Sex worker advocates have identified this as whorephobia.
The legality of different types of sex work varies within and between regions of the world.
The term "sex worker" was coined in 1978 by sex worker activist Carol Leigh.
Its use became popularized after publication of the anthology, Sex Work: Writings By Women In The Sex Industry in 1987, edited by Frédérique Delacoste and Priscilla Alexander.
Depending on local law, sex workers' activities may be regulated, controlled, tolerated, or prohibited.
In most countries, even those where sex work is legal, sex workers may be stigmatized and marginalized, which may prevent them from seeking legal redress for discrimination (e.g., racial discrimination by a strip club owner), non-payment by a client, assault or rape.
For example, while pornography is legal in the United States, prostitution is illegal in most parts of the US.
These motives also align with varying climates surrounding sex work in different communities and cultures. Sex work can take the form of prostitution, stripping or lap dancing, performance in pornography, phone or internet sex, or any other exchange of sexual services for financial or material gain.We have a zero-tolerance policy against illegal pornography.We do not own, produce or host the videos displayed on this website.Many studies struggle to gain demographic information about the prevalence of sex work, as many countries or cities have laws prohibiting prostitution or other sex work.In addition, sex trafficking, or forced sex work, is also difficult to quantify due to its underground and covert nature.