Sex Workers

The following studies are independent projects and papers that contribute empirical data to our body of knowledge on concepts related to sex workers.


Brown, J., & Mnichiello, V. (1996). Research Directions in Male Sex Work. Journal of Homosexuality, 31 (4), pp. 29-56.

Brown, K., & Sanders, T. (2017). Pragmatic, progressive, problematic: Addressing vulnerability through a local street sex work partnership initiative. Social Policy and Society. (download available:

Frank, K. (2007). Thinking Critically about Strip Club Research. Sexualities, 10 (4), pp. 501-517.

Harcourt, C., & Donovan, B. (2005). The many faces of sex work. Journal of Sexually Transmitted Infections. 81, pp. 201-206.

Hubbard, P. & Prior, J. (2013). Out of sight, out of mind’ Prostitution policy and the health, well-being and safety of home-based sex workers. Critical Social Policy, 33 (1),pp. 140 – 159.

McCarthy, B., Benoit, C., Jansson, M., & Kolar, K. (2012). Regulating Sex Work: Heterogeneity in Legal Strategies, Annual Reviews, 8, pp. 255-271.

Morrison, T. G., Whitehead, B. W. (2007). “It’s A Business Doing Pleasure With You”: An Interdisciplinary Reader On Male Sex Work. Journal of Homosexuality, 53 (1-2), pp 1-6.

Sanders, T. (2006). Sexing Up the Subject: Methodological Nuances in Researching the Female Sex Industry. Sexualities. 9 (4), pp. 449-468.

Shaver, F., M. ( 2013). Sex Work Research: Methodological and Ethical Challenges. Interpersonal Violence, 28 (5), Pp. 296.319.

Smith, N. J. (2012). Body issues: The political economy of male sex work. Sexualities, 15 (5-6), pp. 586-603.

Weiss, B. R. (2017). Patterns of Interaction in Webcam Sex Work: A Comparative Analysis of Female and Male Broadcasters. Deviant Behavior, 1-15.