Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Sex Trades Definition:

Those occupations in which an individual, usually women, offer their intimacy and full persons, for sexual pleasure of a client or clients,

Related Terms: Prostitute

Sex trades are those activities for hire and remuneration or other consideration (such as rent, or other things predatory individuals often extend), and include prostitution, body rub or massage parlour jobs, private sex services at home or through an agency, nude or exotic dancing, phone sex, pornography whether extended through an agency, an employer or on a self-hire basis.

Sex trades do not include social justice administrative, volunteer work for those people who perform the sexual activities of the sex trade. In some cases, individuals would be paid for that, such as a counsellor or researcher hired by a sexual assault center but would not otherwise be a sex trade worker.

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