Sex work is work.
Under capitalism all work is exploitation, and all workers need access to labour protections. Sex work is not inherently dangerous or traumatic or any more exploitative than any other job. Any additional risks of sex work is because of criminalization and whorephobia.
Sex workers’ experiences of our jobs are as varied as they are in other industries. Some people love their job, some people are staying at their job until they find something else. Sex workers are often able to choose when we work, the kind of work we do, who we work with, and take extended vacations. Sex workers are often able to go to school without student loans or pay off our student debts much quicker than our peers. A really good day at the office for us means: having really good sex with someone we think is hot and having many orgasms.
Sex work is an umbrella term that covers a huge industry. Sex work includes, but is not limited to:
- Erotic Massage
- Paid Sexting
- OnlyFans & Pornhub Producers
- Sexual Surrogacy
- Porn Stars
- Full service work
- Partial service work
Anti-oppression bottom lines everything.
We are for all sex workers. Racism, transphobia, misogyny, ageism, classism, ableism, or any other type of oppression will not be tolerated.
We embrace sex workers of any gender, sex, age, race, class, religion, ability, type of sex work done, or anything else. We recognize what we all have in common, but we prioritize what is best for the most vulnerable among us.
Sex work needs to be decriminalized.
Criminalizing sex work is unjust and irrational. Legalization is just another way to control sex workers. Decriminalization is a necessary step to protecting the safety and rights of sex workers.
Nothing about us without us.
Individuals, organizations, and governments that truly want to make a positive difference in the lives of sex workers need to listen to sex workers, support sex workers, and take leadership from sex workers.
Sex workers do not need to be rescued or saved from sex work.
When we need help we will ask.
Sex work is different from sex trafficking.
Human trafficking is when people are coercively trafficked to work in a number of industries, including agriculture, construction, hospitality, fisheries, domestic work and care work, as well as in the sex trade. Sex trafficking must be understood in the context of human trafficking. Sex work must be understood in the context of work and labour.
Sex work is an in-demand service.
Sex workers have a right to perform their labour and make money safely and without criminalization or stigma.
We support baby whores.
We support every sex worker, including those just entering the trade. Due to criminalization, the beginning of doing the work can be the most dangerous. New sex workers often learn their craft by themselves without any guidance of how to do things. We support a safe entry into the trade for new workers.
We support outdoor and indoor sex workers.
We recognize that outdoor sex workers often face more stigmatization, criminalization, and dangerous working conditions.