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SEX TRAFFICKING IN THE WEB CAM WORLD?

Cate - I wanted to touch base on your article about "web cam isn't like other sex work". http://www.thestranger.com/features/feature/2015/06/10/22360297/camming-is-not-like-any-other-kind-of-sex-workAlmost every one of our members since the day web cam was invented has reported in many ways IT'S WORSE.  You can take a group of prostitutes who at the end of the day go grab some coffee and joke about their tricks and the fact they haven't "been laid in months". However, when you take the same hard core prostitute and put her to work on a web cam line - they report nightmares, flashbacks, and that it "gets into their head". Also, do not think for one moment trafficking does exist in the web cam world.  

Since I quit sex work myself back in 1985 I've had many different types of jobs. I've done a lot of freelance work within the sex industry doing website design and marketing because of my experience in the field and my knowledge of the…

Meet the Sex Workers Who Lawmakers Don't Believe Exist

To: sydney@thestranger.com
From: jodywilliams@hotmail.com
Subject: PROSTITUTION ARTICLE
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2016 10:51:40 -0700

http://www.thestranger.com/news/feature/2015/02/11/21689047/meet-the-sex-workers-who-lawmakers-dont-believe-exist
Dear Sydney:
Might I ask why we were not consulted with this article?  We are the people who started this whole debate in the first place is why I ask.
Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s, we were viewed only and solely as either sexual deviants, drug addicts, or criminals.  I know because those were the only categories first of all where I could find research on prostitution.  There wasn’t even a category at the UCLA medical research library for the subject – only drug addiction, sexual abnormality, and criminal behavior.   There certainly wasn’t even the idea someone could be “addicted” to the sex industry in the same manner as someone was addicted to drugs being that back then there wasn’t even the concept of sexual addiction, gambling addiction, shoppi…