coercion, culture of silence, review boards

A History of the Contemporary Sex Industry – Part II: The Rise of Independents

The contemporary sex industry rapidly transformed as a consequence of two technological innovations: the cell phone and the internet.  Although the cell phone provided sex workers the opportunity to work independently, it was the inception of the internet which sparked a sharp rise in the number of independent sex workers.  Prior to the internet, sex… Continue reading A History of the Contemporary Sex Industry – Part II: The Rise of Independents

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The Ever-Changing Expectations in the Girlfriend Experience

When I first began in the industry, most sex workers offered safer sexual services.  With the inception of the internet, the public forum of escort review boards allowed clients to offer feedback to sex workers.  Clients wanted a more personal atmosphere and to be treated as though they were more than just a transaction.  This… Continue reading The Ever-Changing Expectations in the Girlfriend Experience

history, massage parlour, review boards

A History of the Contemporary Sex Industry: Part I – The Predominance of Massage Parlours

I became a sex worker in 2001.  When I began, massage parlours were the dominant player in my city because of a recent loosening of municipal bylaws which allowed them to operate more freely.  Street sex work still existed, of course, and there was both high track and low track.  However, as massage parlours became… Continue reading A History of the Contemporary Sex Industry: Part I – The Predominance of Massage Parlours