Sex Workers Deserve Better!

Publication Date: 
2010
Resource Origin: 
Springtide Resources

Sex Work is Real Work!

As a trans sex worker, you are entitled to:

  1. Respectful clients!
  2. Respectful partners/boyfriends/girlfriends!
  3. Good pay and tips!
  4. A life free from violence, abuse, and harassment!

These are your rights, and don't let anyone tell you differently!

What are Respectful Clients like?

  • Respectful clients pay you in full, in advance (and hopefully tip big!).
  • Respectful clients stop when you tell them to, and agree to do only the things that you have discussed with them.
  • Respectful clients will not try to force you, or talk you into, not using condoms, dental dams, gloves, or other safer sex supplies.
  • And respectful clients will never hit, strangle, and otherwise hurt you in ways that you did not agree on beforehand (like in S/M).

What are Respectful Partners/Boyfriends/Girlfriends like?

  • Respectful partners/boyfriends/girlfriends use the name and pronoun (he or she or zie) that you prefer.
  • Respectful partners don't have a problem with you being a sex worker.
  • Respectful partners will use condoms, dental dams, gloves, or other safer sex supplies that you want them to, and won't try to guilt you about it.
  • And respectful partners will never hit, control, or otherwise hurt you in ways that you didn't agree on beforehand (like in S/M).

What about good pay and tipping?

That's right! You deserve excellent pay for all your work! It's up to you to decide what to charge, and your clients and partners need to respect your choices. Many clients also tip! And you definitely deserve that!

Can I have a life free from violence, abuse, and harassment?

Trans people and sex workers deserve to have awesome lives, full of love, fun, and happiness, just like everyone else.

  • Being a sex worker doesn't mean that you have to put up with ANY bad treatment or disrespect.
  • If someone is treating you bad, drop them from your client list/life!

Your hot and amazing self deserves only the best!

Resource developed by Morgan Page for T-GUAVA.

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