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The Issue

What is The Commercial Sex Trade?


Who Buys Sex?

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[i] Blakey, J. M., & Gunn, A. (2018). The "ickiness factor": Stigma as a barrier to exiting prostitution. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 57(8), 538-561. 10.1080/10509674.2018.1549177; Gerassi, L. B. (2020). How Adult Women Who Trade Sex Navigate Social Services: A Grounded Theory Study. Feminist Criminology, 15(2), 196-216. 10.1177/1557085119885444; Gesser, N. (2022). ‘[Peers Give] You Hope that You Can Change Too': Peers’ Helping Relationships for Women Exiting Street-based Sex Trade. Ethics and Social Welfare, 16(2), 151-168.

[ii] Farley, M., Franzblau, K., & Kennedy, A. E. (2014). Online Prostitution and Trafficking. Albany Law Review, 77(3), 1039-1094.

[iii] Burnette, M. L., Lucas, E., Ilgen, M., Frayne, S. M., Mayo, J., & Weitlauf, J. C. (2008). Prevalence and Health Correlates of Prostitution Among Patients Entering Treatment for Substance Use Disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry, 65(3), 337-344. 10.1001/archpsyc.65.3.337

[iv] Demand Abolition. (2018). Who Buys Sex? ().

[v] Alves, C. D. B., & Cavalhieri, K. E. (2021). “Mongering Is a Weird Life Sometimes”: Discourse Analysis of a Sex Buyer Online Community. Violence against Women, 27(9), 1448–1474.; Jovanovski, N., & Tyler, M. (2018). “Bitch, You Got What You Deserved!”: Violation and Violence in Sex Buyer Reviews of Legal Brothels. Violence against Women, 24(16), 1887–1908.

[vi] Farley, M., Golding, J. M., Matthews, E. S., Malamuth, N. M., & Jarrett, L. (2017). Comparing Sex Buyers With Men Who Do Not Buy Sex: New Data on Prostitution and Trafficking. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32(23), 3601–3625.

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