The Surprising Truth About “Sex Trafficking” – How Our “Myth-Perceptions” May Be Leading Us Down the Wrong Track

Aired 10 March 2020 – 5:00 PM EDT

Interview with Sexologist, Coach and Author Veronica Monet

“You people who insist on shaming people because of their sexual practices – you should be ashamed of yourselves!” — Swami Beyondananda


Sex trafficking – everyone agrees it’s bad, right?

Well, that depends on what you imagine “sex trafficking” to mean. If the term conjures up innocent women and children being sold into a life of sexual exploitation and slavery, then we all should be against it. But what if “sex trafficking” actually applies to ANY sex for money, with mutual consent?

Our guest on Wiki Politiki, Veronica Monet, is a one-time sex worker who is now a “sexual empowerment change agent” whose website, “The Shame Free Zone” offers “a safe place to explore feelings of shame without being judged.” As someone who sees her own career as a highly paid escort as an expression of self-empowerment, she has a unique and enlightening perspective on how what we imagine “sex trafficking” to be has created more repression, confusion and shame – and doesn’t really address where sexual abuse (and pedophilia) originate: inside the family structure.

Having grown up in a right-wing Christian cult, herself an incest and rape survivor, Veronica brings a rich history and perspective to the highly-politicized and highly-charged issues that involve all aspects of sexuality. Veronica Monet has appeared on CNN, FOX, Politically Incorrect, and presented at Yale, Stanford and UC Berkeley. She is the author of Sex Secrets of Escorts and the soon to be published Love, Lust and Romance in the Wake of #MeToo, and she is creator of the Exquisite Partnership Formula, a program designed to turn conflict into connection and sex that gets better with each passing year.

Regarding her own choice to become a sex worker, Veronica writes:

I didn’t enter into becoming a high-end escort lightly. As a college graduate who spent seven years working in corporate settings, and as someone who had been clean and sober for a number of years, I questioned whether this was in integrity with my spiritual path. Rather than refer to conventional thinking on the matter, I turned to my innermost knowing and quite frankly prayed my ass off. As well, a great deal of research and training went into my decision and because of this deliberate planning I enjoyed a very successful fourteen years in the profession. 

If you’re curious about how an intelligent and spiritually-aware woman chose to become a sex worker, and are ready to explore how the public is being manipulated and misled by both religious and secular institutions, please join us.

To find out more about Veronica Monet please go here