Happy New Year to all! As we enter January we go into the last few weeks of a really important element of the Beyond the Gaze Research the sex worker survey for internet based sex workers. The survey is open till 23rd January 2017 and is designed for sex workers of all genders, working in adult services, including escorts, webcammers, providers of erotic massage, BDSM and other sexual services. As BTG is a study of UK internet based sex work the survey is for sex workers living in and/or working in the UK who use the Internet for their work. It focuses on sex workers’ use of online and digital technologies, working conditions and job satisfaction, safety, privacy and reporting crimes, and seeks sex worker views about how the UK laws could better protect sex workers.
The survey does not collect any identifying information and is completely anonymous. We have permission from the University ethics committee and work within strict ethical guidelines to protect the privacy and anonymity of all people taking part in our research. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.
The results of this project will be used to inform policy and practice in order to improve working conditions and services to sex workers using the Internet in their work. Project outputs will include a range of briefings informed by the research findings, the development of a toolkit for good practice guidance on providing appropriate models of internet outreach & working with online sex workers and enhanced safety info for online sex workers.
If you are a sex worker and have not yet taken part please help us and take part in the survey asap. Help us make this the largest UK survey of this sector and get many sex worker voices/experiences into the data. You get to the survey through the following link: https://leicester.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/btg-sex-worker-survey. This survey is being advertised through various online platforms, networks and projects, so please only complete the survey once. Also please spread the word to any friends or colleagues who work in the sector. Help make this the biggest ever survey so we have a strong set of data and voice for sex workers to influence policy and challenge stereotypes.
Anyone who completes the survey will be eligible to be entered into a prize draw. There are three prizes of £50 vouchers to be won. If you wish to be entered for the prize draw, you will be asked to provide your email address, which will only be used for this purpose and will be deleted once the draw has taken place after the survey closes at the end of January 2017.
Great if you could respond as soon as possible. The survey will be live till 23rd January 2017 , we would really value your help. Thanks for taking part!
If you would like more information about the survey or the project please contact Dr Rosie Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org; call or whatsapp 07834148333).