Articles tagged with: sex work

To hell with the money!!

published: October, 30, 2017 Written by // Kimutai Kemboi, Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Activism, As Prevention , Kimutai Kemboi, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Women, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Media

Kenyan HIV activist Kimutai Kemboi interviews "Eve", a former Nairobi sex worker.

To hell with the money!!

"Over the years, my needs came before my health. Risk of getting sexually related infections never came to my mind. I could sleep with whoever offered to pay my rent, buy food, meet other bills and ensure my beauty was maintained." Eve said. "I could sleep with any man irrespective of his physical outfit or age, what mattered to me was how much he could cover. The amount he could give decided how much his demands were honoured. Using protection was not my option but his wish; to be sincere. I

Legalisation of sex work associated with lower prevalence of HIV in sex workers

published: April, 03, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Women, Sexual Health, Health, International , Revolving Door, Legal, Treatment, Guest Authors, Media

From AIDSmap, Roger Pebody reports on a study suggesting that legalization of some aspects of sex work might help reduce HIV prevalence in this high-risk group.

Legalisation of sex work associated with lower prevalence of HIV in sex workers

Countries that have legalized some aspects of sex work have fewer sex workers living with HIV than countries that criminalize all aspects of sex work, according to an ecological analysis of 27 European countries published online ahead of print in The Lancet HIV. The association remained statistically significant after adjustment for countries’ economic development, HIV prevalence, antiretroviral therapy coverage and proportion of sex workers who inject drugs. “Our findings suggest th

Sex in the City - Part Six

published: March, 25, 2015 Categories // Research, Women, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Olivia Kijewski in the final part of her review of the challenges that sex workers face in small city Ontario (Guelph) with a look at solutions and new program ideas

The past five entries have primarily been about barriers to accessing local services for sex workers in Guelph. In some ways, that can feel really daunting and depressing. But luckily, our respondents were also full of great ideas about how to improve programs and services, as well as new program ideas. The following is taken directly from the report. Access to condoms & other safer sex or harm reduction supplies Not surprisingly, improved access to safer sex and harm reduction supplies

Sex in the City – Part Five

published: February, 16, 2015 Categories // Research, Women, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific

Olivia Kijewski continues her exploration of sex work in Guelph, Ontario and its implications for sexual health work

Not surprisingly, stigma was reported as one of the major barriers for sex workers to accessing sexual health services in our needs assessment. Respondents reported experiencing stigma among triage staff, first responders, nurses, doctors, police, and various service providers. Stigma was frequently experienced by clients who were attempting to access social services (including housing, food and financial services) as well as health care. Stigma was related not only to experience of sex work

Sex in the City Part Three

published: December, 04, 2014 Categories // Research, Women, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Olivia Kijewski continues her look at the barriers which exist in sex work to condom use and safer sex

I believe where I left off was at the results of a sex workers needs assessment we had conducted in Guelph, Ontario. This was an assessment we conducted to help identify some of the needs and barriers as well as opportunities for improved service delivery and new programming ideas that could help meet the HIV prevention needs of sex workers in our community. Its aim is also to identify opportunities for other service providers to create more supportive environments in which to provide sex wor

Sex in the City: Part One

published: September, 11, 2014 Categories // Women, Sexual Health, Health, Lifestyle, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Guelph Ontario is a city of 120,000 people about 100 kilometers west of Toronto. What does the sex trade look like in small cities like this and what issues does it raise? Olivia Kijewski reports

Despite what some people might think, sex work does exist in Guelph. It may not look the same as it does in other larger cities, but it’s here. Usually when people think of sex work, they think of someone (usually a woman) working some seedy street corner, hanging over the side of some vehicle in the shadows. Although it happens, this is not necessarily the face of sex work. It is diverse, just like the reasons people get into it, and people’s experience within it. What is sex work, you

Shame

published: September, 24, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Sex and Sexuality

An anonymous writer reveals his secret, saying "this post is part of my conviction that the only way I will survive and thrive is if I pull things out into the shadows, shine the light and share them with others."

Shame

“Shame is a soul eating emotion” – C.G. Jung “The difference between guilt and shame is very clear – in theory. We feel guilty for what we do. We feel shame for what we are.” – Lewis B. Smedes, Shame and Grace.  I have a secret. More specifically, I have a new secret. One that feels so deep and dark that I can‘t bring myself to discuss it openly. I can’t even bring myself to publish this post under my own name; there is just that much shame around it. I’m sure some of my

Magic Mike - One Big UP!, for the first five minutes.

published: July, 15, 2012 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Opinion Pieces, Brian Finch

Brian Finch takes in the most talked about movie of the summer - box office hit, male stripper movie Magic Mike

Magic Mike - One Big UP!, for the first five minutes.

This year I didn’t take in any Pride festivities at all, except performing at Slack’s Pride Show.  So to kill time the last night of the long weekend, I went to see Magic Mike, the male stripper movie loosely based on Channing Tatum life’s story.  This was the perfect time to see it. Being the end of the Pride weekend, the audience was 20% women, 80% gay men. One character in the movie gives a bitchy remark to another and a gay audiance member yells out "S...N...A....P!" I knew I was

The HIV-Positive Sex Worker

published: May, 17, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Current Affairs, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Guest Alex Garner from FrontiersLA.com asks “What exactly are the dynamics at play if one is an HIV-positive escort?”

The HIV-Positive Sex Worker

This article by Alex Garner, Frontiers’ Editor-at-Large first appeared on the website of FrontiersLA.com here. I’m sure you’ve seen the sensational headlines, “HIV-Positive Prostitutes Arrested” or, “Greek Panic over HIV-Positive Prostitutes.” 17 female prostitutes in Greece were arrested for having HIV. It’s being covered as a scintillating story full of drama and intrigue. It has all the makings of an 80s miniseries. All that is missing is Phoebe Cates asking, “Which one o

Feature Interview: Bob Leahy talks sex with Todd Klinck

published: November, 28, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

In this candid interview, full of insights in to what makes him tick, Todd shares what it’s like being a young pro dom, making porn, running a pansexual playground with trans legend Mandy Goodhandy and much more.

Feature Interview: Bob Leahy talks sex with Todd Klinck

Todd Klinck is a well known figure in the Toronto alternative club scene, known too for his past work as a young dom in the sex trade, with a nightclub in the burbs featuring shemale strippers, for making porn with a kink twist, for being edgy and out - and outspoken, but he’s much more than that.  Here’s the Wikepedia version of Todd Klinck’s life Todd Klinck (born November 15, 1974 in Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian writer, nightclub owner and pornography producer. Klinck moved t

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