SW is currently one of the most hypercapitalist industries there is. Maybe the most.
SW existed before capitalism—its a product of class society. It’s based off the idea of different functions of a chattel class.
There’s a chance SW would still exist. But it is impossible to predict what that would like without a chattel class.
“Erotica” and sexual expression will always exist because they’re pleasurable for many people. But again—it’s impossible to know what this would look with NO cultural aspects of class society.
The stoking of that My Personal Experience dimension is part of a long culture war.
In all my discussions about SW, when I’ve asked people what they think happens during a specific session or scenario, they have no answers at all.
99% of people have never thought about it before, or they just have no clue at all.
Very rarely does any profile of SW focus on anything other than able-bodied white women, either enjoying what they’re doing, or in distress.
Even if the spotlight is on anyone else—the spotlight isn’t where it should be.
It’s easy to see why the focus is always on the woman’s choice and whether or not she likes it. The esoteric scenario/invisible man dynamic is seen in all forms of misogyny.
SW isn’t enjoyable for the workers. That they all hate their clients. That they have no agency. That they are pitiful, victims, making bad choices, stupid, negative in any way.
It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make their lives safer, better, more supported.
It does mean the system itself is very bad, doesn’t exist in a vacuum & I’m not even going to go into million and one problems of the industry rn.