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SILVA, Edil Ferreira da; COSTA, Daysse Beserra  e  NASCIMENTO, José Ulisses do. The sex worker's work in the streets and bars of the city. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.1, pp. 109-122. ISSN 1516-3687.

This article shows the differences and singularities of the sex workers's (SW) situations in the central fair and in the bars of the city Campina Grande-PB. It was used collective interviews techniques, general observation and work systematization. 23 feminine SW took part in the research. The results show that the central fair is the labor place and home to many SW, some of them with children. The activity showed paradoxical in itself. The profession propitiates pleasure and support, however, there is violence practice against the SW. The drinks are pointed as facilitators to the activity. The rooms where are made the programs are insalubrious with several factors of risk. The use of the preservatives is forgotten in several situations, what potentiates the risk of contracting STDs/Aids. Through this work, the SW gets survival and satisfaction of the material needs, but they demonstrate a certain kind of suffering configured by anguish and contempt because of certain profession practices.

Palavras-chave : Work conditions; Worker's health; Sex workers; Work; Suffering.

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