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Sex Work

Sex work is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of forms of erotic products and services, including commercial sex, erotic webcamming, exotic dance, and pornography. Carol Leigh, commonly known as The Scarlot Harlot, coined the term sex work in the 1970s as a way to assert that selling sex is a legitimate form of labor. Research suggests that trans people have participated in various sex work industries for thousands of years.

The majority of academic literature on trans sex work focuses primarily on trans women; however, a 2020 book by Angela Jones asserts that the focus on transfeminine people overlooks transmasculine and nonbinary sex workers. According to data from the both the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) and the National Transgender Discrimination Survey ...

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