S321_ClassNotes_SexWorkers - (A lot more people participate in these activities than societies believe because it tends to be more secretive Organize

S321_ClassNotes_SexWorkers - (A lot more people participate...

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(A lot more people participate in these activities than societies believe because it tends to be more secretive. Organize own sub culture – can focus on socializing, group can organize social movement to advance its cause to gain greater respectability) Sex Workers I. Relationship of this Section of the Course to Sociology A. Macro-organization of society (external organization) B. Macro-organization of subcultures (internal organization) C. Changes in organization (e.g., fewer pimps, more diversification, a lot of relocation of sex work from the street to indoor venues, and more political organization) D. Micro-organization of interaction – to provide rewards and avoid costs II. The Process of Doing Street Work A. The Nature of the Sale 1. Solicitation law -Most places arrest prostitution on solicitation. Don’t have to be caught in act of sex to be punished for it. When pass someone looking for customer they will cloud what their purpose is “are you looking for a date?” “Looking for company?” “Lonely tonight” doesn’t fall under solicitation. If make potential customer do soliciting you cannot be taken to court for solicitation. 2. Negotiations -Sex worker asks what it is they have in mind, so customer states sexual specifics. Australia – easier to get anal sex. How much is act you want and how much do I want to be paid for that. Usually person will try to get as high of a price as possible, usually price initially given quite substantially lower (because they will try to get as much money as possible for the act) 3. Raising price -Many times doesn’t happen until in place that the act is going to happen. (i.e. car, hotel, house) Process one of informing customer that anything additional they ask for costs more (even thought they think that act is included in price…
i.e. “are you going to take your top off?”) most assume sex worker will get completely naked but that is not always the case. If you want to touch the worker it may/will cost more. Try to make as much money off customer as possible. 4. Payment before sex -Experienced sex workers ALWAYS get full payment before anything is going to happen, money is then hidden (if possible). Many men after get off don’t want to pay, don’t have sense of urgency. 5.Demeanor-? Lower class sex works don’t tend to think in long-term…very 6. School for Prostitution/Sex Worker’s Groups (throughout the world) -Nevada. A lot of people assume they teach sexual techniques however, they really teach how to negotiate financially with customers. All about scripts you can learn to get more money. Other groups do other things, some retired sex workers

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