Facts you need to know about sex work.
Facts you need to know about sex work. 6/29/21.
1. Sex work is the exchange of sexual services, performances, or products for material compensation.
2. People choose to do sex work for normal reasons: to have fulfilling relationships, meet people, explore and express their sexuality, and have a better paying job with more flexible working conditions. Additionally, sex work can be empowering. And it is for many women.
3. PROGRESS: Recent polls show the majority of Americans are pro-sex work. We are living in a new age and the very religious and radical feminists who campaign against sex work are a small minority. Legislation to fully legalize and regulate sex work has been introduced in seven states and Washington D.C. recently. Nonetheless, a lot of people lack important knowledge on sex work, hence why we do not have enough people fighting in order to change things. This resource should bring you to join this movement for freedom, justice, and prosperity.
4. Sex work is safe when sex workers have the legal rights and protections they need and can work with safety and dignity.
5. Sex work does not necessarily include “sex” or intercourse. It’s a range of things.
6. The stigma attached to commercial sex is the root cause of harm.
Significantly reducing the spread of STIs: Most sex workers always practice safety in their relationships and association with others, as well as use precautions. Numerous public health agencies, including the Lancet and UNAIDS, support sex work to significantly reduce the spread of STIs. Regular STI testing for sex workers does not reduce the spread of STIs, but forces sex workers to conduct their business in unsafe and secluded locations such as back-alleys where they are vulnerable, contributing to the spread. The opposite of it’s intended effect. Additionally, sex workers have significantly lower rates of STIs than the general population without any STI testing, in the majority of places where sex work is legal.
Trafficking/Forced Labor: Anti-trafficking advocacy groups have shown how fully legalizing and regulating sex work is essential in the fight to end sex trafficking. The very religious and radical feminists perpetuate myths about sex work and sex workers, such as “most sex workers are trafficked” and “sex work causes trafficking”, while there is zero evidence that sex work causes trafficking. Less than five percent of illegal (vulnerable) sex workers are trafficked. Most trafficking victims identified each year in the United States are trafficked into fields other than sex work.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: 1. Educate others. 2. Meet with or write to your elected officials. 3. Organize and attend events. 4. Pledge to only vote for politicians who are pro-sex work.
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