A sex worker is a person who is employed in the sex industry. Some sex workers are paid to engage in sex acts with clients, such as those who engage in prostitution or erotic massage. Pornographic actors are sex workers who are paid to perform sex acts on film. Other sex workers are paid to engage in live sexual performance, such as cam whores and performers of sex shows, phone sex, or striptease.
The following artists have engaged with social issues surrounding the sex trade through their work: