Production sex workers are making edible sex products for clients and helping to market the products, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
The report, titled “Edible Sex Products, Production Sex Workers, and the Role of Market Research in the Design and Development of a New Form of Consumption” looks at edible sex product innovation.
In addition to providing sex workers with products that they can use in their personal or social lives, the report suggests edible sex businesses could be an economic boon for the sex trade.
The study, which is based on data from the World Health Organization, said edible sex shops were one of the biggest sectors in the U.S. with more than $50 billion in revenue in 2015.
It added that the sex workers who make and sell sex products are a significant part of the sex industry.
While the sex worker community has largely remained silent about the issue of edible sex, there are a few people who are vocal about their support for the industry.
One such advocate is Victoria Paz, who heads the organization “Fruit & Veg.”
“I think that we’re at a crossroads right now,” Paz told ABC News in a phone interview.
“We’ve had the legalization of sex work for so long, and we’re now seeing people going to work in other fields to make these things and the sex work industry is starting to come out of the woodwork and it’s a really important industry.
And it’s one that is very, very important for a lot of people.”
She also said that the industry’s ability to survive and thrive is thanks to a lot more than just the legalization and the increase in sex work.
“We need to do a better job in our public policy and our policy makers need to be aware that we are very much a part of this,” Pampras said.
Paz is one of many advocates who are fighting for edible sex to be recognized as a viable industry.
“It’s the only kind of sexual activity where there’s a clear legal framework,” she said.
“It’s a sex worker’s activity, but it’s legal, it’s regulated, it doesn’t have a criminal element.”
But she also said she believes the issue will only get worse.
“The industry is getting older and its time for them to be regulated,” Pamps said.
“You need to regulate the industry because that’s where it’s going to get regulated, and if you don’t regulate the sex business, you’re going to have a lot less people making it.”