Sex Workers

On this page you will find information about training and resources sex workers can share with clients and others. We recommend sex workers also take the time to have a look through the information provided on other pages, especially the Touching Base FAQ’s Sheet on our Client page and safer sex information available on our Safer Sex page.

The contents of this page is also informative for clients, brothel owners and managers, personal carers, adult family members and service providers here in NSW and elsewhere.

We acknowledge there are a significant number of sex workers who live with a disability themselves, or are carers for a family member with disability. Sex work is often an attractive employment option for those with disability due to its flexible nature. This adds another dimension to the solidarity, mutual understanding and satisfaction between sex workers and people with disability.

Join the Touching Base Referral List of disability-friendly sex service providers.

Our Referral List contains information provided by independent sex workers and commercial sex services premises (brothels & massage parlours) to be shared with clients with disability and their families or support staff as required

Follow this link to find out more about how the referral list works and how to join it.


Have you seen a client with a disability? Felt unsure of what to say or do? In this section you will find information about the unique training workshop we offer sex workers.

Sex workers who would like to attend our next workshops please Click here for more about our unique disability awareness training workshop for sex workers to go on our participant waiting list (so we can directly notify you once the date has been set for future workshops).

Other resources

We have other discussion papers available on topics like balancing the rights of people with disability and sex workers



We welcome sex workers to write their own short stories about experiences they have had with clients with a disability for Touching Base to consider for publication on this website.

In the Media

Our project is leading the world from a grassroots level in Australia and familiar issues are also presented in media articles from elsewhere.

Touching Base endorses The Uluru Statement from the Heart and acknowledges First Nations as the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge, and their continuing connections to land and community. As Australians all, we respect our nation’s First Peoples, their cultures, and Elders of past, present and future generations.