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Sex for sale: qualitative study of male sex workers

Wilcox, Aidan and Christmann, Kris (2006) Sex for sale: qualitative study of male sex workers. Project Report. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    1. RESEARCH AIMS, METHODOLOGY AND LIMITATIONS OF THE
    RESEARCH
    The Applied Criminology Centre was approached by the Phil Birch, Principal
    Community Safety Officer (Specialist Crime Team)/SWEET and Project Manager
    Community Safety/SWEET Project to investigate the nature and extent of the male
    sex market in the area.
    1.1 RESEARCH AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
    This study set out to explore the experiences of male sex workers in Kirklees and
    neighbouring areas. Specifically, it aimed, through interviews with male sex workers
    (MSWs), to explore their reasons for engaging in sex work, to uncover the risks and
    dangers they face, the nature of their contact with agencies, and the help and
    support they required either to leave the profession or to conduct their work as safely
    as possible. Interviews with sex workers explored the following broad themes:
    • Childhood experiences
    • Education and employment history
    • Family and other significant relationships
    • Contact with criminal justice agencies
    • Important influences and turning points
    • Current living conditions
    • Length of time in sex work and reasons for starting
    • Sexuality of sex workers and their clients
    • Attitudes to sex work
    • Actual and perceived dangers of the work
    • Precautions taken to reduce the risks
    • Involvement with agencies
    • Future plans
    The second main aim of the study was to test the feasibility of asking participants to
    use a diary sheet to record their encounters with clients.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Additional Information: © The Authors 2006
    Uncontrolled Keywords: male sex workers; community safety
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Applied Criminology Centre
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2008 10:32
    Last Modified: 17 Dec 2010 15:53
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/730

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