International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 329

Article in Press

The Digital Stroll: Changing Patterns and Work Spaces of Commercial Sex in Nigeria

JACKSON Onome Robinson and MUHAMMAD Tasiu Dansabo

  •  Received: 09 June 2020
  •  Accepted: 11 August 2020
This paper examines how digital technologies have impacted on the structure and organization of commercial sex work (prostitution) in Nigeria. Data was obtained primarily from interviews with purposively sample 72 sex workers and two sex industry web platforms in Port Harcourt and adopted a theoretical framework founded on Leotard’s theory of postmodernism. It was discovered that most online sex workers operate with reduced risk and make profits above conventional outdoor workers. Notwithstanding the benefits of Internet‐promoted sex work; there are perils that emerge online and policing the sex trade has become a herculean task. It was recommended among others that further research should focus on addressing domestic socio-economic and political conditions that make individuals to choose sex work and the development of appropriate digital technologies for policing the sector based on Nigeria sex work policy.

Keywords: Commercial Sex, Work, Digital Stroll, ICT, Nigeria, Structure and Organization