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Study finds male escorts online increased while laws shut down websites

  The latest Male Escort Global Survey (MEGS), conducted by QUT’s Professor John Scott and Adjunct Professor Victor Minichiello, has shown an increase in the number of male escorts online since the 2017 survey, in spite of new laws that have shut down many escorting websites in the US and elsewhere. In brief: Number of escorts online…

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Some trends among internet male escorts with male clients in the Netherlands

Photo: Window prostitution at the Geleenstraat, The Hague, where cross-dressers are also working.   Guest article by Paul van Gelder In 1971, the minimum age for same sex relations was reduced to 16 years in the Netherlands. Since then, three successive phases can be distinguished in the development of male prostitution/sexwork. In the…

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Research shows distribution of online male escorts, by nation

We compiled a survey of online male escort profiles in all countries around the world, with some surprising results. Who knew that in the United Kindgom, more male escorts sought female and couple clients than male clients? With almost 325,000 male escort profiles online, one thing is clear: male escorting is a significant business and…

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Sexually transmissible infections and male sex work

Guest blogger: Dr Denton Callander What does the research tell us? In 2015, my colleagues and I undertook a global review of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among male sex workers. Specifically, we sought to find studies and reports that detailed the prevalence of these infections are among men who sell sex. Below,…

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Migrant sex workers & the sex industry in London

Guest Blogger: Elisa Ruiz Burga, PhD candidate This study explored the experiences of male migrants selling sex in London. Twenty-five males, who were working as independent internet-based escorts in London, contributed to this study through the telling of their individual stories. Latin-Americans and Europeans evenly composed the group….

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A Global Overview of Male Escort Websites

This article details a preliminary dataset of global male escort sites to give insight into the scale of the online market. We conducted a content analysis of 499 Web sites and also measured traffic to these sites. Our analysis examined the structural characteristics of escort services, geographical and regulatory contexts, and…

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Introducing Internet-based ‘Incidental Sex Work’ and its Implications

Author: Max Morris, Durham University Internet-based technologies have transformed many sex work practices. From webcam shows to sugar dating, the democratizing effect of social media has provided opportunities for both professionals and amateurs to work more autonomously and securely, often without clearly defined legal barriers….

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Study finds escorts don’t need to be “saved from themselves.”

Guest Blogger: Christian Grov, PhD, MPH In fact, they want to learn to be better escorts. For over a decade, HOOK-Online.com was perhaps the only online resource for male escorts. On the site, escorts (and clients) could read about other’s experiences navigating the profession. They could get tips ranging from how to write one’s personal…

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A cross-sectional study of HIV and STIs among male sex workers attending Australian sexual health clinics

Abstract Objectives Although sex work is frequently characterised as a practice with high risk for HIV and other STIs, little is known about the epidemiology of these infections among men who sell sex in Australia. This study reports the prevalence of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, infectious syphilis and HIV among men who have sex with men…

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What Male Sex Workers Have to Say About Their Industry

By Michael Lambert Wed, 2016-08-10 in the magazine OUT   A male sex worker on and off since he was 17, David enjoys his work and now advocates for change and acceptance for his profession. His latest effort has been a collaboration with John Scott and Victor Minichiello, sociologists who have launched a website,…

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New website aims to demystify male sex workers

Published 08/11/2016 in The Bay Area Reporter by David-Elijah Nahmod The co-editors of a book about male escorts have launched a website in support of the often misunderstood profession and hope to demystify it and to work toward the decriminalization of sex work. John Scott, Ph.D., a professor in the School of…

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Decriminalization of Sex Work Is Not Associated with More Men Paying for Sex:

Decriminalization of sex work is not associated with more men paying for sex: results from the Second Australian  Study of Health and Relationships It has been claimed that the decriminalization of sex work may result in its proliferation, but there is no evidence to prove or disprove this claim. We investigated whether decrim-…

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