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Suzan Gencay

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What is sex work?

Last updated

30 September 2022

The Sex Work Act 1994 (Vic) defines sex work as the provision by one person to or for another person of sexual services in return for payment or reward.

Sexual services include:

  • taking part with another person in an act of sexual penetration including oral, anal and/or vaginal sex;
  • masturbating someone, whether or not the genital part of his or her body is clothed or the masturbation results in orgasm; 
  • allowing someone to view or participate in acts of sexual penetration, masturbation or any form of physical contact that is sexual.
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