The sex industry consists of businesses which either directly or indirectly provide sex-related products and services or adult entertainment. The industry includes activities involving direct provision of sex-related services, such as prostitution, web-cam models, phone sex operators etc.–also sex-related pastimes, like pornography, adult theaters, strip clubs, sex clubs and adult toy/fetish shops.
I’m starting a new series on the sex industry. I’d like to use it to collect and document real-life experiences from people who either work in the sex industry, or those that have used its services. This series will include my own stories and thoughts, interviews I conduct with individuals, and guest blogs. If anyone reading this is interested in contributing a guest post or participating in an interview with me, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve learned so much in a few short months working as a phone sex operator. It’s surprising how many inaccuracies and misjudgments surround the sex industry. I like to think of myself as an enlightened sexual being, but what I’ve discovered is even my perceptions are some-what naive. Most peoples’ views of the industry are shallow and highly tainted by politics; their own perceptions and mores inhibit their ability to understand the industry.
The sex industry is especially susceptible to biased judgments. Society and media paint a picture of it as dirty and immoral. In fact you would be hard pressed to find any mainstream writing on prostitution, or any area of the sex industry, without a *danger* or *moral* clause attached. Even in the Wikipedia definition linked above, they’ve included child abuse and have stated sociological and feminist objections to the industry. Although much of the sex industry is legal, highly regulated, and used by the masses, it can not be separated from it’s evils. Yes, there are many deplorable things associated with it. My question–Is the perception we have of the sex industry, and the individuals that participate in it, accurate?
The purpose of this series is to compile and share experiences from people that lived them–not necessary all good or bad, but honest and realistic. In doing this, I hope to present a clearer picture of what it is really like to work in different areas of the sex industry, and gain a better understanding of it myself.
Honestly, why have a blog if I can’t occasionally use it to satisfy my own curiosity, read and hear your unique stories, and learn something new?
Kisses and Luv