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Title: The sexual intentions of male sex workers: An international study of escorts who advertise on the web
Contributor(s): Minichiello, Victor  (author); Harvey, P (author); Marino, Rodrigo J J (author)
Publication Date: 2008
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4817
Abstract: In the past twenty years or so new discourses about the sex industry have emerged. They include a 'gender industry' discourse that openly acknowledges that there exists both a female and a male sex industry. The evidence suggests that male sex work is a growing enterprise and the male body is increasingly seen as a commodified product. The expansion of men's participation as sex workers is complemented by the growing eroticism of men's bodies in popular culture (Minichiello and Harvey 2007). For example, male-to-male pornography constitutes a sizable segment of the US pornography market, about one-third to one half of the $2.4 billion adult industry (Watson 2000). A decriminalisation and professionalisation of the sex industry has occurred as a 'sex' as 'work' discourse has also emerged. Here we see government and health and community agencies introducing, for example, professional standards for the industry through codes of practice, licensing requirements, professional guidelines for safe sex and client-worker interactions, health education and community outreach programmes. Likewise, a large number of sex workers are adopting a professional identity with regard to the quality of the services they provide to clients and how they promote themselves as workers in the recreation industry on the internet and via advertisements.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Sex as crime?, p. 156-171
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 1843922673
9781843922681
9781843922674
Field of Research (FOR): 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://www.willanpublishing.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781843922674
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/25302732
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