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When Politicians Create Disincentives for HIV Testing & Safer Sex Among Sex Workers

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via the Salt Lake Tribune The Utah Senate committee unanimously passed SB155, a law which will allow third-degree felony charges to be brought against sex workers who have tested positive for HIV. Usually, sex work is prosecuted as a misdemeanor in Utah, but there is a mechanism to amp it up to a felony if […]

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SFPD Chief Wants to Shame Sex Work Clients

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This first appeared on the Good Vibrations magazine. San Francisco Police Chief George Gasc√≥n is reported to have suggested putting mugshots of men arrested for paying for sex on a web site to shame them in order to discourage other men from doing the same. The use of shame to try to control sexual behavior […]

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Sex Work

When it comes to moral panics, nothing gets people riled up quite as much as sex. For a while now, I’ve been following the moral panic that some people are trying to foment around sex work and the trafficking of women. Now, don’t get me wrong. I firmly believe that nobody should ever be forced […]

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Talking About Sex Work

I’ve been following the Rhode Island debates about whether to criminalize indoor sex work lately. Actually, a lot of why I’m following it is because the effervescent Megan Andelloux has been on the receiving end of a lot of hassle over the opening of the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, an educational organization somewhat […]

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a not so new way to raise money

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From US News & World Report and the San Francisco Examiner and other sites. Paying for grad school isn’t easy, so Natalie Dylan (not her real name) is auctioning off her virginity and so far, the bidding is up to more than $3 million. I’m pretty impressed, although I’m not clear on why being someone’s […]

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