Sex is not as pretty and glamorous as porn, media and our culture makes it out to be.
Coerced, forced, beaten, raped, helpless, pain, suffering, lost, broken, trapped… these are words that are associated with those who find themselves in a situation where they’ve been trafficked (sold, forced, coerced, manipulated) into the sex industry.
You might be wondering, “What is Human Trafficking?” That’s a great question. Here’s a definition for you as defined by the United Nations:
“The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs. “
24 HR HELPLINE
1-855-332-4283 (via The Salvation Army ‘Deborah’s Gate‘)
1-866-528-7109 (via Chrysalis Network)
1-888-373-7888 (via Polaris Project)