Journal Articles

Dank, M et al. “Surviving the Streets or New York: Experiences of LGBQT Youth, YMSM and YWSW Engaged in Survival Sex”

The Urban Institute’s 2015 study: “Based on interviews with 283 youth in New York City, this is the first study to focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) youth; young men who have sex with men…... Read more



Jane Dodsworth: Pathways into Sexual Exploitation and Sex Work

Risk Factors Examined but Men Still Left Out Palgrave Macmillion is about to release a book entiteld Pathways into Sexual Exploitation and Sex Work: The Experience of Victimhood and Agency by Dr. Jane Dodsworth. Her examination of the interplay of... Read more



Kaye, K. “Sex and the Unspoken in Male Prostitution.” Journal of Homosexuality 53. no. 1-2 (2007): 37-73.

To counteract what she sees as the overly-simplistic and political interpretation of male street sex workers, Dr. Kaye conducted an ethnographic study in a large West Coast city. Interviewing the men themselves, caseworkers and social services, she identified the lives... Read more



Luckenbill, David F. “Deviant Career Mobility: The Case of Male Prostitutes.” Social Problems 33, no. 4 (1986): 283-296

Luckenbill conducted an interview-based study of about 30 male prostitutes in Chicago in the mid-1980’s. Based on these interviews, he determined that these men categorized “hustlers” (like themselves) based on a number of criteria including sexual orientation, sex role, type... Read more



Van Der Poel, Sari. “Professional Male Prostitution: a Neglected Phenomenon.” Crime, Law and Social Change 18, no. 3 (1992): 259-275

In this study Van Der Poel attempts to put aside traditional stereotypes and assumptions that usually surround sex work and to simply explore it as a profession. As a look into the benefits and challenges of legalized sex work, it... Read more



Bimbi, David S. “Male Prostitution: Pathology, Paradigms and Progress in Research.” Journal of Homosexuality 58, no. 1-2 (2007).

This article is meant to be a review and critique of previous academic research concerning the world of male prostitutes or Male Sex Workers (MSWs). Bimbi concludes that much of the research conducted over the past century was inadequate and... Read more