Definition of sex industry in English:

sex industry


  • Prostitution and pornography viewed as an industry.

    ‘it's not fair that residents have to live with the sex industry on their doorstep’
    • ‘People were asked if they would like to sign a letter to the prime minister, calling for the decriminalization of the sex industry.’
    • ‘Representatives from several women's rights groups said the decriminalisation and legalisation of prostitution would only benefit the sex industry and its customers, while putting sex workers at even greater risk.’
    • ‘People are used to work about the sex industry being more political, or having an agenda.’
    • ‘But I have to agree with her assertion that you don't seem to know very much about the sex industry and how it works.’
    • ‘Rather, it led to the emergence of a new profession - the pimp - and an increasingly male-controlled sex industry.’
    • ‘The increasing normalization of the sex industry was apparent in the print media as well, including, for the first time, an acknowledgment of the previously illicit trade in male prostitution.’
    • ‘No such body exists for the sex industry, so the initiatives are of necessity ad-hoc and scattered.’
    • ‘She is more interested in self-discovery than in publication, and her writing is based on personal experience in the sex industry.’
    • ‘This occurs within many different industries: agriculture, domestic service and the sex industry being those that consistently rank among the highest in investigations into this problem.’
    • ‘This is indeed one movie about the sex industry that doesn't flaunt breasts and bodily functions as its stock in trade.’
    • ‘Those were positive impressions of women who were working in the sex industry or being promiscuous and enjoying it.’
    • ‘‘It deserves recognition as an art form, it shouldn't just be limited as a skill within the sex industry,’ Sam says.’
    • ‘The divide also runs through the sex industry itself.’
    • ‘For entirely academic and worthy reasons, I'm trying to get hold of anyone in academia (UK or otherwise) who has direct contacts with the sex industry, especially videos/magazines.’
    • ‘And that one day everything changed and she fell apart, started drinking heavily, maybe even got a job in the sex industry.’
    • ‘The gay sex industry works pretty much in the same way as it does here.’
    • ‘By making my voice heard, people can learn more about the different people who work in the sex industry.’
    • ‘Is anyone going to argue with this lecherous millionaire over the profit margins of the sex industry?’
    • ‘The website is backed up by people who work in the sex industry which, I think is going to make a huge difference.’
    • ‘They're trying to get rid of the sex industry, and also they're trying to get elected.’