02.09. (Thursday) – Sexworker Only

EMPOWERMENT! NETWORKING! COMMUNITY! SUPPORT!

What would a sex work conference be without a day by and for active and former sex workers? That is why the first day of the conference will be open exclusively to sex workers.

EMPOWERMENT – under this motto we would like to come together with you and use the time to make each other strong!

EXCHANGE – due to the Corona pandemic many of us are isolated and without regular social contacts. We have private, existential and financial problems and fears, feel left alone and lack regular exchange with colleagues. That’s why we want to offer the opportunity to exchange ideas, complain, vent and get advice, both in workshops and over a coffee during the breaks.

NETWORKING – new professional contacts, new acquaintances, new friends. That’s what the Sex Worker Only Day is supposed to offer you, too. We are looking forward to meeting you and giving new, strong networks by sex workers for sex workers the opportunity to develop as well as strengthening existing networks!

COMMUNITY – Together we are strong! This also applies to our industry, which is so diverse and complex. Regardless of whether you work online, on the street, in the tantra area, in a brothel, as an escort or in an S&M studio, we are united by the stigma and the danger of social exclusion. As a community we can help, strengthen, catch and support each other.

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION – Discrimination, racism and exclusion also take place in our profession. People who have nothing to do with sex work, clients and opponents of sex work, express and behave in a discriminatory, racist, dismissive, queer-hostile and generally derogatory way. But this is also not uncommon within the industry. We do not want to look away but deal with this issue intensively.

PRACTICAL TRAINING – In order to not only work theoretically until our heads are spinning, we have also planned a practical offer. Among other things, there will be a self-defence course for female and queer sex workers, a bondage and safety workshop, but also a workshop to reduce fear of contact with people with disabilities, who are also our clients and guests, and a workshop on the safe use of social media for sex workers.