The age of consent is the age at which a young person can legally agree to sexual activity.Age of consent laws apply to all forms of sexual activity, ranging from kissing and fondling to sexual intercourse.You can read excerpts below; click through to read a full interview with each sex worker.Amber Rose, 24, Montreal What surprised me most about sex work: How normal everything was.(You can watch it on ) “I initially wanted to make the doc to assess the stigmatization of being somebody that’s worked in sex work; generally people think that they’re stupid or have come from abusive backgrounds, and that’s not necessarily always the case,” she says.“I do think that those things happen and that they should be assessed and, obviously, if the government wants to intervene in that way, they should definitely look at social programs for people that are struggling in their youth, but there are a lot of really intelligent, kind and wonderful women that do sex work.” Inspired by the women who share their stories in —and irked at the negative narratives perpetuated in the media—we asked several Canadian sex workers to tell us about their jobs.The new purchasing offence applies to transactions that take place over the Internet, such as paying someone to provide a sexual service in front of a webcam. The new prostitution laws do not criminalize the sale of sexual services.They also protect those who sell their own sexual services from criminal liability for any part they may play in the prostitution offences that prohibit purchasing sexual services, advertising those services, receiving a material benefit from the prostitution of others or procuring others for the purpose of prostitution.
The Conservative majority Government of Canada, however, was committed to a prohibitionist position, as was laid out in its new legislation introduced in 2014.A person convicted of purchasing sexual services from a person under the age of 18 years may be sentenced to up to 10 years imprisonment.Mandatory minimum penalties of 6 months imprisonment for a first offence and one year for subsequent offences also apply. Prostitution is a transaction that involves both the purchase and the sale of sexual services. The effect of Bill C-36 is to criminalize prostitution.“We should feel like we can call the police should something happen to us.