My nom de plume is Sadie Thompson and I will be blogging about the real issues facing contemporary sex workers. My main focus will be the internal culture of the industry. Whether you are a sex worker, client, or just a curious onlooker, I promise you that I will always tell you the full truth of the sex industry.
The most important thing that you need to understand about the sex industry is that you rarely hear the full truth. Instead, the industry is comprised of political factions: pro-sex work groups who espouse the benefits of sex work and anti-sex work groups who espouse the horrors of sex work. But, as with everything in life, the truth is not binary. There are many advantages to the consensual sex industry but there are also many disadvantages.
This politicized environment is further complicated by the need for sex workers to portray the image that the sex industry is empowering in order to entice clients to visit them. This marketing tactic has not only resulted in an over-amplification of the industry’s advantages and an obfuscation of its disadvantages, but it has also silenced many sex workers.
Because I blog under a pseudonym, I will discuss the nuanced reality of the sex industry, beyond the images that sex workers portray and beyond the myths/cliches which, far too often, pervade contemporary society.