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Hi Folks,

Rosie here a colleague of Stewart who has posted before here about  about Beyond the Gaze research project which he is working on - he's on leave from at the mo back with us soon so I'm posting for him.   He previously posted with a call out for research interviews which some people did- thanks!  We now have our survey live and ready for people to help us with.

Please help us with an important study on Internet-based sex work

 

 

 

The research project ‘Beyond the Gaze’ is the largest study to date of Internet-based sex work and is being carried out by an experienced team of researchers at Leicester and Strathclyde Universities, who have many years’ experience of research with people working in the sex industry. It is a UK-wide study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, which is collecting important new data on Internet-based sex markets, working conditions in this sector, how these markets are policed and what support is needed to improve sex workers’ safety and wellbeing. The study is participatory, having current and former sex workers as part of the team and other mechanisms for consulting sex workers.

 

 

As part of this research we are seeking the views and experiences of sex workers living and/or working in the UK who use the Internet in their work, through an online survey. The survey is designed for sex workers of all genders working in adult services, including escorts, webcammers, providers of erotic massage, BDSM and other sexual services. It focuses on sex workers’ use of online and digital technologies, working conditions and job satisfaction, safety, privacy and reporting crimes, and how the UK laws could better protect sex workers.

 

 

The survey does not collect any identifying information and is completely anonymous. We have permission from the University ethics committee and work within strict ethical guidelines to protect the privacy and anonymity of all people taking part in our research. The survey should take no longer than 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

 

The results of this project will be used to inform policy and practice in order to improve working conditions and services to sex workers using the Internet in their work. Project outputs will include a range of briefings informed by the research findings. Go to our website to find out more about the research and the team who are carrying it out: http://beyond-the-gaze.com/.

 

 

If you would like to take part in this survey, please go to the survey through the following link: https://leicester.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/btg-sex-worker-survey. This survey is being advertised through various online platforms, networks and projects, so please only complete the survey once.

Unfortunately  we can't recompense all who do the survey and are reliant on people's good will and support for the research.   Yet anyone who completes the survey will be eligible to be entered into a prize draw. There are three prizes of £50 vouchers to be won. If you wish to be entered for the prize draw, you will be asked to provide your email address, which will only be used for this purpose and will be deleted once the draw has taken place at the end of January 2017. This will be separate from your annonymised survey response.

 

 

Please respond as soon as possible, although we will have the survey live till the end of December 2016. We would really appreciate your help. Thanks for taking part!

 

 

 

If you would like more information about the survey or wider project,  pm me here via GEF or contact me  Dr Rosie Campbell rc377@leicester.ac.uk; call or whatsapp 07834148333).

 

 Rosie

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Hi Folks 

Rosie from the research team at Beyond the Gaze. 

Just wanted to update you on the online survey for sex workers , we have  had people steadily taking part but we really need your help to ensure there is a strong voice from male escorts. We don't want guys perspectives and experiences to be marginal in the research but to be core.   So would be fab if you'd help us and take 10 mins to do the survey which you can get to  through the following link:https://leicester.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/btg-sex-worker-survey. This survey is being advertised through various online platforms, networks and projects, so please only complete the survey once.

Unfortunately  we can't recompense all who do the survey and are reliant on people's good will and support for the research.   Yet anyone who completes the survey will be eligible to be entered into a prize draw. There are three prizes of £50 vouchers to be won. If you choose to go into the draw, you will be asked to provide an email address, which will only be used for this purpose and will be deleted once the draw has taken place at the end of January 2017. This will be separate from your anonymised survey response.

Please respond as soon as possible, we will now  have the survey live till the end of December 2016. We would really appreciate your help. Thanks for taking part!

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Hi Folks 

Happy New Year and also a big thanks to  those who've done our research survey already!

An update on our research survey - it's open for another three weeks so till 23rd January and so we're having one last big push to promote the survey and ask people to take part. We've got nearly 500 people who have taken part  and a good showing from guys but we really want to get up to 600 people before the survey ends. So if you haven't taken part yet, there's still chance to, go on you know you want to : )   As we said before we really want a strong representation from male escorts, as guys are often invisible in the policy and research.  So we'd massively appreciate it if you'd take 10 mins to do the survey- go to https://leicester.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/btg-sex-worker-survey  This survey is being advertised through various online platforms, networks and projects, so please only complete the survey once.

 

The survey  is collecting important new data on the use of online and digital technologies, working conditions and job satisfaction, safety  and how the UK laws could better protect people in the sector. The survey does not collect any identifying information and is completely anonymous. We have permission from the University ethics committee and work within strict ethical guidelines to protect the privacy of everyone taking part in our research.

Unfortunately  we can't recompense all who do the survey and are reliant on people's good will and support for the research.   Yet anyone who completes the survey will be eligible to be entered into a prize draw. There are three prizes of £50 vouchers to be won. If you choose to go into the draw, you will be asked to provide an email address, which will only be used for this purpose and will be deleted once the draw has taken place at the end of January 2017. This will be separate from your anonymised survey response.

Please take part before 23rd January and help makes this the largest UK survey of the sector Thanks!

 

If you would like more information about the survey or wider project,  pm me here or contact me  Dr Rosie Campbell rc377@leicester.ac.uk; call or whatsapp 07834148333.

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Hi All,

I wanted to say a massive thanks to all  who took part in the Beyond the Gaze sex worker survey which closed on 23rd January 2017!  We got 641 people taking part and 19% of those were guys, which is a good proportion for a survey calling out to all the industry. Those who've read early posts will know the survey is part of a wider participatory action research project looking at how online and digital tech has shaped the UK sex industry with a particular focus on working practices, conditions, safety and regulation.  We are coming to the end of our research fieldwork which has involved the following;
 

  • online survey of  internet based sex workers
    online survey of customers of internet based sex workers
    Interviews with online sex workers
    Interviews with customers of online sex workers
    Interviews with police & advertising platform reps/webdesigners
    Survey of sex work support projects
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So people's participation means we have lots of data & we now enter a phase of analysing & writing up the research in a final report, summary report, various briefings, blogs and other mediums, these will be publicly available. We're also working with sex workers & NUM to produce safety info for the NUM website which is being redesigned, this will be informed by the findings from the research with online sex workers.  We'll also be having various knowledge share events, sharing findings in various places in the UK.   I 'll post here on the forum when these documents with findings are public & about the other activity and outcomes.  You can also follow us on twitter @BeyondtheGaze  (we're pretty active on there)   or keep an eye on news posts on the BTGwebsite  www.beyond-the-gaze.com   Of course you can always get in touch with me directly if you have any queries about the research -  via Good Escort forum,  email rosie.campbell@leicester.ac.uk  mobile: call, text or what'sapp 07834148333 

Thanks again to Good Escort Forum for having us here!

Best Rosie Campbell, Researcher, Beyond the Gaze, University of Leicester

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