Learn to understand and dispel the myths around Trans Sex Workers and their need for advocacy.
Have you ever wondered why it is illegal to pay someone to give you an orgasm? Does it make sense for the government to dictate the frame work in which two consenting adults are allowed to experience sexual pleasure?
Sex work is a Taboo topic, yet not discussing it allows for the perpetuation of many misconceptions and falsehoods about what it means to be a consensual and empowered Sex Worker.
Sex workers and Trans people are some of the most vilified and therefore vulnerable people in our society. So what would it look like for society to be supportive instead?
In this episode of Sex Is Medicine, Devi speaks with Trans Right Activist, Corey Keith, about the oppression of sex workers and Trans folks and what we can do as individuals, and a society, to flip that script.
Tune in to learn more about:
- How society oppresses sex workers and Trans folks
- Perceptions around exchanging sex for money
- The intersection of Trans Sex Workers
- Why Trans folks enter the sex trade
- Dispelling the myths
- Need for advocacy
- Ancient societies – Sex Workers were seen as Sacred/ Healers/ Priestesses
COREY KEITH | SPECTRA CONSULTING
Corey Keith uses the pronouns per and pers. Per provides passion, experience and knowledge through peer counselling, consulting, and workshops in the areas of sexuality and gender since 2006. Integrating Western and Eastern wisdom to enhance already existing practices to further create a sense of Radical Self Love, Authenticity, Spiritual Connection and Sacred Relationships. Per taught in the Bachelors of Social Work program, Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression, in 2013 and 2015. In 2009, Corey received a Bachelors of Aboriginal Social Work from NVIT, a diploma in Professional Counseling in 2011 from Rhodes Wellness College and then in 2016, a Masters of Education from Thompson Rivers University.
In addition to this work and education, Corey has also been a proud Sex Worker off and on for the last 15 years. Per presently resides in Victoria BC, continuing the work of Counselling, education and advocacy.