Tricks and Treats: Sex Workers Write about Their Clients

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Matt Bernstein Sycamore
Harrington Park Press, 2000 - Psychology - 181 pages
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Learn about the real lives of sex workers by exploring the sex industry from the inside!

Explore the insightful--and oftentimes intense--accounts of sex workers who look squarely into the eyes of their clients, the sex industry, and society as a whole. Tricks and Treats delivers private stories about homo- and heterosexual encounters that sex workers usually confide only in each other. Not another “why I became a prostitute” book, it provocatively turns the tables on the buyers of sex, giving you a window into sex workers’lives. Tricks and Treats gives you straightforward accounts by sex workers to help you understand the pleasures, attractions, and truths of this profession.

Tricks and Treats tantalizes with its powerful collection of tales from a diverse group of male, female, and transgendered sex workers. Their commercial, cultural, emotional, sexual, (il)legal, and even spiritual relationships with their clients are discussed in intimate detail. You will explore accounts from streetworkers, escorts, strippers, porn actors, masseurs, dominatrixes, phone sex operators, an adult-video store clerk, an outreach worker, a sex educator, and even a sperm donor.

Tricks and Treats will ignite your imagination and answer questions few people dare to ask. You'll learn firsthand, of:
  • how male, female, and transgendered hustlers turn tricks--in their own words--from sado-masochism and watersports to stripping, scat, foreplay, and fisting
  • how sex workers face their own mortality when confronted with the AIDS virus
  • a porn star's compassion and understanding for her fans
  • a sex worker's coming-to-terms with his/her transgendered identity
  • a male escort's attempts at dating
  • a young man's experience of finding a family and home when living at a brothel
  • a woman's story of spending thirty years as a prostitute
  • the experiences of hooking on the streets and in clubs, cafes, and homes
These engaging and shocking testimonials will entertain you and offer a unique understanding of the sex industry. Revealing and intriguing, these poignant talks will certainly not disappoint your imagination. Tricks and Treats is a testament to the lives of sex workers, a manifestation of their spirit, and gives them a chance to turn the tables on their clients, exposing their erotic tastes, turn-ons, and fantasies.

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User Review  - damsorrow - LibraryThing

I don't know, guys. This book was really uneven. Some of the essays in this book are pretty pornographic. First reaction is like "This vivid, not particularly well-written sex scene ruins the larger ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

A revealing inside look at the sex industry. It gives you a perspective you'd never think you may consider. Some pieces are fascinating, others are more thought-provoking. Definitely recommended if you feel comfortable with some taboo topics! Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Sycamore, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore, is an instigator of Gay Shame: The Virus in the System, the radical queer activist group that fights the monster of assimilation.

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