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Sex Worker and Proud: A Phenomenological Study of Consensual Sex Workers' Lives
Description: Historically research has been helpful in addressing and providing resources related to issues faced by individuals in the adult industry, yet it is often clouded by the usage "sex worker" and "human trafficking victim" interchangeably. By confounding these terms there is an implication that research studies on either population can be generalizable. This presentation will serve as an exploration into the experiences of consensual sex workers related to their familial and intimate relationships and access to effective psychotherapy.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of the difference between the experiences of consensual sex workers and human trafficking victims and the impact that disclosure of working in the adult industry can have an individual's mental health and support system.