ROLLING STONE: Sex-Worker Advocates Sue Over Internet ‘Censorship’ Law

On Thursday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a lawsuit against the federal government and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Woodhull Freedom Foundation et al. v. United States is the first…


PLAYBOY: The Peak of Pegging? Why Anal Eroticism Is Everywhere in Porn and Pop Culture

To peg or not to peg? In a famous scene from Broad City, Abbi grapples with this question when her date, Jeremy, hands her a strap-on dildo and eagerly assumes the position. After running to the…


PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: Dasya Yoga - Self Development Through Surrender and Pain

Danielle Blunt is the creator of Dasya Yoga and an NYC-based Dominatrix, full-spectrum doula, yoga teacher and sex worker activist. She studies power dynamics through kinesthetic modalities and her…


BROADLY: FOSTA Means Losing My Medical Care

Sex work comes in many forms. My job falls under the category commonly referred to as “escort service.” Like many sex workers I know, I first started advertising on Craigslist and Backpage due to…


THE NEW YORKER: Increasingly Vulnerable Sex Workers Are Demanding Their Rights

On a recent Thursday at a bar in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Jacq the Stripper was warming up a small crowd of ten or fifteen people who had come to attend a fund-raiser for the Black Sex Workers…


PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: Making the Unconscious Visible: BDSM and Shamanic Ritual

 This is the second installment of interviews with speakers from the 3rd Annual AltSex NYC Conference, which was held on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Jerry Orbach Theater in Manhattan.…


HARPER'S BAZAAR: Kinky Sex Could Be the Secret to Your Success

The way Claudia was able to benefit from her erotic encounter is a common theme among people with knacks for kink. Many successful visionaries throughout history, from artists to scientists and even…


GIZMODO: Sex Workers Fight Back

“We’re allowed to be angry now in news media,” says Red S. We’re sitting on a park bench as people slowly trickle in with red headbands, armbands, boots, and umbrellas. It’s unforgivingly hot, but…