Ep. 09: Understanding Prostitution as a Form of Sexual Abuse

Continuing the discussion from Episode 8, Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait go deeper into explaining how prostitution is experienced as sexual abuse. In doing so, they discuss the way in which dissociation is necessary for the person being prostituted and the implications that holds for understanding the nature of prostitution.

Show Notes

  • For more information on dissociation in prostitution see “Dissociation Among Women in Prostitution”, Colin A. Ross MD, Melissa Farley PhD, and Harvey L. Schwartz PhD, Journal Of Trauma Practice Vol. 2 , Iss. 3-4,2004
  • In the film Nefarious: Merchant of Souls Dr. Melissa Farley explains the phenomenon of dissociation in prostitution.


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