This paper presents a comprehensive typology of the sex industry based on primary data collected between 2018 and 2019 for a UK Home Ofce-funded study. Typologies of the contemporary sex industry in England and Wales have tended to be limited to particular sectors or have been developed from a specifc disciplinary perspective or theme (e.g. sexual health programming, income). Situated in the context of international sex industry typologies, this paper seeks to address this gap. Data was derived from an online survey, questionnaires and consultations with stakeholders including individuals currently or formerly involved in selling sex, service providers/NGOs, police, local authority representatives and others. The data was supplemented with insights from a systematic literature search. This work aims to assist with programme and policy planning in the UK context. Our methods can assist in developing typologies in other contexts.
- SPS Centre for Gender and Violence Research
- sex work
- Sex industry
Matolcsi, A., Mulvihill, N., Lilley-Walker, S-J., Lanau, A., & Hester, M. (2020). The Current Landscape of Prostitution and Sex Work in England and Wales. Sexuality and Culture, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-020-09756-y