Sex work – the exchange of erotic energy for resources. This can include exotic dancing, phone sex, prostitution, and much more.

Survival sex – when someone is driven to prostitution to fulfill basic needs like food and shelter.

Sex trade – an inclusive term for everyone in the sex trades – including those that don’t identify with being either a worker or victim.

Sex trafficking – has many definitions. When it’s sold to us for voting or funding, it’s children snatched off the street and kept locked in closets, but when they arrest us they say that fully self-directed adult prostitution is sex trafficking as well. There are state, federal, international, and more legal definitions that are all different from each other.