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sex work (uncountable)

  1. Any job in which sex or eroticism is involved, especially prostitution or pornography.
    • 1999. Peter Aggleton, "Men who sell sex: international perspectives on male prostitution", Page 44
      Many were initiated into sex work through friends who were already sex workers, but others took the initiative themselves.
    • 2006. Leslie Ann Jeffrey, Gayle Michelle MacDonald, "Sex workers in the Maritimes talk back", Page 105
      Social Control, Policing, and Sex Work I think it was the first, no second, time I got arrested.
    • 2010. Ronald John Weitzer, "Sex for sale: prostitution, pornography, and the sex industry", Page 1
      Sex work involves the exchange of sexual services, performances, or products for material compensation.
    My mother distributes condoms and outreach materials to those that do sex work for a living in the Tenderloin and Mission.

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