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Attention Sex Workers: Erotic Labor Market Research Survey Needs Your Support

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Nowadays it is common to hear about all the raids in US cities because of the hysteria about huge numbers on individuals being trafficked into the sex industry, most of which is based on biased research that inflates the numbers of actual victims as a way to elevate the panic in the general public with fear that their daughters will be snatched away at any moment and sold into the sex trade by pimps and human traffickers. Citing a need for comprehensive, sex worker driven research that examines how prevalent human trafficking is within our industry, the project Adult Industry Truth was created.

One thing we are being clear on is that all our research is written and developed by sex workers, not academics or social service workers. Our pilot study, the Erotic Labor Marker Survey, polls current or former industry workers, clients who patronize sexual services (escorts, porn, strip clubs, pro-dommes, etc), staff or management from industry establishments (escort services, strip clubs, porn companies), and social service workers who work with sex workers. The survey is now live and will be open until July 2014. Because we want this project to be legit, we are working with the Social Science Research center at DePaul university who obtained IRB (Institutional Review Board, which protects participants from harm) approval for the project.

What we need now is YOUR HELP! I know surveys are often times annoying, but this one is groundbreaking and has the ability to change the way we talk about the trafficking issue regarding the adult industry. We are asking if you can support us in any of these ways-

1) Take the survey! It takes about 15-20 minutes, but if you need to stop and start later it will remember your place.

2) Spread the word to others about the survey - clients, industry workers, staff/management of industry establishments and social service workers

3) Put a banner for the survey on your website, linking back to adultindustrytruth.com website (banners can be found here)

3) If you have the means, donate money to the project to help us distribute the survey wider. (we have no funding for this project right now) Email us at contact@adultindustrytruth.com

4) Follow AIT on Twitter @AITResearch or Facebook - AIT Research

Help us uncover the truth! All responses are completely anonymous and no IP addresses are tracked.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact - contact@adultindustrytruth.com.


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