Dr Tracey Sagar
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Student sex work 'to pay gas bills' - Swansea University

More than a fifth of students have thought about being involved in the sex industry, according to a major research project.

More than 6,750 students from across the UK took part in an online study by Swansea University.

It claims nearly 5% of them had actually worked in the sex industry and male students were more likely to become involved than women.

Work ranged from stripping, phone sex chat, erotic dancing to prostitution.

Dr Tracey Sagar, who co-led the study, said for most students it was about making ends meet - and the sex industry offered a wide range of opportunities.

  • 27 Mar 2015
  • From the section Wales
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