates about sex work, sex trafficking and the constrained nature of women’s choices.
Categories: Social Science

Sex Radicals and the Quest for Women s Equality

Sex Radicals and the Quest for Women s Equality

A reader from Maine bluntly summed up such sentiments : “ Money is the god , man possesses it , and woman sells her sexuality for it . ” 45 With this thought in mind , numerous correspondents pondered which was worse , to sell their ...

Author: Joanne Ellen Passet

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 025202804X

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Passet shows that the majority of correspondents who participated in the sex radical movement resided in the Midwest and the Great Plains states, where ideas of individual freedom and sovereignty resonated particularly strongly.".
Categories: Social Science

Women Who Buy Sex

Women Who Buy Sex

Selling sex to women enables Simon and his friend to confirm their hegemonic masculinity via sexual success in terms of pleasing women alongside enjoying the experience themselves: 'I've also got a friend of mine that also does this and ...

Author: Sarah Kingston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315517599

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Drawing on empirical data from women who pay for sexual services and those who provide services to women, this ground-breaking study is the first of its kind in the UK, detailing the experiences of women who pay for sex in an explicit, direct, prearranged way. Unlike previous research on clients, which has predominantly focused on men who buy sex or women who engage in romance tourism in places such as the Caribbean, this innovative research offers new and original insights into the demand side of commercial sex. Too often, it is assumed that only men pay for sex from women or other men. Women are assumed to be service providers and are unimaginable as clients. This book therefore offers a radical departure from existing scholarship on commercial sex. In addition, the book examines the experiences of couples who pay for commercial sex, a client group that has received scant investigation. The book explores women’s reasons for their engagement in commercial sex services, their backgrounds and characteristics, their strategies for remaining safe and managing potential risks, as well as their sexual health strategies. The nature of sexual service bookings with women clients is also examined, exploring the types of services women seek, the places where bookings occur and the fess they pay. Finally, the experiences of men, women and trans sex workers who provide sexual services to women are examined. By drawing on our unique data and comparing it to the literature on men clients, we present our theory ‘Converging Sexualities’. We argue that commercial sex is a site of behavioural convergence and that women clients are behaving in ways that could be described as masculine or feminine. Our study therefore offers new ways to understand sexuality. This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of sexuality, sex work and women’s behaviour.
Categories: Social Science

Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860 1940

Sex Expression and American Women Writers  1860 1940

Whether performed on the streets or configured in marriage, pros— titution symbolized women's failure to achieve this sexual equality. As Amy Dru Stanley argues in From Bondage to Contract, “Sex represented the human essence whose sale ...

Author: Dale M. Bauer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807832301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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American women novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries registered a call for a new sexual freedom, Dale Bauer contends. By creating a lexicon of "sex expression," many authors explored sexuality as part of a discourse about women's needs rather than confining it to the realm of sentiments, where it had been relegated (if broached at all) by earlier writers. This new rhetoric of sexuality enabled critical conversations about who had sex, when in life they had it, and how it signified. Whether liberating or repressive, sexuality became a potential force for female agency in these women's novels, Bauer explains, insofar as these novelists seized the power of rhetoric to establish their intellectual authority. Thus, Bauer argues, they helped transform the traditional ideal of sexual purity into a new goal of sexual pleasure, defining in their fiction what intimacy between equals might become. Analyzing the work of canonical as well as popular writers_including Edith Wharton, Anzia Yezierska, Julia Peterkin, and Fannie Hurst, among others_Bauer demonstrates that the new sexualization of American culture was both material and rhetorical.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Regulating Sex

Regulating Sex

I belong to several networks of researchers and outreach projects composed of both sex workers and supporters in Spain ... Certainly the [poorer] married women in Mathare whom I knew expressed great sympathy for women who sold sex .

Author: Elizabeth Bernstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135934026

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Regulating Sex is an anthology that presents debates over the role of the state in constructing and controlling erotic practice, intimacy, and identity. The purpose of this edited volume is to address sexual dilemmas in law and the state in substantive areas such as same-sex domestic partnerships, sexual economies, and childhood sexuality via a series of spirited dialogues between socio-legal scholars from diverse disciplinary, national, and political perspectives.
Categories: Social Science

Why Women Have Sex

Why Women Have Sex

Understanding Sexual Motivations from Adventure to Revenge (and Everything in Between) Cindy M. Meston, David M. Buss ... As one former prostitute argued: A woman has the right to sell sexual services just as much as she has the right ...

Author: Cindy M. Meston

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429955225

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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An unparalleled exploration of the mysteries underlying women's sexuality that rivals the culture-shifting Kinsey Report, from two of America's leading research psychologists Do women have sex simply to reproduce or display their affection? When University of Texas at Austin clinical psychologist Cindy M. Meston and evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss joined forces to investigate the underlying sexual motivations of women, what they found astonished them. Through the voices of real women, Meston and Buss reveal the motivations that guide women's sexual decisions and explain the deep-seated psychology and biology that often unwittingly drive women's desires—sometimes in pursuit of health or pleasure, or sometimes for darker, disturbing reasons that a woman may not fully recognize. Drawing on more than a thousand intensive interviews conducted solely for the book, as well as their pioneering research on physiological response and evolutionary emotions, Why Women Have Sex uncovers an amazingly complex and nuanced portrait of female sexuality. They delve into the use of sex as a defensive tactic against a mate's infidelity (protection), as a ploy to boost self-confidence (status), as a barter for gifts or household chores (resource acquisition), or as a cure for a migraine headache (medication). Why Women Have Sex stands as the richest and deepest psychological understanding of female sexuality yet achieved and promises to inform every woman's (and her partner's) awareness of her relationship to sex and her sexuality.
Categories: Psychology

The Sex Factor

The Sex Factor

First, it runs dangerously close to suggesting that gender inequality is a result of women themselves selling their bodies; that, in other words, it is women's own fault, an accusation which 'sex negative' feminists only get around by ...

Author: Victoria Bateman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509526802

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Why did the West become so rich? Why is inequality rising? How ‘free’ should markets be? And what does sex have to do with it? In this passionate and skilfully argued book, leading feminist Victoria Bateman shows how we can only understand the burning economic issues of our time if we put sex and gender – ‘the sex factor’ – at the heart of the picture. Spanning the globe and drawing on thousands of years of history, Bateman tells a bold story about how the status and freedom of women are central to our prosperity. Genuine female empowerment requires us not only to recognize the liberating potential of markets and smart government policies but also to challenge the double-standard of many modern feminists when they celebrate the brain while denigrating the body. This iconoclastic book is a devastating exposé of what we have lost from ignoring ‘the sex factor’ and of how reversing this neglect can drive the smart economic policies we need today.
Categories: Political Science