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Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People  - Christian Vega
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Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People - Christian Vega

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Presenation by Christian Vega at field Disability and Sexuality Forum - Thursday 31 March 2011. …

Presenation by Christian Vega at field Disability and Sexuality Forum - Thursday 31 March 2011.
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  • 1. Sex Workers and Ably Diverse People : A symbiosis towards humanity By Christian Vega
  • 2. Presentation Overview <ul><li>Sex Workers: Who are we? </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the Victorian Sex Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Types of sex work: Pros and Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies and approaches towards better access </li></ul><ul><li>Why the human rights of sex workers matter to you </li></ul><ul><li>Christian’s experience of working with Ably Diverse Clients </li></ul><ul><li>Question Time and concluding comments </li></ul>
  • 3. The Diversity of Sex Workers <ul><li>Sex Workers: </li></ul><ul><li>Are of all Genders, Sexes and Sexualities </li></ul><ul><li>Come from all Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>From all Ages </li></ul><ul><li>Are Ably diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Migration Status </li></ul><ul><li>Socio-Economic classes </li></ul><ul><li>May be Non-Neuro Typical </li></ul>
  • 4. The Diversity of Sex Work Private Street Worker Porn Stripping Table-Top Dancing Phone Sex Rub-N Tugs Pro-Fetishishists Negotiated Arrangements Online Erotic Massage Sole Operator Brothels Survival Sex BDSM Practitioners Sexual Surrogates Erotic Companions Phone Sex Operators Sexual Aides Brothel Escort Cam2Cam Opportunistic Hustling Tantric Practitioners
  • 5. Overview of the Victorian Sex Industry <ul><li>Victoria’s Sex Industry is regulated by the Sex Work Control Act. There are only 3 recognised legal modes of sex work: </li></ul><ul><li>Brothels </li></ul><ul><li>Escort Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Private Workers </li></ul><ul><li>Each mode presents it on set of advantages and disadvantages for Ably Diverse clients </li></ul>
  • 6. Going to a Brothel <ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a venue for the service to take place </li></ul><ul><li>Can be the less expensive option </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a selection of service providers, some more comfortable with working with disabled clients </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity for a special outing </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>Can be more challenging for low mobility clients </li></ul><ul><li>More demanding on the carer </li></ul><ul><li>Limited ability to negotiate services that will be provided </li></ul><ul><li>Time must be taken in bed transfers, undressing, showering, etc. </li></ul>
  • 7. Calling an Escort Agency <ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><li>Allows client to remain in an environment they are comfortable in and familiar with </li></ul><ul><li>More opportunity to explain the needs of the client and prepare the worker </li></ul><ul><li>Time can be saved through preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>Can be more expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Must make the venue sex worker accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Less scope to negotiate services </li></ul>
  • 8. Seeing Private Workers <ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><li>Competitively priced </li></ul><ul><li>More ability to build an ongoing, progressive service relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Greater range of skills and services and a wider scope to negotiate these </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>More leg work to find one that would be appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>What happens when the sex worker retires? </li></ul>
  • 9. Street-based and Other Non-Compliant Sex Work <ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><li>Most likely to be cheaper </li></ul><ul><li>Can be a quick, low fuss transaction to organise </li></ul><ul><li>Is more anonymous </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>It is illegal </li></ul><ul><li>There are barriers to protection/contingencies should something go wrong </li></ul>
  • 10. Strategies Towards Better Access <ul><li>Plan, plan, plan: -to the minute of how the booking will go -what to do should something go wrong -the role of the carer </li></ul><ul><li>Ask heaps of questions and establish clear expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Give the worker/agent as much information as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Include sex as part of the person’s lifestyle management plan &amp; Organisational Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Call a sex worker organisation for a Referral </li></ul>
  • 11. Human Rights <ul><li>Australia has an established Sex Worker Rights movement </li></ul><ul><li>Sex Workers see the Disability Rights Movement as an equal, allied movement </li></ul><ul><li>The right to sex work and the right to access sex workers are human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Both Sex Workers and the Ably Diverse are self-determining, strong individuals who do not necessarily need anyone speaking on their behalf </li></ul>
  • 12. Working with Ably Diverse Clients: Christian’s Experience
  • 13. Question Time
  • 14. Resources <ul><li>Scarlet Alliance www.scarletalliance.org.au </li></ul><ul><li>Touching Base </li></ul><ul><li>www.touchingbase.org </li></ul><ul><li>RhED www.sexworker.org.au </li></ul>
  • 15. To Contact Me <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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