Welcome to BtG – Click the image or the link below to download your own copy of ‘Safety and Privacy for Online Sex Workers’. A Beyond the Gaze resource – written by sex workers and informed by the BtG research study.
Beyond the Gaze are now in the process of disseminating the research findings. By this we mean positively using the research to support the sex work community in ways such as: producing safety and privacy resources that have ‘real world’ positive impact, liaising with sex workers and those who support them via: outreach workshops, conferences, local and national meetings, social media, text and online materials that are accessible. We are working very closely with our partners, National Ugly Mugs, and the newly formed NUM Research and Development Team to identify further ways to support the sex work community. Do feel free to get in touch for further information.
Internet Sex Work is available now on Palgrave Pivot. Suitable for anyone interested in the working practices, regulation and safety of internet-based sex work in the UK.
Also as a result of the research – having been written by sex workers themselves – BtG has produced a safety and privacy document as a downloadable resource in PDF for sex workers to use in their day to day lives. We have also designed and produced ‘quick look’ downloadable flyers and cards with basic – sex worker written – information on safety and privacy in online sex work.
BtG has also produced several briefings and publications for practitioners and organisations working with sex workers.
The above downloadable resources are available NOW by clicking here. However, as we update the site – we will be making these easier to access! Stay with us and do keep checking back for image-click instant downloads of our safety info!
Beyond the Gaze: The working practices, regulation and safety of Internet-based sex work in the UK. In this film Professor Teela Sanders and Dr Rosie
Campbell discuss their research into internet based sex work. The aims of the research was to understand the wider theoretical significance of new technologies for changing the social practice of sexual consumption and the sex industry, to map the trends and
understand the working practices in Internet-based sex work markets within the broader processes of the regulation and policing of sex work in the UK, and to facilitate the integration of Internet-based sex work into safety and health-related provision, policies
and agencies. This film was produced by External Relations, University of Leicester in 2018.
Filmed & Edited by Hayley Evans Produced
by Amy Cory.
Teela Sanders, Jane Scoular and Rosie Campbell give a short (6 minute) outline of the project in this video. The team outline how the increasing use of technology in sex work impacts upon its regulation, how adult sex work is currently policed, and the extent to which the police and other agencies interact with the online market.
They also outline the methodologies and engagement strategies to be employed during the course of the three year project.