Narrow, unimaginative public health responses inhibit reducing HIV, exploitation and marginalisation within sex work.
COVID-19 restrictions created life-threatening challenges to female sex workers as they weren't able to access their medication, support or their clients.
A major review on sex work laws has just been handed to the Victorian government.
The UN warns sex workers face increased discrimination under COVID-19. In Australia, they have been an 'afterthought' in the country's pandemic response.
Work in the sexual services industry has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and workers have been left without access to government support.
Strippers, by the nature of their jobs, need to get close to others. Is there a way to do this safely during the coronavirus crisis?
In today's economy, adult video stars can't rely on films alone to make their income. Here's how they earn all of the rest.
From a young age, Neaera was trained for the life of a hetaira, or courtesan. Her tragic story comes to us only through court documents, but she deserves to be remembered.
Jeffrey Epstein may be the current face of sex trafficking, but buying and selling youth for sex is a common practice in the US.
Citizens-watch programs designed by police to aid anti-trafficking efforts threaten the rights and safety of sex workers.
While there's still a great deal that is unknown about sex trafficking, research studies and nonprofits have been able to gather telling data on this industry's victims and perpetrators.
An investigation into the recruiting strategies of traffickers and their networks could be helpful in arresting this menace.
New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft's criminal charges in a suspected sex trafficking case draw new attention to this illicit underground economy.
Sugar daddy capitalism is deformalising relationships and erasing the lines between commercial and non-commercial worlds.
Estimates of modern slavery vary widely, whether they try to pin down numbers in the U.S., across the globe or just in certain industries.
Canada’s prostitution laws are based on the idea that prostitution is dangerous. Legalizing prostitution doesn’t eliminate the risks of violence and psychological harm.
Sexual subcultures create space for critical social conversations and the formation of meaningful political alliances.
With pirated and amateur pornography widely available online, porn no longer provides a steady income for many working in the adult industry.
The opinions of current sex workers must be sought before any changes are made to the law governing the websites they use.
No one legal 'solution' is right for all sex workers.