“It’s like Being an Electrician, You’re Gonna Get Shocked”: Differences in the Perceived Risks of Indoor and Outdoor Sex Work and Its Impact on Exiting

Kathleen Preble, Karen Magruder, Andrea Cimino

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Abstract

This study sought to understand differences in risks of indoor versus outdoor sex work and how perceptions of risk influenced sex workers’ motivation to exit. Among the 19 indoor and outdoor sex workers included in this qualitative study, themes of risks included: violence versus death, discovery, romantic relationships, arrest, health risks, loss, and “the unknown”. Results of this study show that sex workers have a nuanced perception of risks and exiting motivations dependent upon the sex trade market. These results offer suggestions for policy and intervention practices uniquely tailored for indoor and outdoor sex workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-646
Number of pages22
JournalVictims and Offenders
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2019

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Keywords

  • Backpage.com
  • Internet-facilitated prostitution
  • narrative
  • online prostitution
  • qualitative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Law

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“It’s like Being an Electrician, You’re Gonna Get Shocked” : Differences in the Perceived Risks of Indoor and Outdoor Sex Work and Its Impact on Exiting. / Preble, Kathleen; Magruder, Karen; Cimino, Andrea.

In: Victims and Offenders, Vol. 14, No. 5, 04.07.2019, p. 625-646.

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