210 | Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex Work (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)
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Sex work is one of the oldest professions. In places where it is legal (or at least decriminalized), sex work is safe, healthy, and protects the workers. In places where it is blocked and criminalized, sex workers are raped, brutalized, exploited, and suffer mental health issues. The "righteous" path is the dangerous path. The worst part is, the people who condemn sex work are often benefitting from it. Learn all about why it happens and some of the myths that exist around it. Links for Today: https://sexworkersproject.org/media-toolkit/downloads/08-Myths.pdf https://prostitution.procon.org/historical-timeline/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12082669/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/strictly-casual/201410/do-sex-workers-have-more-mental-health-problems https://www.huffpost.com/entry/16-facts-about-sexual-ass_b_8711720 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6289426/ https://prostitutescollective.net/facts-about-sex-work-sheet/ https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/sex-workers-facts-and-myths/ We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo Recommendations Shane: Mortal Kombat (2021 Movie) Abraham: Moral Kombat (2021 Movie; https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293429/) You can reach us directly at 775.525.0908, at [email protected], through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.
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