Tag Archives: sex

December 06

Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape, Graduate Journal of Social Science, Vol 11. No. 2

Our guest edition is finally here!! Led by Laura Connelly, our authors, peer reviewers, copy editors and editors at large have put together a brilliant open-access journal on sex work. Please read and share as widely as you can, via your social media, email lists etc. Thank you for all your help and support with […]

October 26

Sex Work Conferences and Events 2016

Hi all, I will be updating this list. Please let me know if there are events you would like to be included. Always great to meet new researchers and catch up with familiar faces. I am on twitter @princessjack if you wish to connect. I list my papers here. 4th Postgraduate Sex Work Conference Location: […]

April 09

Women Who Buy Sex

There is an important research project going on looking at Women Who Buy Sex. Jointly funded by The British Academy and The Leverhulme Trust, this project will challenge current discourses surrounding buyers of sex. The team are Dr Sarah Kingston of Lancaster University, Dr Natalie Hammond of Manchester Metropolitan University, and Scarlett Redman, Research Associate […]

November 11

Being a Sex Work Researcher

If you are new to my blog and perhaps a student interested in the sex industry, this post is for you. It addresses some of the many issues and questions frequently raised. It’s also for me as a space for gathering different ideas together, and connecting up what I have been writing here for the […]

September 28

Female Sexuality

Ok. So I’m a Sociologist, we know that. I’m also a feminist, and massively interested in issues of sex and sexuality. And Medical Sociology/ Sociology of Health. And everything. Because I’m a Sociologist, and we look into everything. You know that one of my personal bugbears hatreds, is the narrow way in which western medicine, […]

July 23

Sweetening the Pill

In 2013 Holly Grigg-Spall published her book Sweetening The Pill Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control. I was so relieved to read this book and engage with the debates surrounding it. The pill and its huge side effects should be a hot feminist topic. More women need to get involved in this […]

May 14

The myth of sexual liberation

I read Jessica Valenti’s piece ‘Of course the French have better sex if our idea of sex is limited to men’s ideals’ and then the original interview ‘Are the French Better at Sex? A Discussion’. I think what they are both missing is that women can increasingly be as sexually active as they choose in […]