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UK Uni in Scorching Water Over ‘Intercourse Work’ Handbook to Help College students Who Escort, Webcam

A recent study found that one in 20 students in the UK resorted to sex work while studying, including phone sex or selling their used underwear online.

The University of Leicester in the UK has published a guide to help students involved in different types of sex work, including stripping, adult entertainment, webcamming and companionship.

The guide, entitled “Student Sex Work Toolkit,” is aimed at university staff to demonstrate that students working in the sex industry have the right to receive support without being discriminated against.

“We recognize the social stigma associated with sex work and support students who make a living from sex work,” the guide reads.

The handbook cites recent research from the University of Swansea, entitled “The Student Sex Work Project,” which highlights the fact that some students are resorting to sex work to pay for soaring college bills and the skyrocketing cost of living.

The 2015 study, published in the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, concluded that one in 20 students in the UK turns to some form of sex work while studying.

The University of Leicester believes that staff should not “assume that the student wants to quit sex work” and that students should not “need to discipline” to “be involved”.

According to the guide, students should not be asked about their potential involvement in the sex industry, but the university still needs to “ensure that students are safe in their work”.

Unsurprisingly, the response to the release, which went viral after being spotted by UK media, has been mixed. Some media users have tagged the university on Twitter and embarrassed the institution for offering support to sex workers.

Incredibly morally bankrupt attitude. University of Pimpster.

– Dwindling Gravitas 🤐 #LGBS (@DwindlingGravy) March 16, 2021

I like it when young women are empowered through education and not pimped up to cover the extortionate costs of going to university.

What a shame about your ‘Student Sex Work Toolkit’. I will certainly not encourage my daughter to go to your university if you see women so badly.

– Still, it’s moving ♀️ (@genericfem) March 17, 2021

A university (a multi-million pound company) sells you an educational course you can’t afford that takes you decades of debt, and then, as a student (customer), gives you guidance on how to attend prostitution to make money, do we all agree?

– Dr. Jessica Taylor (@DrJessTaylor) March 17, 2021

Shame on you? For trying to make sure someone involved in sex work doesn’t end up dead? For the support and care? Shame on you?

Incredible. https://t.co/9MQjj00wN9

– Shaun Lawson (@shaunjlawson) March 18, 2021

Neither parent allows their children to study at your university.

– Dr. Audrey Laing (@audrey_laing) March 18, 2021

Others praised Leicester University for helping students use their bodies to pay for their education.

“The university should first ensure financial aid for them so that the students do not have to fall back on it. I also hope the toolkit doesn’t particularly glorify sex work, ”one person wrote.

I see that the Student Sex Work Toolkit has reached a certain audience …

Providing safety information to students entering (thinking about) the sex industry is a very good thing that will reduce the harm, and not mean that the university is encouraging students to get into the industry

– Dr. Angelika Strohmayer @ (@tripsandflips_) March 17, 2021

If it is just about helping students who have to resort to sex work, there are no problems. My point is that the university should first secure financial aid for them so that the students don’t have to resort to it. I also hope the toolkit doesn’t glorify sex work, especially not

– Posterity@127.0.0.1 (ans vanshika256) March 16, 2021

The university responded indirectly to some setbacks, saying on Twitter that it remains “committed to creating an inclusive learning, work and research environment for all of our students who have the right to be safe, safe and non-violent whether they are studying or working. “

This includes sex work, the university believes.

We recognize the social stigma associated with sex work and support students who choose to do sex work. Our guidelines have been put in place with the well-being of the student first … 2

– University of Leicester (@uniofleicester) March 16, 2021

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