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I've had some past experince with what some would consider "sex work" myself, and I suppose it is to a degree but being a professional dominatrix is diffrenet as well. I know this is somewhat two questions in one but this brings me to my other question. BDSM and anarchy, again opinion and comments? Speaking personally when I began my journey into BDSM and started playing with power and roles I feel as though that helped me to realize just how these roles of power can be manipulated, and the illusion that they are in many aspects. Hope that all made sense I've been thinking about that  a lot lately.
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these are two different questions for sure: although there can be interesting similarities too.
both involve power and sex. both get various feminists and christians in a bother. both can be confusing (ie sex workers can feel multiple and diametrically opposed things about their work, and bdsm practitioners can be conflicted about their sex practices too).
the difference of course is intense though, in that sex work is WORK, and so it is almost never entirely consensual (since work in a capitalist system is never consensual). BDSM is entirely consensual (presumably), although i guess there could be a question about how much we consent to the things that turn us on. (that's getting pretty philosophical though.) and we do consent to the practices we do, unless there is something else going on.
how's that for semi-coherent!?

bdsm (as with any consensual sex act) is unrelated to anarchy, as far as i'm concerned, although any behavior that encourages us to negotiate and acknowledge that people are different can be a nice reflection on how we meet our own and each other's needs.

sex work, as i said before, is work first and sex second (at least in my estimation). so it can be a good compromise for some people and a bad compromise for other people, but the anarchist analysis i would bring to it is the one i bring to work.
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