1. What are your thoughts on prostitution?
I believe that it is an industry. A market niche that needs to be fulfilled. There will always be people willing to pay for these services and they serve a purpose. It allows people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to satisfy their biological needs however does so in a more artificial fashion.
2. Have you slept with a sex worker before?
3. Why or why not?
I have never had the need or want to.
4. What does the word ‘whore’ mean to you?
It is a slur. A hateful word used to dehumanize sex workers whilst also used to belittle and demean female sexuality.
5. Do you believe in monogamy?
To a degree. It is the best option for a vast majority of the population. However, it is not the only way of going about things.
6. Have you been solicited to, by a sex worker in the street? Male or female?
7. Do you think sex work is a choice?
In some cases it is and it can be a choice. However for a large section of the industry it is not which is tragic.
8. Are you heterosexual, bisexual or gay?
I identify as Pansexual. Similar to Bisexual but more personality oriented. In some senses it means I am “Gender Blind” to who I find attractive. Human beings can be exquisitely beautiful regardless of their chromosomes.
9. Are you tempted to pay for sex – if you wanted to experiment?
It crossed my mind when I had male hormones coursing through my veins. However even then it was still something I wasn’t particularly interested in. Sex was never a priority to me. Even more-so now that I am on hormone replacement therapy which has essentially “hit the reset button” on my sexuality.
10. Lastly, do you judge others who visit sex workers regularly?
No. People are paying for a service which they require. So long as it is gone about ethically I am in no place to judge another persons lifestyle choices.
‘Illegal Migrant’ (12 min film)
She hails from Brazil. Arrived in NZ on a tourist visa in the hope of finding love or a good job. Instead she resorts to sex work sleeping with both straight & bisexual men. She has one friend who she confides in and lives in fear of being deported.
‘Underage Sex Worker’ (12 min film)
She is 15, skeletal from poor diet and is a runaway from Northland. She has been taken away by CYF (Child Youth & Family) many times; lived in foster care and been molested by her step-father for 2 years, who is a junkie.
‘Transgender’ (12 min film)
Unaccepted by her Samoan family, she started working as a sex worker as she thought it would be fun. She receives a lot of attention from her clients who make her feel special. She is homeless, sleeps with men unprotected for more money and does meth.
Rent boy’ (12 min film)
He is Maori, suffers from PTS (post traumatic stress); has just come out of prison. He only sleeps with men for money, and confirms he’s straight. Sleeps with strippers, other sex workers and users. He has been selling his arse for 20 yrs.
‘Refugee’ (12 min film)
She is 23 yrs old from the Ukraine, had two children when she was 14 yrs to an older man; suffers from manic depression, and sleeps with everything that walks. Homeless, body is heavily blemished, addicted to drugs.
‘Married Woman’ (12 min film)
She is in early forties, sleeps rough or in cheap accommodation with her husband of 2 yrs, who is also her pimp and pride & joy. She has been working on the streets for 25 yrs and this is all she knows. Sleeps with bisexual & heterosexual men; sometimes unprotected. Husband beats her up regularly.