Sex workers, fair sex : Swiss AIDS Federation

Sex workers, fair sex

Sex work is a profession offering services like many others. Be fair and respectful.


  • The services and their prices are non-negotiable and must be paid for in advance.
  • Respect what has been mutually agreed.
  • No means no: Accept the specifications of the sex workers.
  • Always use a condom and a lubricant.

If you have any questions, please contact your counselling centres anonymously and free of charge
Counselling centres for sex workers in your area:


Having sex can transmit sexually transmitted diseases. Protect yourself.

  • Always use a condom when having vaginal and anal sex. This way you prevent an infection with HIV.
  • Always use a condom and dental dams when having oral sex. This way you reduce the risk of an infection with syphilis, gonorrhea and other diseases.
  • Get tested regularly for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Information can be found under

The Law

You are breaking the law and committing a criminal offence if you:

  • Insult, threaten, rape or beat someone.
  • Do not pay for the services.
  • Force someone to have sexual intercourse / force someone to engage in a sexual practice.
  • Pay for sex with a minor.

Do you suspect forced labour or human trafficking? Report your suspicions anonymously to or call 044 436 90 00.

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