No one claimed it was easy being a sex worker. But few of them likely expected it would remain so difficult for so long.

The cliché reads that sex work is the oldest career in history. While the statement may not be quite true, historical records do indicate sex work dates back to 2400 B.C. in ancient Mesopotamia. One truth is clear: Then and now, sex work isn't going anywhere. How society and government treat sex workers and choose to (or choose not to) protect them has critical implications for people in the industry. You might be surprised to learn how little the laws concerning sex work have changed, even in recent years.

Miss Grey, a professional dominatrix with 15 years of experience based in the San Francisco Bay area, explained there are many different kinds of sex work, from exotic dancers, on-camera service and workers who offer full-body massages with sexual