Johns: Why do men go to prostitutes?
Why has the client been ignored?
Because prostitutes have traditionally been the problem
Invincible male sexuality: men cannot contain so prostitutes are needed to prevent them from
attacking honest wives, daughters, v
Male Sex Workers: Are they like female sex workers?
Definition: Male Sex Workers, i.e. men who sell sex to men
Male prostitutes have always existed
Males who sell sex to males & sometimes women
Long unacknowledged by society
Sodomy is taboo
LEGAL SEX WORK IN NEVADA TODAY
Casino interests tried to rescind legalization
Legal brothels were a stain on Nevadas reputation; a problem for the tourist industry
Steve Wynn led a campaign to rescind legalized prostitution
Since economic crisis of 2008 n
Phone Sex: Selling disembodied intimacy
What is sold in phone sex work?
Female Submission? (Pateman)
Why do men purchase phone sex?
How has (phone)sex work evolved?
Development of Phone Sex Industry
Phone invented around
Is Escorting safer than the street?
What are the working conditions like for escorts who work through agencies?
What do men who hire escorts want & what does that tell us about sex work?
Varieties of Escort Work:
Street walking: Is it the most oppressive and dangerous form of prostitution?
The emblematic form of prostitution
The most visible form of prostitution
People tend to identify all sex work with street walking
Jo Dozema: Sex work is not one.
Controversies about Sex Work
Why study sex work?
Why do gender studies students study sex work?
Reasons to study sex work
Sex work entangled with sexuality & attitudes toward sexuality
Sex work brings together race, class, feminization of poverty