Love Buzz

Sex Ed

By

A new web site fleshes out the life of a prostitute.

hookerWe couldn't help but be drawn to sexwork101.com, a new web site devoted to educating regular people like us on the sex industry. sexwork101.com and boundnotgagged.com, a blog for sex workers, fill in the gaps between what we know and what the media offers us. We found the glossary particularly helpful, as these Spitzer-scandal times call for the correct verbiage. No need to offend anyone! From the site: When the sex industry is covered by the mainstream media, they often use phrases and words to describe the sex industry that aren’t actually used by people in the sex industry. Here are some of these words and phrases, and what should be used instead.

hookerWe couldn't help but be drawn to sexwork101.com, a new web site devoted to educating regular people like us on the sex industry.

More from YourTango: Technology Fails: 6 Things That Are Harming Your Body Image

sexwork101.com and boundnotgagged.com, a blog for sex workers, fill in the gaps between what we know and what the media offers us. We found the glossary particularly helpful, as these Spitzer-scandal times call for the correct verbiage. No need to offend anyone!

From the site:

More from YourTango: 20 Dreamy Dresses For A Beach Wedding

When the sex industry is covered by the mainstream media, they often use phrases and words to describe the sex industry that aren’t actually used by people in the sex industry. Here are some of these words and phrases, and what should be used instead.

Call girl - this isn’t entirely offensive or completely wrong because it’s not really slang, but it’s a little outdated. Escort is the preferred term these days, and in studies these workers are sometimes called “indoor workers.” See Tracy Quan’s 2001 novel Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl for a realistic depiction of this era in the business.

Prostitution ring - this phrase exists basically to get people wound up. It looks really shocking and scandalous in a headline. No one in the sex industry uses this phrase - in fact, I’m not entirely sure what it’s supposed to mean. Escort agency is a much more accurate way to refer to businesses that a client can call or email to request one of several escorts.

Share this with someone you love (or even like a lot)!

Let's make it
FB official