Psychology 2075 Chapter Notes - Chapter 17: Massage Parlor, Call Girl, Sex In Advertising

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Western University
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Psychology
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Psychology 2075
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Chapter 17
Sex for Sale: Human Sexuality
Commercial sex work
Include a variety of things such as erotic dancers to porn stars
These activities involve the sale of a service to “satisfy a sexual fantasy for a
customer”
Commercial sex workers: a person who engages in sexual acts in return for
money or drugs and so in a fairly non-discriminating fashion; prostitute
Prostitution has not ever been illegal in Canada, but things related are- like
the stopping of cars effecting traffic, or communicating in public
An Ontario judge struck down on these sections saying that they go against
the constitution because the increase harm to the street prostitutes
Punishment is a minor offense usually a fine unless you are a repeat offender;
in this case there may be a small amount of jail time
Common Bawdy house: a place kept, occupied or used by one or more
persons to engage in prostitution or indecency
The laws do little to discourage prostitution, very hard to prove and convict
and the laws are not specific as to where is can take place
More women are convicted then men because men do not like to go
undercover as a gay man, so the charges are not proportionate
In a Canadian poll, it was spilt half and half with people agreeing with the
laws, as protection and for the public good, and others thought that they
were not good as the forced prostitutes into unsafe situations
Can be very dangerous as an average of 7 prostitutes die each year, and more
than half of them are sexually assaulted or assaulted
Some people believe that sex work should be unionized, and that they
deserve all the rights that other workers do
Some other people feel that prostitution makes the environment unsafe and
dangerous and that it should be illegal
Female sex workers
Venues:
o Call girl: the most expensive and exclusive category of sex
workers
Lives in a upscale residence maintains her health, picks
who she wants to see and may even escort men on business
trips etc.
o Brothel: a house of prostitutions where sex workers and
customers meet for sexual activity
Have been replaced by in-call services: a residence where
sex workers work regular shifts selling sexual services on
an hourly basis
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o Massage parlour: a place where massages and sexual services
take place
o Out call service: a services that sends a sex worker to a location
specified by the client to provide sexual services
o Street walker: a lower status sex worker who works on the
streets selling sexual services
They can earn up to 2000 dollars a week but the mean
annual income is roughly 18000 because the are arrested
more frequently
This is also more dangerous as they don’t have control of
there surroundings
The role of third parties
o Pimp: a sex workers companion, protector and master
o Madam: a women who manages a brothel, in-call, out-call, or
escort service
o Sex-trafficking: the recruitment and control of persons for sexual
exploitation
Estimated that this brings in around 7 billion dollar
annually
The children are virtually slaves to the third party, the were
promised a better life but obviously that does not happen
The career of a sex worker
o How do they get in? for some it is survival, and for others, they like
the exciting life of a call girl
o Some women are coerced into this by a friend or a husband
o Some become like this because they want to support a drug
addiction
o Most women go through an apprenticeship to learn the ropes,
maybe by a madam or a pimp
o Women say that the best part about this is the money and that it is
flexible
o There are many programs like PEER and STELLA that help women
trying to get out of the sex trade business
Sex workers well-being
o Women that work on the street run a high risk of becoming
infected with a disease and are more subject to abuse
o In places where prostitution is illegal, they are in even more
danger because they cant ask for help when they do become
subject to abuse and disease
o The use of drugs increases the chance of that person getting a
disease
Customers
o The use of prostitution has declined rapidly in the past 50 years
o Customer or clients are referred to as johns, and nearly half of
them are regular customers
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Include a variety of things such as erotic dancers to porn stars. These activities involve the sale of a service to satisfy a sexual fantasy for a customer . Commercial sex workers: a person who engages in sexual acts in return for money or drugs and so in a fairly non-discriminating fashion; prostitute. Prostitution has not ever been illegal in canada, but things related are- like the stopping of cars effecting traffic, or communicating in public. An ontario judge struck down on these sections saying that they go against the constitution because the increase harm to the street prostitutes. Punishment is a minor offense usually a fine unless you are a repeat offender; in this case there may be a small amount of jail time. Common bawdy house: a place kept, occupied or used by one or more persons to engage in prostitution or indecency.

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