Exalt Network
Boise, Idaho

Stats

Our hope is to shed light on the sex industry and kill the misconception of glamour. We aim to bring awareness to the community and change this way of thinking in an effort to address demand. 

Startling Statistics:
 
  • 70% of females who are trafficked are trafficked into the commercial sex industry [vii]
  • There are more strip clubs in the US than in any other country [i]
  • Revenues of the sex and porn industry in the US are bigger than the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball combined [ii]
  • Women working in the sex industry suffer higher rates of drug addiction, violent assult, and depression [iii]
  • Women in the sex industry experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at rates equvilant to war veterans [iv]
  • Between 66% and 90% of women in the sex industry were sexually abused as children [v]
  • 89% of women in the sex industry said they wanted to leave but had no other means of survival [vi]
 





Works Citedt:
 
[i] Stripped – Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers, Barton
[ii] Internet Filter Review http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics.html
[iii] Hutchinson, S. J., Gore, S. M., Taylor, A., Goldberg, D. J., Frischer, M. (2000). Extent and contributing factors of drug expenditure of injectors in Glasgow: Multi-site city-wide cross-sectional study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 176(2), 166-172.

Potterat, J. J., Rothenberg, R. B., Muth, S., Q., Darrow, W.W., Phillips-Plummer, L. (1998). Pathways to prostitution: The chronology of sexual and drug abuse milestones. Journal of Sex Research, 35(4), 333-340.

Weisberg, K. D. (1985). Children of the night: A study of adolescent prostitution. Lexington, MA & Toronto: D.C. Heath and Company.
Young, A. M., Boyd, C., Hubbell, A. (2000). Prostitution, drug use, and coping with psychological distress. Journal of Drug Issues, 30(4), 789-800.

[iv] Melissa Farley, from “Prostitution and Trafficking in Nine Countries: An Update on Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” www.prostitutionresearch.com

[v] Bracey, D. H. (1982). The juvenile prostitute: Victim and offender Victimology, 8(3-4), 151-160.

[vi] Melissa Farley, from “Prostitution and Trafficking in Nine Countries: An Update on Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” www.prostitutionresearch.com

[vii] U.S. Department of Justice, Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons: 2004