Adult Work in College – Why Students Are Turning to Sex Work to Supplement Their Living Expenses

Adult Work in College – Why Students Are Turning to Sex Work to Supplement Their Living Expenses

Adult work is an option if you are struggling to pay for your living expenses while in college. According to an analysis, 6% of students would like to supplement their incomes. Here are a few reasons why students might think about this job. Also, you’ll learn about the websites where these workers work, the threats from anti-sex-worker campaigners and the attempts to close these sites.

Six percent of students would think about turning to adult work to cover the cost of living

A Save the Student survey found that 6 percent of students would consider adult work to help pay for their living expenses if they had to take out loans. The survey also revealed that 79% of students are concerned about their financial situation. Some students might consider doing sex work to help earn a living. One student in the Fashion Buying course said that they were considering adult work because of the lack of funding and stress from the exams.

Sites used by sex workers

The United States has taken steps to curb adult sex and has shut down a number of Adultwork websites. The new law, known as FOSTA-SESTA (Fight OnlineSex Trafficking and Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act) is a law that places online platforms in charge of the content of their pages. Yet, sexy escorts are still too scared to publicly announce their jobs or use public services.

One example of a site used by adult sex workers is SB, which allows users to share their mobile numbers and have a direct line of contact with the owner. Although the site was at first owned by a small-scale business and is now managed by a multinational company. The owners are not connected to the creators of the advertisements. Some users are not comfortable working for a new company. Others have reported a dramatic rise in bookings from previous advertisements.

The threat of anti-sex-worker activists

In 2017 one of the female sex workers in Monaghan, Ireland, reported that a man who was a campaigner left an online message claiming that she was a dirty fucking whore. The message said that all prossies should die. The sex worker was shocked, and called the police.

Sex workers also face threats of murder and rape. Sometimes, they can be threatened with forced eviction and deportation.


Sex-oriented sites are closed

The government is trying to shut down adult work sites in the hope of reducing internet sex trafficking. This is causing a lot harm to sex workers particularly those from the Black, Brown, and trans communities. The criminalization of sex-related work makes these workers more vulnerable to abuse. It makes them afraid to report a crime to the police or complain about their clients’ abuse which could lead to the possibility of jail time. They also aren’t accountable and are not subject to financial censorship.

Financial intermediaries are essential in the world of sexwork that is increasingly virtual. However, public platforms should not block sex workers accounts without warning. This kind of targeted freezing of accounts that is done without due process can do more harm than good to workers. This further pushes sex work into the shadows and promotes more abuse.