SWOP-Chicago responds to common questions about safety, health
and general well-being!
You can also access the following resources through our website
18 tips that address well-being in the sex trade holistically.
Advice on Self-Care, by and for individuals involved in the sex trade, by PERSIST Health – NYC
A thirteen-chapter guide that holistically addresses well-being. Trade Secrets, by and for diverse individuals involved in different types of adult work, was compiled by the British Columbia Coalition of Experiential Communities between 2007-9.
Health & safety advice primarily for street workers, but useful for anyone in the adult entertainment industry.
Health & Navigating the Health-Care System
Self-care tips and advice on navigating the medical system for individuals involved in the sex trade & street-based economies, by Young Women’s Empowerment Project
A Tip-Sheet on ‘Vetting’ Health-Care Providers and Building Rapport, by PERSIST Health – NYC
Reduce Risks of Physical Harm from Management & Customers
A guide on how to assess whether individuals who contact you may be dangerous, primarily for indoor, independent workers.
Advice on how to distinguish between legitimate, legal adult film work and dodgy, possibly dangerous offers.
A comprehensive guide with questions to ask prospective employers and warning signs, put together by SWOP-USA members.
STI & Sexual Health Q&As
Dr. K answers all your hard-to-find questions about sexual health and STIs. Dr. K ran San Francisco’s STD Prevention & Control Department, the department that oversees the St. James Infirmary, from 1998-2009. He’s an internist and infectious disease specialist.
Honest and useful answers to FAQs about sex, scare-factor-free, from Columbia University Health Care and Public Health Professionals.