Sex work in the time of coronavirus

Doctors in Melbourne caring for sex workers like Estelle Lucas say they have seen a substantial fall in patient numbers amid the lockdowns

Human beings are biologically hard-wired to do two things extremely well: the first is eat, and the second is sex.

Estelle Lucas
Estelle Lucas.

This assessment by Professor Christopher Fairley, director of the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, perhaps offers some explanation as to why Victoria’s second coronavirus lockdown hit so hard.

The decimation of the Melbourne’s hospitality and