My boyfriend is pimping me or asking me to sell sex in Stoke-on-Trent

A pimp is someone who benefits financially from another person carrying out sexual acts for money. Sometimes this person is so close to us, for example a boyfriend or partner, that we don’t see what’s really happening in the relationship. They might keep telling us that they love us when actually we’re being used or […]

Webcamming in Stoke-on-Trent

With more and more women entering the webcamming industry as a way of making money, competition has forced prices down leading to women sometimes doing increasingly degrading and dangerous acts online to maintain clients. Hope Barden’s body was discovered by her housemate at her Staffordshire flat in 2018 after she died from asphyxiation during an […]

Sex working and the adult sex industry in Stoke-on-Trent

A 2019 report into prostitution and sex work in the UK found that a substantial proportion of women who sell sex are doing it to get by financially. The report adds that ‘many find that the longer they sell sex, the harder it can be to leave completely’ and that many women ‘are subject to […]

Landlords offering rent for sex in Stoke-on-Trent

In 2017, journalist Ellie Flynn investigated the ‘rent for sex’ trend, where landlords offer free rooms in exchange for sexual favours. She broadcast her findings in the BBC Documentary ‘Rent for sex: Ellie undercover’. Since that time, more and more stories have come to light of women keeping a roof over their heads in exchange […]

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