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Another example of sex workers that would not fall under the term “prostitute” would be an adult talent manager, who negotiates and secures pornographic roles for their clients.There are also erotic photographers that shoot and edit for adult media and porn reviewers who watch and rate adult films.One scholarly article details the classes as follows: "specifically, the authors articulated Class I, or the upper class of the profession, consisting of call girls; Class II was referred to as the middle class, consisting of 'in-house girls' who typically work in an establishment on a commission basis; Class III, the lower middle class, were 'streetwalkers' whose fees and place of work fluctuate considerably; Class IV sex workers have been known as 'commuter housewives', and they are typically involved in sex work to supplement family income; and Class V consists of 'streetwalker addicts', or 'drugs-for-sex streetwalkers' who are considered the lower class of the profession".The term "sex worker" was coined in 1978 by sex worker activist Carol Leigh.The term is used in reference to all those in all areas of the sex industry including those who provide direct sexual services as well as the staff of such industries.Some sex workers are paid to engage in sex acts or sexually explicit behavior which involve varying degrees of physical contact with clients (prostitutes and some but not all professional dominants); pornography models and actors engage in sexually explicit behavior which are filmed or photographed.Maintaining privacy and confidentiality in research is also difficult because many sex workers may face prosecution and other consequences if their identities are revealed.
In addition, choosing to use the term sex worker rather than prostitute shows ownership over the individuals career choice.
It is important to note, however, that sex work is different from sexual exploitation, or the forcing of a person to commit sexual acts, in that sex work is voluntary "…and is seen as the commercial exchange of sex for money or goods" In an attempt to further clarify the broad term that "sex work" is, John E.
Exner, an American psychologist, worked with his fellow colleagues to create five distinct classes for categorizing sex workers.
For example, one study of sex work in Tijuana, Mexico found that the majority of sex workers there are young, female and heterosexual.
Many of these studies attempt to use smaller samples of sex workers and pimps in order to extrapolate about larger populations of sex workers.