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27 May 2008 @ 01:31 pm
Hi Everyone!

It's been a while since I've posted, I don't get to get out to LJ communities here very often, so I thought I'd say hi and post about the things I've been working on, and am a part of..

First Trans Specific stuff. In the Chicago area we have a special Support hotline just for Trans Workers: 312-252-3880 and push option 3. We are working on making this national as well (hopefully after the conference). We do have a National Support hotline as well, 877-776-2004 option 1, and we have a trans person (me) who answers some of those calls, but it's not trans-specific. Both are 24/7 support hotlines, call with questions, needing to vent, needing help from jail, etc. All calls welcome. These are brought to us by Sex Workers Outreach Project (http://www.swopusa.org).

So, We (DA, SWOP and many others) have a conference coming up this July for Sex Workers in Chicago! It's a great way to meet in real life a diverse group of Sex workers, from all over the country. Share resources, tips, etc. If you want to get involved in the SW Rights movement here in the U.S. it's also a good way to do so!. Scholarships are available, but turn in applications soon! (deadlines approaching!)

"Pulling Back the Sheets: Sex, Work and Social Justice"

July 16-20, 2008 Chicago, IL

More Info @ desireealliance.org

I just want to say I think it's great this community exists! The more community the better!
EDIT: updated the URL's since someone showed me how!
24 May 2008 @ 06:22 pm
I am just not finding space in my life to manage or stimulate this community right now. I am also taking a bit of a break from sex work and anything to do with it.

(Its smart to take a vacation every now and again. I think I'll likely work in a cafe in SF for a few months before I get back to the "oldest work.")

Is there anyone here who would like to take mod status, and try to stimulate the group?

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So alittle background: I'm a 24 year old Pre-op MTF transsexual. I've been blessed with the opportunity to receive funding for my operation by the BC government(And am overjoyed). Ideally I would be able to undergo said op while in my current living arrangement with family in order to ensure a safe, relatively stressfree recovery. However, aforementioned family is not entirely comfortable or keen on the op so I may very well have to cart my ass off on my own. Now I've posted before asking of all the pro-dommes/doms about gear and what not but I have another more pressing question to ask.

I've been practicing with some subs and refreshing myself on some of the play I've enjoyed in the past and am raring up to go pro. But I have to ask, am I too naive and fooling myself in thinking that I'll be able to make a living working as a domme? Furthermore, is it possible to have longevity in that line of work? Anyone willing to share thoughts or experiences? I'm kind of at a low point and could use some reassurance or perhaps some harsh trutsh:)

16 April 2008 @ 05:31 pm
Does anyone know of anyone that shoots for TS porn sites in Anchorage, AK? I'll be there in a month and I'm scounting around for work.

I'm actually travelling a lot this summer, and I guess the same info about Philly, Chicago, NYC, SF, DC, Denver, and Minneapolis would also be relevant. That question got bigger than I thought it was going to.
08 January 2008 @ 10:17 pm
SO as it is the new year and I'm fed up with how things have been going on every front, i've decided to light a fire under my ass and get going with this longtime dream of mine of becoming a domme.

So i ask all those dommes or just general bdsm folk in the community, what tools should i procure to begin with? Keep in mind I don't have a dungeon space yet so I'm going to have to do outcalls for awhile(so i wouldn't recommend any gigantic apparatus).

Thanks a bunch!

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04 January 2008 @ 02:10 pm
Hi everyone,
I am new to this group and wanted to say hi. I am a FTM adult film star. I have made a name for myself in the adult industry by starting a new genre of porn. If you are not aware of my work you can see my sites here www.buckangel.com

I have just started to try to reach out more to the FTM's who might be interested in working with me to build this genre. This year I will be more active in spreading the word on safe sex in my industry as it is out of control.

Anyway just wanted to say hi and look forward to meeting you all!

Buck Angel
01 December 2007 @ 11:14 am
In answering the query of our last posting member, I suggested that he come up with a catchy or attractive way to advertise himself as a trans-man sex worker, in a way that doesn't say "trans-man."

(For my detailed thoughts and reasons why, see http://community.livejournal.com/trans_sex_work/10192.html#cutid1 )

Its my personal thought, that if the sex workers themselves do not define the way the industry looks, feels and sounds, we end up with words like "shemale" defining the market (which I believe most of us hate, yes?)

My point with him, is he should go ahead and forge forth with some creative marketing, before rich straight white guys go and claim F2Ms as part of their industry (as opposed to ours, the sex workers.)

Any ideas? Hell, even listing different names you've heard trans-men called (the nice ones, please, not the insults,) or names they've called themselves would be a great marketing brainstorming session. If there are any words or names that you thought up, but aren't in common use, post those too!

Getting an F2M on the market is an interesting challenge, and I think a community like this is a good place to talk about it. I'm all about sex workers managing themselves, and that includes self marketing. We may have to often match a lot of the industries standards, but this is a small way to claim space.

Ideas? I know you guys are creative.

(Also, that last post is still a new inquiry. He needs any info we have about getting F2Ms to work.)
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28 November 2007 @ 08:56 pm
Researching phone sex work,

and I'm noticing a lot of sites seem to want you to have a land-line with a corded phone.

Is that an absolute requirement from all companies?

Are there any that would allow a cell?

Why would you need a land-line to work this?

x-posted to protips
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28 November 2007 @ 11:59 am
One of the first things one has to acknowledge about succeeding in the sex industry, is that information = power + wealth.

Provided you combine it with intuition, confidence and self knowledge. Street smarts will always help.

We still need information, and collecting quality intel can be a real challenge.

This list may or may not be the end all of worthwhile research material, but it is an wide view of a lot of things going on in the industry, a lot of examples of independent sex worker sites, and a good sprinkling of educational info around the culture of sex work.

I also cannot quite vouch for how on the ball my personal comments next to the links are, but they are informed from my studying the industry on and off as a hobby for years.

I'm basically only moving into a full-time sex career right now in my life, and I know enough to be prepared, to be aware of many options and resources, and to create long term business models.

I've just been keeping this v.1 of the list in my gmail account for my personal use, when I suddenly realized that a lot of people might put it to use.

I want to continue honing it, and make a much more adaptive and interactive master list (mistress list?). Is there a demand for such a thing? Maybe a few workers could work on developing an evolving source list over time. (I'm going to keep up my personal project, whether anyone else wants to get involved.)

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24 November 2007 @ 02:22 am
Hey, Melissa Gira just put up a tutorial on becoming a Cam Girl, Boy, Whore, or what have you. (How she put it, not me.)

I figure the work from home model of sex work is probably more appealing to the trans and gender variant populace for safety reasons. I've also had clients escorting who decided that they didn't like being with a tranny girl (or whatever they thought they were into) after the session, so I got the cash, but lost the return client.

If you are selling yourself in a way such as cam-shows, they never get in touch with the reality, and it stays this unattainable fantasy voyeurism thing, which always gets them hooked into coming back, if you have a good product to look at.


Anyone have any idea how hard it would be to set up a small porn/cam-show site? Has anyone here worked cam-shows, or similar gigs?

~ King Delilah ~
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