Sex work

Whores have good senses of humor.
Whores challenge sexual mores.
Whores are playful.
Whores are tough.
Whores have careers based on giving pleasure.
Whores are creative.
Whores are adventurous and dare to live dangerously.
Whores teach people how to be better lovers.
Whores are multi-cultured and multi-gendered.
Whores give excellent advice and help people with their personal problems.
Whores have fun.
Whores wear exciting clothes.
Whores have patience and tolerance for people that other people could never manage to put up with.
Whores make lonely people less lonely.
Whores are independent.
Whores teach people how to have safer sex.
Whores are a tradition.
Whores are hot and hip.
Whores are free spirits.
Whores relieve millions of people of unwanted stress and tension.
Whores heal.
Whores endure in the face of fierce prejudice.
Whores make good money.
Whores always have a job.
Whores are sexy and erotic.
Whores have special talents other people just don’t have. Not everyone has what it takes to be a whore.
Whores are interesting people with lots of exciting life stories.
Whores get laid a lot.
Whores help people explore their sexual desires.
Whores explore their own sexual desires.
Whores are not afraid of sex.

La semana que viene entrevisto a esta pedazo de mujer y madre subversiva y pornográfica, Madison Young, para el libro de Maternidades Subversivas. En Seattle, que me queda cerca de Vancouver. Y además pues nos hemos apuntado al taller que va a hacer allí, sobre Sexual Mastery.

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be bringing my weekend intimacy intensive Manifesting Sexual Mastery to Seattle on November 15th and 16th 2014. I have secured a spacious residential location in the Seattle area with plentiful indoor and outdoor landscape in which we will be exploring and expanding our capacity for erotic expression and shared intimacy.

In this innovative 2 Day Intensive – on November 15th and 16th in Seattle – feminist porn icon and International Sexpert – Madison Young, divulges the sexual secrets of exploring and expressing your sexuality with the passion, prowess and gusto of a sexual master and with the heart and intimacy of a skilled lover.

Through a series of hands on workshops, radical sex presentations and live demonstrations coupled with assigned homework and complimentary reading materials, Young promises to sexually empower individuals in this transformative weekend long experience.

Fun hands-on intimacy labs allow participants time and space to explore your own desires as well as improve techniques in communicating and manifesting your intimate and powerful orgasmic climaxes like a sexual god/goddess.

Attend the SEXWORK summer conference! let´s intervene in their abolitionist discourse with: Post-Porn Mother, Annie Sprinkle, legendary Scarlot Harlot that invented the term «sexwork», screenplaywriter of BAISE MOI, Coralie Trinh Thi, author of the classic book on the whore-stigma Gail Pheterson, sexworkers, experts, scientist like Nikita Dhawan,the Naked Anthropologist Laura María Augustín, Antke Engel, Mithu S. Sanyal, Liad Kantorowicz, Ulrike Lembke – I am happy to launch a sexpositive feminist event in Germany, as Missy Magazine…help spread the news, post it on your sites, let s try to do sex workers positive politics in this country!

KONZEPTION: Margarita Tsomou, Eike Wittrock. Die Konferenz ist eine Zusammenarbeit des Missy Magazines mit dem Internationalen Sommerfestival Hamburg (Kampnagel) und der Körber-Stiftung.

More info here.…

Fantástica Vero:

«Reflexiones por la deconstrucción del binomio social patriarcal: una
mirada transfeminista» por Veronika Arauzo, activista independiente
del movimiento transfeminista y grupos en situación de exclusión
social y trabajo sexual en contra de la industria del sexo, presidenta de la Asociación de Profesionales del Sexo de Catalunya, A.P.S.CAT

Martes 24/6, 18:00hs
Centro Cultural Tierra Violeta
Tacuarí 538, Buenos Aires…

Son dos pedazo de mujeres.

Somos un grupos de profesionales del sexo, que desde la politica de la ley civica de barcelona, aprobada el 23 de diciembre de 2005, que reglo entre muchas «normas»civicas?, la criminalizacion y persecucion de la prostitucion ejercida en la calle, principalmante de la zona centro de Barcelona.
Desde las maravillosas navidades que nos regalaron como ultimo plazo de utilizacion publica de el espacio de todos!…, eso incluye a quien ejerce el acto de negociaion en via publica tanto demandante como ofertante. A partir del 25 de enero del 2006, se incurre en un delito tipificado en la contruccion de una reglamantacion de ley, en donde utilizacion del espacio publico se tipifican como delito, para ciertos aspectos del ejercicio de la prostitucion en la calle.

Celebrating the summer, our community, our struggles ! With short movies about sex work, home made sangria, friends and music!

SWOU and X-TALK cordially invite you to support sex workers rights by attending a night of short films and sex works themed tunes at the Common House
(6 Pundersons Gardens 5E. near Bethnal Green Tube Station) on the 24th of August at 19.00.

This glittering way of thought provoking, funny and poignant film will focus on the relationship between pover and sex, nowhere more visible than in our cultural narratives and practices around sex work.

The night is a taster for our upcoming sex worker film festival at the Rio Cinema at the end of October and promises to be a wonderful opportunity to socialise and celebrate the work of talented sex workers and activists.
All sex workers and allies are welcome.

Self Portrait by Vera Rodríguez.


When I first came to London in 2000, I arrived at a squat near Brixton where Spanish friends were living. I was completely disappointed with my experience as a journalist and I needed a job to survive. One of the girls in the squat said to me «Why don’t you come and work in a peep show in Soho, all you need to do is to dance naked in a sexy way. They pay cash in hand and you let them know your availability one week in advance.» After trying to get a job as an art room keeper at the Tate Modern and failing, I decided to give it a try. I never imagined that to ask for a job in the Adult Industry would change my life forever.

Three years passed and I was still working shifts in Soho. After taking a couple of introductory courses in photography I was accepted onto a Foundation Degree course in Professional Photography. Tired of moving from one evicted house to another squatted house, in a period where the authorities made it so difficult, four girlfriends and I decided to rent a big house in Streatham.

The 2012 Olympic Games are already having quite an impact on sex workers in East London. There have been lots of brothel closures over the last 12 months which have caused problems. Some of the problems are:

Flats are forced to close and then re-open with fewer or no security arrangements in place.
Women are working alone and are more vulnerable to robbery, rape and sexual assault.
Women are losing touch with sexual health and support services.

Open Doors staff are seeing fewer sex workers in their workplace but thankfully women are still managing to come into our clinics and phone us for support if they need it.

If your flat has been closed, please don’t lose touch with us. We still want to offer you services and support.

During the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of 2012 there will be significant disruption to travel and transport in East London. As a result Open Doors will set up a temporary service – watch this space for more information.

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