Now that the grooming of girls to be sexual and ‘porn ready’ starts so young, the dominance of the ‘sex work is real work’ ideology is catastrophic, especially for girls and young women from the most marginalised communities. Read More
The dangers of Onlyfans and ‘sugar dating’ and how young women are groomed and lured into these newer and emerging forms of prostitution and pornography. Read More
“I was groomed into sex work by an ex; it started simple. Small, like drops of water into a bucket…” Read More
A review of ‘Body for Rent’ by Anna Hendricks and Olivia Smit.
This is the true story of two girls being groomed, and then pimped into the windows of the famous De Wallen red light district in Amsterdam on the day they reach 18, the magical age that prostitution becomes legal in the Netherlands, and their subsequent years of struggle to get free. Underlying this story is another one: the power of the love and friendship between the two women, even under the most brutal circumstances and the best efforts of their pimp to drive a wedge between them. Read More
In this podcast, Trixie talks with Anna, who was groomed into prostitution as a teenager and continued in that life on the streets of Leeds for 11 years. Her story shows the insidious nature of the grooming process and the increasing violence and coercive control of her pimp, who was also her partner and the father to her kids. She talks about the punters, the women she was prostituted with, the connections with the local lap dancing club, and the long-term effects of ‘the life’ on herself and her children. Read More