Resources for Practitioners - Sex Work

Welcome to the resource page! If you are a therapist, coach, mental health professional, support staff, researcher or any professional working in fields related to sex work - including if you are a sex worker yourself - this is the place for: articles, journal pieces, briefing summaries all related to sex work, working with sex workers and the latest research news.

Behind the Screen - Commercial sex, digital spaces and working online - in: Journal of  Technology and Society

Behind the screen: Commercial sex, digital spaces and working online is a collaborative article in Technology in Society written by the core researchers on the Beyond the Gaze research project including Matt Valentine-Chase. Looking at how digital technology influences professional sex workers in their working lives, the context of commercial sex and sharing some of the findings from the three year study, the largest study to date (Beyond the Gaze) into the online sex industry, working practices and regulation. Read the PDF here: BehindTheScreenTechSociety (opens in new window).

Internet Sex Work - Palgrave Pivot

This book takes readers behind the screen to uncover how digital technologies have affected the UK sex industry. The authors use extensive new datasets to explore the working practices, safety and regulation of the sex industry, for female, male and trans sex workers primarily working in the UK. Insights are given as to how sex workers use the internet in their everyday working lives. Written by the researchers from the Beyond the Gaze research project. A fascinating and thoughtful read.  See a snapshot here: Internet Sex Work  where you can also order your hardback copy.

More Resources Coming Soon for 2018!



  • Safety and privacy for sex workers

  • How to be sex work inclusive (for therapists etc.)

  • Managing the work-life balance for sex workers

  • Dealing with stigma and whorephobia

  • and more.....

Have a related article? Link? Research paper? Pop Matt an email to ask if your work can be included.


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