Information by sex workers on topics of relevance to sex workers.
Respect Inc’s guide for navigating where to work, laws and police, friendly services, and links for male sex workers.
Hello my name is Elle. I am Transgender, a sex worker & Peer Educator at Respect Inc. I have worked in the sex industry for over 40 years, I started in my mid teens. Over the years I have worked in all sectors of the industry depending on my needs, lifestyle,...
Latest tax information for you to organise your deductions.
This information sheet explains what is legal and illegal in Queensland, and answers frequently asked questions. There are 3 key pieces of legislation that regulate sex work and they are: The Prostitution* Act (Qld) 1999 (licensed brothels) The Criminal Code 1899,...
“All vaginas are not the same, but when it comes to STIs, all vaginas should be treated the same.”
“Sponges can be used for up to 8 hours. If you have a heavy period, use water to rinse out the blood in between clients. Add lube.”
“Do they really need to know? Before you tell anyone what you do, think about the potential consequences”
“Stalking is any behaviour that causes the stalked person to feel apprehension or fear, feel fear of violence to themselves or against their property or the property of another person.”
“Sexual assault is never your fault.”
” When overloaded with responsibilities, many working parents forget to take care of themselves. Find time out for you. Enjoy your children without the pressure of always having to hurry.”
“When sex workers become pregnant they have the choice to keep working or stop working. It’s important to know the choice is up to the person who is pregnant. It is their body, their baby and their decision.”
“Everyone’s point of burnout is different, the trick is to know yours, know what you can do to cope with it. Be better at knowing your limits.”
“Are you worried about a recent incident that may have exposed you to HIV? PEP is available from a medical doctor. When taken within 72 hours, it significantly reduces the risk of acquiring HIV.”
“The only things that are negotiable are the things you say are negotiable. “
“Eating, Sleeping, Getting out & interacting with other people – all this can go a long way towards keeping you healthy.”
“Drink spiking can have VERY, VERY, VERY serious consequences. Please be careful, please take care of yourself and please don’t take shit from clients or the people you’re working for. If you are spiked, don’t hesitate to call the police and ambulance immediately”.
“During sex, the latex dam is placed across yours, or your client’s, genitals to prevent their tongue, or your tongue, from touching their genital skin, semen or other secretion”.
“It is never your fault if a client crosses your boundaries. You are not responsible for other people’s feelings or behaviour.”
“Do you have a new toy? Before you throw out the packaging, check to see what the toy is made of. Each toy will be individual. How it is cleaned? What aftercare will you need to perform? What lube you can use to stop it deteriorating.”
Most clients are easygoing and easily led by a sex worker when they feel that they are getting the services they have paid for. However, others will never be satisfied, no matter how much effort you put into the booking.
This information is about what to do when a condom slips off or breaks during a booking.
There are many practices to keep you physically safe and healthy while working. This information is about
Different types of condoms
Many ways of putting on a condom
Disposing of the condom
Using a condom as a cock ring
What are condoms made out of?
Internal condoms (Femidom/ female condoms)
Reasons condoms break or slip off
Where can you get condoms?