Why It’s So Hard to Understand Male Sex Workers

There have been no rigorous studies of male sex workers in the U.S. Without data that gets into the granular differences between those working in different parts of the industry, crafting initiatives that are responsive to the needs of these men and boys is nearly impossible. At a minimum, our ignorance around male sex workers vis-à-vis human trafficking means we’re basically abandoning victims. Oka still faces issues that get swept under the rug when we ignore adult male sex workers. For example, how would he report an assault by a client to the cops?

This article is great (and better than that quote implies).

Angles that need to be heard more often.

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