Leslie had been working on sex work research in Thailand where sex workers were challenging the way the work and the women are viewed through colonial lenses and Gayle had been researching gender and legal issues in Canada. We learned important and interesting things not just about sex work, but about ourselves as a society, about the world we live in and about money, politics, law, gender, sexuality, the media, health care, parenting and a whole host of other issues. Other times, a worker will exchange fares for tricks with a regular driver. Inside the massage parlours of St. In most cases those girls were on certain types of drugs," said Janice, a former employee of a massage parlour called AAA, or Ace Angels Agency. Even Trip Advisor, the popular travel website, provides sex trade info for the curious traveller. The women interviewed for this piece said hard drugs are part of the more dangerous side of the business. As many pointed out however, there are plenty of good clients, men who paid up front, respected the terms of the transaction, clients who became friends. Many advertise prominently, while with others, you need to know where to look. Exactly what is for sale varies from one parlour to the next. Sex workers have to hide from the law, even as their lives are livelihood are threatened. Now he spends 25 hours a day keeping up with his email, and has no time to be his former self. For more information visit http: CBC The sex trade in St. CBC Asked to explain, she added, "You know, give him a hand job, obviously. April 18, Massage parlours are a booming but sometimes dangerous business, as depicted in this recreation.