Sex work refers to the exchange of sexual products, services, and performances for monetary compensation. In some cases, the compensation can be non-monetary and instead takes the form of any material object such as a piece of jewelry. Sex workers can provide direct or indirect sexual stimulation. It is important to note that sex work is nearly always consensual and does not include involuntary transactions such as human trafficking.
The legal status of sex work varies according to different countries. It can also depend on the type of sex work offered. The main types of sex work include phone sex, erotic dancing, adult films, brothel work, escort services, phone sex, and nude webcams.