Are you currently or have you recently been a student working in sex work?
Signing up for the project is easy and confidential. The best way to get in touch or to join the project is to contact us and we will answer any questions or concerns you might have.
Project members also have the opportunity to undertake paid research
with us. Hear from one of our current project members below:
We really want to understand your experiences as a sex workers and this
project gives you the chance to have your opinions and voices heard on
the issues that affect you in an ethical, safe and non-judgemental
"I first saw The Student Sex Work Project at
Fresher’s Fair. I knew what it was for but I didn't join at first for
fear of being outed and being judged. A few months later and after
keeping an eye on the project online, I decided to take the risk and
join. I don't know why I was so worried. It really is confidential and
no one knows who you are. I can e-mail, chat to other people who
understand in forums and talk online. No one knows who I am. My work is
now a lot less isolating and a lot less difficult than it used to be. I
now have somewhere to go. If anyone involved in sex work; whatever kind
of work it is, was wondering whether to become a member, I'd say join.
It's only helped me"
What do we mean by sex work?
One question we are regularly asked is 'What do we mean by sex work?'. For
us, sex work has a broad meaning but we are aware that most people associate it
with women who sell sexual acts for money, in other words the common
understanding of prostitution. Our Project identifies 'sex work' as including
activities such as erotic dancing, web cam sex, phone chat sex, escort work,
massage parlour work as well as work in the porn industry. However, our Project
also emphasises that sex work is not associated only with women but also men
and transgender people.