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12/11/2013 11:53 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

'Rentboy University,' Vocativ Video, Documents Sex Worker Class

Vocativ, an organization that pairs proprietary technology with journalism to tell compelling stories, recently released an interesting look inside an often misunderstood and marginalized line of employment: sex work.

But it's not just any look into the world of sex work -- a reporter from the news organization discovered RENT U, a class that provides participants firsthand knowledge about the ins and out of sex work as an industry.

"Hawk Kincaid founded the new program for Hook Online, a not-for-profit online resource for men in the sex trade, in 2005," Vocativ notes. "Since then, this industry-only series of workshops has met periodically and in secret, covering everything from legal issues faced by sex workers to marketing to how to negotiate with clients. Their next class, scheduled for Dec. 19, will focus on self defense. These classes are strictly off limits to the press, so we did the next best thing and took a private lesson for ourselves."

Check out the video above. What do you think about these series of classes for those employed in sex work?

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