Message boards, blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter have become the new medium for sex workers in Adelaide to peddle their wares.Under the Summary Offences Act 1953, the act of soliciting prostitution attracts a maximum penalty of 0, but those found to be living on the earnings from prostitution can be fined up to ,500 or jailed for six months as an additional offence.She was introduced to the illegal trade while studying a degree at an Adelaide university.“It was something that intrigued me, rather than it being a need to go out and find money,” Ms Jennings said.
Clinic 275 offers a walk-in, free and confidential testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections(STIs), including HIV. This will determine if a specialist doctor is required.
In Ms Jennings' experience, drug use is no more prevalent among sex workers than it is in the rest of the community.“The biggest drug of choice amongst sex workers is tobacco," she said.
Organisations such as SIN work to ensure sex workers feel safe to report crimes against them to the police.“All sex workers, just like anybody else in society, have a right to report crimes that are committed against them.”Though there is a small percentage of street-based sex workers, the majority operate out of houses in South Australia.
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