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1

What are four types of sex workers?

- Prostitutes
- Pornographic models and actors
- Escorts
- Phone sex operators

2

Is buying and selling sex in Canada illegal?

No

3

What are three acts of prostitution that are illegal?

- Communicating in public to sell sex
- Keeping a common bawdy-house
- Living off of prostitution (pimping)

4

Why do some people argue that prostitution should not be illegal?

Because both parties are consenting and it is a victimless crime

5

What are the six types of female sex worker venues?

- Call girl (most expensive and exclusive)
- Brothels
- In-call services (residence in which prostitutes work regular shifts)
- Out-call (escorts go to client, risky)
- Massage parlours
- Streetwalkers

6

What is a prostitute's madam?

A woman who manages a brothel or escort service

7

What is sex trafficking?

Recruiting, controlling, exploiting sex workers by threat/force

8

What are the first steps in a prostitutes career called?

Entry

9

What are three common reasons for women becoming prostitutes?

- Drug addiction
- Economics
- Force or coercion

10

What is the period of a prostitutes life when she learns skills of the profession called?

Apprenticeship

11

What is a prostitute's mid career?

When they may transition to managing other sex workers or move out of the bars and onto the street

12

What is squaring up?

Leaving the prostitution life

13

Greater dissatisfaction from prostituting is dependant on ____?

The risks she was exposed to

14

In the past 50 years, has the use of prostitutes declined or increased?

Declined dramatically

15

What term do sex trade workers give to their customers?

Johns or tricks

16

What percent of prostitute's clients are occasional Johns and what percent are repeat johns?

50% Repeat

50% occasional

17

What percent of prostitution customers have spouses or regular partners?

49%

18

What is a gigolo?

A male who provides companionship and sexual gratification on a continuing basis to a woman in exchange for money

19

What is a hustler?

A male sex worker who sells his services to men

20

What is a transgendered sex worker?

A genetic man that may live full time as a women and serves men.

21

What are 3 differences between transgender sex workers and female/male sex workers?

Female
- Transgender spend less time with each client
- Transgender keeps regular hours

Male
- Rew transgender reported never enjoying sexual activities

22

What is sex tourism?

Where the purpose of travel is to procure sex.

Tourists have the money to purchase sexual services with exotic and often very young sex workers from different ethnic backgrounds

23

What is obscenity?

Something that is offensive according to the community standards of tolerance test in Canada

24

What is erotica?

Sexually arousing material that is not violent, degrading or demeaning to women, men or children

25

What is pornography?

Sexually arousing art, literature or films

26

What type of sex trade is telephone sex?

Pornography

27

Can advertising every be considered pornographic?

Yes!

28

Do women or men make more making x-rated videos?

Women, more if there is rougher or kinky sex involved

29

How many days are most porn videos shot in?

Three

30

True or false? Porn star performance is often chemically enhanced?

True

31

What percent of sites have sexually explicit material?

1%

32

True or false? Chat rooms are normally just for general sexual talk?

False. Chat rooms are usually orientated toward people with particular sexual interests

33

What is the purpose of commercial bulletin boards?

To download images for a fee

34

When did Canada make it illegal to process make or distribute child pornography?

1993

35

What is the only legal type of child pornography?

If a child draws or takes a photo of themselves for artistic merit and photographic depiction

36

What are six common reasons for feminists objecting to porn?

- Pornography debases women
- Associates sex with violence (hardcore porn)
- Glamorizes unequal power relationships (unlike erotica)
- The current structure of industry
- Traditional gender roles
- Objectifies women

37

In laboratory conditions, exposing men to violent pornography had what effect?

Showed more aggression toward women

men already predisposed toward sexual aggression were more effected

38

True or false? Researches found that women who are exposed to violent porn have negative effects.

True

39

Why is censorship not a good solution to violent pornography?

It would make it forbidden and thus more attractive and still available on the black market

40

What is the best solution for the negative effects of pornography?

Education. Debriefing media depictions as unreal, debunking myths (as portrayed in media) that a woman enjoys forced sex