Sex Work and Female Self-Empowerment (Hardcover)
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Prior research has tended to mirror popular representations of the female sex worker as a morally flawed individual and a victim of circumstances beyond her control. Sex Work and Female Self-Empowerment presents a fresh perspective on the world's oldest profession by considering the relationship between sex work and female self-empowerment from a variety of disciplinary and practical perspectives and presenting new data derived from the author's study of six self-employed indoor female sex workers (IFSWs). Informed by the author's training in clinical psychology and human sexuality studies and her more than fifteen years of involvement in the sex work profession, this book extends beyond social stereotyping and stigmatization and presents a more balanced view of the identities and aspirations of sex workers in contemporary society.
About the Author
Stephanie Hunter Jones, PhD, is a Los Angeles-based clinical sexologist, sex-positive therapist and intimacy advisor. During her 16 years of experience in the adult industry she has worked with diverse clients, both as a professional BDSM, fetish, and kink player, and as an erotic energy practitioner whose practice emphasizes the healing power of touch.