Selling sex: what determines rates and popularity? An analysis of 11,500 online profiles

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dc.contributor.authorMergenthaler, Alicia-
dc.contributor.authorYasseri, Taha-
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-11T12:53:22Z-
dc.date.available2022-01-11T12:53:22Z-
dc.date.copyright2021 the Authorsen_US
dc.date.issued2021-04-22-
dc.identifier.citationCulture, Health and Sexualityen_US
dc.identifier.issn1369-1058-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/12715-
dc.description.abstractSex work, or the exchange of sexual services for money or goods, is ubiquitous across eras and cultures. However, the practice of selling sex is often hidden due to stigma and the varying legal status of sex work. Online platforms that sex workers use to advertise services have become an increasingly important means of studying a market that is largely hidden. Although prior literature has primarily shed light on sex work from a public health or policy perspective (focusing largely on female sex workers), there are few studies that empirically research patterns of service provision in online sex work. This study investigated the determinants of pricing and popularity in the market for commercial sexual services online by using data from the largest UK network of online sexual services, a platform that is the industry-standard for sex workers. While the size of these influences varies across genders, nationality, age and the services provided are shown to be primary drivers of rates and popularity in sex work.en_US
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Culture, Health and Sexuality on 22 April 2022, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13691058.2021.1901145.en_US
dc.subjectSex worken_US
dc.subjectPopularity dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectOnline marketplaceen_US
dc.subjectUKen_US
dc.titleSelling sex: what determines rates and popularity? An analysis of 11,500 online profilesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactothertaha.yasseri@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.startpage1en_US
dc.identifier.endpage18en_US
dc.check.date2022-08-03-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13691058.2021.1901145-
dc.neeo.contributorMergenthaler|Alicia|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorYasseri|Taha|aut|-
dc.date.embargo2022-04-22en_US
dc.description.othersponsorshipEPSRCen_US
dc.description.adminUpdate citation details during checkdate report - RORen_US
dc.date.updated2021-12-02T18:37:52Z-
dc.identifier.grantidEP/N510129/1-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en_US
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