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

Global Sex Workers

Global Sex Workers

Global Sex Workers presents the personal experiences of sex workers around the world. Drawing on their individual narratives, it explores international struggles to uphold the rights of this often marginalized group.

Author: Kamala Kempadoo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317958673

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Global Sex Workers presents the personal experiences of sex workers around the world. Drawing on their individual narratives, it explores international struggles to uphold the rights of this often marginalized group.
Categories: Social Science

Sex Work on the Streets

Sex Work on the Streets

Topics covered in the book include the women's negotiations with clients, HIV, drug use and violence. The book also describes the impact of working as a prostitute on women's home life.

Author: Neil P. McKeganey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: UCSC:32106013024846

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

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* How and why do people sell and buy sex? * What are the risks associated with prostitution? * Should prostitution be legalized? This book is the most detailed study ever provided on street prostitution. It is based on three years' research in which the authors interviewed prostitutes and their clients and spent many months working in a red light area. The book makes extensive use of direct quotes from the women and the men, as well as fieldnotes from the authors based upon their observations in the red light area. Topics covered in the book include the women's negotiations with clients, HIV, drug use and violence. The book also describes the impact of working as a prostitute on women's home life. No attempt is made to moralise about prostitution in the book, instead the authors concentrate on the experiences of the women and men involved in selling and buying sex, and describe prostitution from their standpoint. Sex Work on the Streets will be of interest to a wide range of students and researchers in sociology, social policy, criminology and women's studies.
Categories: Social Science

Whispers and Moans

Whispers and Moans

This eye-opening book shows the human side of sex for sale in Hong Kong. The text contains tales of easy money, financial ruin, desperate love, and rare firsthand insights.

Author: Yeeshan Yang

Publisher: Blacksmith Books

ISBN: 9789628673285

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Hong Kong has a bewildering range of sex businesses offering services to suit all imaginable tastes: from the glitzy nightclubs of Tsim Sha Tsui East, through the saunas, karaoke lounges and one-woman brothels of Mong Kok, to the streets and short-time hotels of Sham Shui Po. Chinese-language sex magazines print reviews of individual prostitutes, and promote an ever-widening array of bizarre sexual practices. Even mainstream newspapers engage pimps as columnists. Business appears to be booming - but there are hungry newcomers to this underground economy. How do local prostitutes deal with the ruthless competition posed by an endless supply of girls from mainland China? To find out, Yeeshan Yang spent a year gaining the trust of the city's sex workers, interviewing 50 hookers, hostesses, toy boys, transsexual prostitutes, mama-sans and brothel owners. The result is an eye-opening book which shows the human side of sex for sale. Whispers and Moans contains tales of easy money, financial ruin and hopeless relationships - and rare first-hand insights into Hong Kong's huge but hidden sex industry.
Categories: Social Science

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

Women Who Buy Sex

Women Who Buy Sex

However, sex work is one of few forms of service work where women dominate and the economic return for men sex workers ... Demand for the sexual services of men is less than the demand for women, however men who sell sex to men tend to ...

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 For Sale

Sex For Sale

Women who sell sex are the most reliable and frequent customers of drug dealers in this neighborhood, and dealers accordingly rely on the relatively small amounts of cash – generally $20 to $40 dollars – women earn from each client.

Author: Ronald Weitzer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000643435

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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Since the publication of the second edition in 2010, the field of sex work studies has expanded. This fully updated edition of Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography, and Erotic Dancing presents an innovative, in-depth, and nuanced analysis of sex work, its risks, and benefits, and pays attention to newer and everchanging types of sex work and its actors, as well as public policies and laws that govern its trade. Now in its third edition, this volume includes updated research on traditional forms of sexual labor and incorporates original, empirically grounded research on newer or less researched phenomena. New chapters explore the use of technology among street sellers, blurring the line between street and online solicitation, in addition to chapters on historical prostitution, transgender workers, illicit massage parlors, male strippers, commercial webcamming, alternative policies and legal systems, and the sex workers' rights movement. The combination of cutting-edge and comprehensive analyses and carefully constructed methodologies in Sex for Sale makes it an excellent source of information for scholars and university students in gender studies, sociology, and criminology.
Categories: Social Science

Sex for Sale

Sex for Sale

This groundbreaking collection of essays on the sex industry contains original studies on sex work, its risks and benefits, and its political implications.

Author: Ronald John Weitzer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415996058

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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This groundbreaking collection of essays on the sex industry contains original studies on sex work, its risks and benefits, and its political implications. Sex for Sale covers areas not commonly researched, including gay and lesbian pornography, telephone sex workers, customers of prostitutes, male and female escorts who work independently, street prostitution, sex tourism, legal prostitution, and strip clubs that cater to women. Sex for Sale also tracks various trends during the past decade, including the mainstreaming and growing acceptance of some types of sexual commerce and the growing criminalization of other types, such as sex trafficking. Sex for Sale offers a window into the lived experiences of sex workers as well as an analysis of the larger gender arrangements and political structures that shape the experiences of workers and their clients. This book contributes greatly to a growing research literature that documents the rich variation, nuances, and complexities in the exchange of sexual services, performances, and products. This book will change the way we understand sex work.
Categories: Psychology

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: 312

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Brings together an authoritative collection of essays from different countries and examines sexual behaviour, the reasons men sell sex, the meaningsinvolved, and implications for HIV prevention.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Selling Sex Overseas

Selling Sex Overseas

InSelling Sex Overseas, Ko-lin Chin and James Finckenauer challenge the current sex trafficking paradigm that considers all sex workers as victims, or sexual slaves, and as unwilling participants in the world of commercial sex.

Author: Ko-lin Chin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814772584

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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Every year, thousands of Chinese women travel to Asia and the United States in order to engage in commercial sex work. InSelling Sex Overseas, Ko-lin Chin and James Finckenauer challenge the current sex trafficking paradigm that considers all sex workers as victims, or sexual slaves, and as unwilling participants in the world of commercial sex. Bringing to life an on-the-ground portrait of this usually hidden world, Chin and Finckenauer provide a detailed look at all of its participants: sex workers, pimps, agents, mommies, escort agency owners, brothel owners, and drivers. Ultimately, they probe the social, economic, and political organization of prostitution and sex trafficking, contradicting many of the 'moral crusaders' of the human trafficking world.
Categories: Social Science