You have chosen to do sex work for whatever reason is personal to you and therefore have made a choice to consent to some forms of sexual activity. However, this doesn’t mean that you have chosen to consent to everything and if someone forces you to engage in activity that wasn’t your choice, you can get help and support to deal with this.
Lots of myths exist that suggest that as a sex worker you have no right to complain or object if you are forced to do something, or that no one will believe you.
This simply isn’t true and at The Red Project we are here to listen, support and believe you.
Similarly, myths may exist around your rights (or lack of them if you are engaging in sex work). If you are choosing to engage in sex for favours and this works for you, then that is your choice. However, if you are feeling pressured to do this or that you have no choice but to exchange sex for favours, this is sexual exploitation and we can support you with this.
Call or email your local Red Project worker if you need more information or advice on this.