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Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so.
- Quote by Andrea Dworkin (September 26, 1946 - April 9, 2005)

The following information has been provided by former and current sex workers whom have worked at all levels of the trade, likewise, both indoors and out:


Threats of Violence

Risk of Physical Harm

Risk of Death

Risk of HIV, HEP C, STD Etc

Risk of Developing Mental Health
   - PTSD
   - Battered Women Syndrome
   - Depression
   - Compassion Fatigue
   - Burn Out
   - Institutionalized
   - Anti Social Behaviors/ Disorder
   - Disassociation
   - Psychosis
   - Paranoia
   - Addiction

Substance Abuse

Risk of Unhealthy/Abusive Relationships

Repeating Cycles of Violence

Repeating Cycles of Sex Trade

In Most Cases, little or No Work Experience

In Main Stream Society

In Most Cases, Little or No Education

Criminal Records, being jailed, Institutionalized

Loss of Personal Identity

Trust Issues


Little or No Pension Fund

Live Day-Day… Lack of Budgeting Skills

Loss of Family and Friends

Low Self Esteem – Low Self Confidence

Not Easy Money

Contributes to the Drug and Gun Trade

Fast Money



Material Gain

Pay for Education

Learn English

Traveling Experiences

Learn Things

Sense of Family/Belonging

Lots of Attention

Flexible Hours – Get To Sleep In…

Don’t Need Any Education

Not Giving “It” Away For Free

To Be Loved and to Love…

Immigration Status

Protecting Family/Friends


Getting ahead

Empowerment with Business Transaction

Paid for something I know how to do

Are These Costs Worth These Benefits?

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