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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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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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Male Escorting Site Hopes to Challenge Stigma and Promote Decriminalization

A new website launched by two sociologists hopes to offer support to male sex workers, break down the stigma around them, and lobby for decriminalization. Me, Us & Male Escorting has been launched by Professors John Scott and Victor Minichiello, who previously wrote a book, Male Sex Work and Society, discussing similar issues. The new…

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Media Release

Co-Editors of Groundbreaking Book “MALE SEX WORK AND SOCIETY”  Launch Website to Support Male Sex Workers, Educate the Media,  Public, Government & Lobby for Decriminalization (New York, NY) July 7, 2016–Few professions are as misunderstood, disparaged and infamous as that of the oldest of professions, sex work: particularly male se…

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Website Launched to Support Male Sex Workers and Lobby for Decriminalization

Few professions are as misunderstood, disparaged and infamous as that of the oldest of professions, sex work: particularly male sex work. Though in reality the profiles of male sex workers are nearly as varied as those of their clients-encompassing a wide range of personalities, needs and lifestyles-sex workers remain the targets of…

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New Website Wants To Make The World A Better Place For Male Sex Workers

“It is crucial that academics, sex workers, activists and others work together to achieve decriminalization and raise public awareness about MSW in all its diversity.” Male sex workers just got a brand new resource to help them navigate a industry that can be filled with unorthodox challenges and difficulties. The site, Me, Us & Male

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The Benefits of Prostitution to Society

A Male Escort’s Perspective Guest Blogger: Maxime Durocher, a male sex worker in Montreal, Canada First, let me clear the air. Yes, not all is rosy in my domain, but the dark side is not intrinsic to prostitution, just as there is nothing wrong with homosexuality, only how people treat homosexuals. It’s a question of moral views. I can’t…

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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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Touching Encounters

Often depicted as deviant or pathological by public health researchers, psychoanalysts, and sexologists, male-with-male sex and sex work is, in fact, an increasingly mainstream pursuit. Based on a qualitative investigation of the practices involved in male-with-male—or m4m—Internet escorting, Touching Encounters is the first book to…

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Male Sex Work and Society

This collection explores for the first time male sex work from a rich array of perspectives and disciplines. It aims to help enrich the ways in which we view both male sex work as a field of commerce and male sex workers themselves. Leading contributors examine the field both historically and cross-culturally from fields including public…

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