Legal sex workers in Nevada struggling during coronavirus closures

Nevada’s sex workers are among the unemployed after brothels and strip clubs shut down due to coronavirus concerns. “It’s like any business – it’s going to make a mark,” said legal sex worker Sandi Benks of the closure’s financial impact. “You work so hard when you’re an independent contractor, and it’s just on hold. It’s just bizarre.” On March 18, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the closure of all non-essential businesses, including bars and strip clubs, and the directive was expanded the following day to include the state’s brothels. According to a 2012 University of Las Vegas report prepared for the Nevada legislature, there were 12,000 registered strippers in the city alone. Because sex work is not a state-regulated industry, there is no official statewide data on the number of legal sex workers in Nevada. Benks said she left the Love Ranch in Mound House several days before the […]

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