Chapter 17 - Chapter 17 Sex for Sale Commercial Sex Work...

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Chapter 17 – Sex for Sale Commercial Sex Work Prostitute/Commercial Sex Worker: A person who engages in sexual acts in return for money or drugs and does so in a fairly non-discriminating fashion Venues For Sex Work o Venue influences the type of sex worker and clientele, activity and risks o Call Girl : the most expensive and exclusive category of prostitutes – usually middle class college grads who live in nice neighborhoods, dresses expensively Works out own residence and makes appointments – may have regular customers and only accepts new ones based on referrals Has complete control over who she sees as clients May also accompany clients to meetings or public events Physical and mental health risks are reduced by their setting o Brothel: a house of prostitution where prostitutes and customers meet for sexual activity Declined after WWII, but few remain in countries in which prostitution is legal o In-Call service: a residence in which prostitutes work regular shifts, selling sexual service per hour – replaced Brothels Manager determine fees/nature of work and collects a portion of each fee Girls have less autonomy/independence than call girls o Massage Parlor: a place where massages, as well as sexual services can generally be purchased They all range in type of service and class Advertise as “sensual massage” or “strip massage” o Escort services: employ men/women and serve both men and women who want to have sex Often women who hire men see men in a regular basis since they like the feeling of relationship o Out-Call Services: a service that sends a prostitute or sex worker to a location specified by the client to provide sexual services Very risky – escorts don’t have much control over environment o Streetwalker: a lower-status prostitute or sex worker who walks the streets selling sexual services Less attractive/less fashionably dressed

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