Video chatting with prostitutes
Every time a politician is caught with an expensive prostitute or just with his legs in a wide stance, Explainer readers have asked why laws don't treat pornography and prostitution the same way.
Having sex on camera for an adult film generally won't get Jenna Jameson in trouble, but doing it with a john is illegal everywhere except in parts of Nevada.
We Chat has laid down clear policies with regard to posting pornographic content. The We Chat Operations Platform publishes weekly statistics on the numbers of official We Chat accounts that are punished due to breaching their pornography guidelines. These are punishments for ‘Official Accounts’ so don’t be worried about your personal account being blocked because of that gif you sent yesterday.
In the battle for article views and followers on We Chat, sex is a powerful tool.
Performers may engage in sex as part of their roles—they presumably follow a script—but that doesn't count as sex for hire.
The video was quickly deleted by both platforms, but fear not, it was available for purchase on Taobao shortly after.
(Click here for an excellent review of this distinction by Sherry F.
Colb.) Free-speech advocates argue that this ought to hold true for "gonzo" films, in which the person behind the camera also joins in on the action; no significant cases have gone to court, however.
Depending on the jurisdiction, prostitution law may deem commercial sex to be legal or illegal.
A person who works in this field is called a prostitute, and is a type of sex worker.