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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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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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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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RUNNING HEAD: Workshops desired by male escorts

There has been limited research on the types of programs that male-for-male escorts would want for themselves. In 2013, 418 Internet-based male escorts completed an online survey. Participants were presented with a description of an ongoing outreach program for male sex workers called “Rent University” and asked to select workshop topics…

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Top Research Articles

Top research articles on male sex work published since 2013. New pleasures and old dangers: reinventing male sex work. J Sex Res. Minichiello V, Scott J, Callander D 2013;50(3-4):263-75 PMID: 23480072 Read Article A new public health context to understand male sex work. Minichiello V, Scott J, Callander D. BMC Public Health…

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Behaviours and perspectives

Technology, normalisation and male sex work. MacPhail C, Scott J, Minichiello V. Cult Health Sex; 2015;17(4):483-95. Technological change, particularly the growth of the Internet and smart phones, has increased the visibility of male escorts, expanded their client base and diversified the range of venues in which male sex work can take…

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New Pleasures & Old Dangers

Understandings of male sex workers (MSWs) shift with technological, conceptual, and social changes. Research has historically constructed MSWs as psychologically unstable, desperate, or destitute victims and their clients as socially deviant perverts. These perceptions, however, are no longer supported by contemporary research and…

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