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This is a podcast that is a frank discussion about how we communicate and learn about sex and how it affects our lives. Each week, (hopefully) I bring on a new guest to talk about how their lives are affected by sex and sexuality. I talk to friends and strangers. People who like sex and people who don't like sex. I talk to parents and ask them how they teach or intend to teach their kids about sex. I talk to writers of erotica and sexual subjects. You will find a wide range of discussion on this podcast and I hope you will enjoy and share it with your friends and families.

Dec 1, 2015

My guest this week is Alison Bass, author of "Getting Screwed - Sex Workers and the Law."

Alison wound up writing the book because she felt this was an untold story and there was a lot of harm being done to sex workers and to ALL women by criminalizing prostitution. She talked to experts in this field - sex workers, policy makers, law enforcement, and human rights activists. She learned that the narrative of prostitutes being drug-addicted, victimized women wasn’t true and that the laws criminalizing prostitution were actually hurting public health and the very people they’re designed to protect.