RhED produces a bi-annual social health magazine – RED.

strong>The RED magazine has a sex worker reference group that meets three times per edition. Reference group members are paid to attend the meetings. The reference group select articles/contributions they think are of interest and relevance to the sex industry. Please contact Kima if you are interested in being part of the group, M: 0459 988 804 or email sexworker@sexworker.org.au for more information.

Each issue is packed with a variety of features, regular items including Trade Talk and Media Talk, as well as contributions from sex workers such as stories, poems and information.

RED aims to reflect the diversity of our readership and to do this we need your feedback and contributions. Please send us your information, opinions, ideas, artwork and requests for articles of interest to you. Post, fax, phone or email us: any way you like – just keep in touch!

If you wish to advertise in the RED magazine or receive a hard copy, please phone RhED 1800 458 752 or email sexworker@sexworker.org.au


RED Edition #34 October 2018

Dear RED readers

Welcome to the 34th edition of the RED magazine.

Stay tuned for an update on where RhED will be located late 2018 or early 2019 by following our website and/or facebook pages! You’ll still be able to find us wherever we are by calling or emailing us!
The theme of this magazine is the ‘oldest profession’ which is an acknowledgment of the length of time throughout the ages, that people have made informed choices to work in the sex industry. We hope that this theme will highlight current inequity in relation to the sex industry and contribute to the reduction of stigma and discrimination which, as always, is what we are all about!
RhED is currently recruiting for a counsellor to join the program. We are hoping that by being able to offer a specialist counselling service within RhED, this will provide more options for workers wishing to engage in therapeutic services.
We are sad to say bon voyage to three incredible advocates for the sex industry recently. They made significant contributions to the RhED program and they have written their farewells in this edition.
We thank them for their contributions to the program and wish them all the best for the future.
With staff departure comes the welcoming of new staff to the program, and we welcome Jessie into the migrant portfolio, and four new case managers into the Pathways program, Matt our first male case manager on the program, Anastasia, Alex and Alexandra.
RhED’s sex worker advisory committee continues to meet to enhance opportunities to engage with, and receive feedback from the industry about the work we are doing. We are hoping to expand this committee in the future, so stay tuned for the opening of new expressions of interest to join us in our work to strengthen the voices of sex workers from a range of industry settings.
Please, as always remember to keep in touch with us via our facebook pages and/or our website.
There is plenty afoot in terms of changes to the RhED program, and we want to hear from you! If you have any feedback about improving the magazine, or any of RhED’s services, please contact us directly at sexworker@sexworker.org.au or 1800 458 752

As always, if you have any feedback about improving the magazine or any of RhED’s services, please contact us directly at sexworker@sexworker.org.au or 1800 458 752.

In solidarity

Catriona Hodgson
Coordinator RhED
Erin Black
Coordinator Pathways



Trade talk

Media talk

#34 Worker U English Chinese Korean Thai – contribution

Salome’s Circle – Salome in the history of striptease – contribution

Street based sex worker – contribution

Sex worker, the oldest profession, the oldest taboo – contribution

Out and About: Hot to trot – contribution

BDSM: A brief history of rope bondage – contribution

RhED celebrates past, present and future

From The Archives: Knowing where we have come from to knowing where it will go … as it were – contribution

Pillow talk: working in Australia vs New Zealand – contribution

Vox Pop – How do you deal with burnout as a sex worker – English, Chinese, Korean & Thai – contribution

RhED Pathways Project update

Partner Notification Officers – contribution

Ugly Mugs