Shedding light on sexwork, this thesis addresses a range of highly controversial topics in present-day society. Marginalizing sexworkers and ousting an entire industry, socially as well as geographically, constitute a global phenomenon characterized by structural discrimination, overwhelmed policies, and hypocritical attempts for regulation and control. This discourse aims to examine various manifestations of sexwork and addresses the responsibility of spatial planning in dealing with this complex issue. As the result of a multiscale methodical analysis, different forms, structures, and spatial demands of sexwork are surveyed and mapped. Examining the framework of legal, spatial and historical influences, this paper outlines the scope of planning and compares it to current spatial structures and functional interrelations. Evaluating the results, ambiguities and possibilities for spatial planning between socio-political challenges and normative aspects are discussed. The thesis concludes with a plea for an endeavour to fully recognize sexwork in society for it to become an equal field within spatial planning responsibilities.