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CHAT WITH US

CHAT WITH US People who have sold sex have very different experiences of it. And the experience of selling sex can change and be different from time to time. If you have questions about selling sex and your health, send us an email, please use nicklas@rfslstockholm.se. Your email will go to Nicklas Dennermalm, who is project manager at RFSL Stockholm. He will help you get answers to your questions by consulting a network of sex workers and experts. 

 

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Skåne

  Advice, support, counseling for LGBTQ people who have sold or bought sexual services. Sex for money is more common among gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and trans people of all genders. But it is often something we do not talk about with anyone. Sex for money can make you extra exposed to risks. Things can get worse if you keep everything secret, and if you do not know where to get help if you encounter problems. If you need advice, support or treatment – contact us. Every Monday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. we have a live chat on our web page to answer your questions. Other times, we answer as soon as we can. There might be other opening hours during the summer and during the holidays.  Chat, call or email us!   We provide: • free condom subscriptions • anonymous HIV testing with quick results • support and advice on safer sex • counselling/ treatment • help if you want to contact other authorities or places for support • advice and support via chat    RFSL Rådgivningen Skåne Drottninggatan 36 (map) 040-6119951

 

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Gothenburg

  It can be nice to talk to someone about what it’s like to sell sex, how you feel or what you’re thinking about. Sometimes you can have specific questions, and sometimes it just feels good to talk about it. RFSL Göteborg Counselling Office RFSL Göteborg has got a counsellor which is free of charge for LGBTQ people in Gothenburg. If you want to talk to the people working there, please send an e-mail to ylva.gellerstedt[at]goteborg.rfsl.se. Please state that you found her e-mail adress at Roda Paraplyet.    Tjej- och killmottagningen If you are 21 or under, you can visit Tjej- och killmottagningen, a clinic for young people. You can go there to talk to someone, or to get tested for HIV or sexually transmitted diseases. This is their homepage – it’s in Swedish, but it lists phone numbers you can call. The address is Norra Hamngatan 8, 4th floor. If you identify as a trans person, we recommend that you go to Närhälsan Sexualmedicinskt Centrum, see below. Närhälsan Sexualmedicinskt centrum Närhälsan Sexualmedicinskt centrum welcomes everyone regardless of age, gender or gender expression for talking or testing. Their homepage can be found here. It’s in Swedish but you can always call them at 031-346 06 80.

 

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Stockholm

  It can be nice to talk to someone about what it’s like to sell sex, how you feel or what you’re thinking about. Sometimes you can have specific questions, and sometimes it just feels good to talk about it. If you would like to talk to someone, send us an email with some information about what you want to talk about, and we will help you get in touch with the right person. Click here to send us an e-mail.

 

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To stop selling sex

For some people, it takes an active decision to stop selling sex. Others may just phase it out gradually, with no problems. FOR THE MONEY? Most people who sell sex do it for the money. Because we need money for rent, food and othr things, it’s difficult to stop selling sex if you can not get money from somewhere else. If you feel that you want to stop selling, but you need the money, you need to start thinking about the situation and make a plan. It’s good to think about your alternatives. Could you study and get student loans? Are there any jobs around that you are interested in and qualified for? If a first step is to become less financially dependent on selling sex, you could set a goal that half your money could come from selling and half from somewhere else, until you reach the day when you can get all your money from somewhere else. But of course, if you do not have complete grades, or a residence permit, it’s difficult to start studying. And it’s not easy to get a job, even if you have experience and education. If you sell sex to finance a dependency on alcohol or drugs, it’s important to work on those problems. It’s not easy to become free of alcohol or drugs, but it is possible if you want to and work hard. En.rodaparaplyet.org has information on alcohol, drugs and counseling, if you want to drink less or take less drugs, or stop completely. Click […]

 

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Rose Alliance

Rose Alliance is a member organisation for people who work in the sex and erotica business in Sweden. They organise sex workers and former sex workers, regardless of nationality, gender identity, sexuality or legal status. Rose Alliance works to change society to secure sex workers’ rights, and take away the social stigma that is associated with sex work. You can read more or become a member at rosealliance.se.        

 

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Sexual assault

  Sometimes, things don’t go the way you planned. Maybe your limits have not been respected, and that leaves you feeling bad. Maybe there has been physical or sexual abuse. ABUSE It is never okay if someone slaps you or otherwise hurts you without an agreement. People react in different ways to being hit. For some, it’s an unpleasant experience but not a deep trauma. For others, there are worse consequences, physically and/or mentally. It’s important to talk about what has happened, with a friend, a partner or a professional.  First, you should visit a hospital emergency room for medical care (akut or akutmottagning in Swedish), even if you “just” have a bruise. They can also help document your injuries, which can feel very strange, but it is important when you report it to the police. The next step, of course, is reporting what has happened to the police. You decide if you want to do this or not. Many people feel that this is important, because it can help you feel that justice can be served, and you might prevent the person from doing something like this again, to you or to someone else. You can find your nearest police station thorugh this link.  It can be a good idea to bring a friend when you report a crime, especially if the police do not treat you well. If they treat you in a bad or offensive way, you can report it to Rose Alliance. Send an email to info@rosealliance.se. There is some information on sexual assault by […]

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