OPEN DEMOCRACY: Now is the time to support sex workers’ rights

The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to mitigate it have exacerbated existing inequalities by forcing millions of workers around the world to lose work and income. Sex workers have…


STYLECASTER: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Golden Showers

Piss play. Golden showers. Water sports. There’s a laundry list of terms that refer to urophilia, which is exactly what you think: getting off on the act of peeing and/or being peed on. Though this…


CNET: Thanks to US laws, sex workers are fighting to stay online

In August, sex worker Lucie Bee was having serious issues with her OnlyFans account. First the site slowed to a crawl, then she couldn't log on. Almost immediately, she freaked out. A 30-year-old,…


BIG THINK: BDSM therapy: Are There Therapeutic and Relational Benefits to Being Submissive?

BDSM is an acronym encompassing a variety of sexual practices that include: bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism. The practice of BDSM usually consists of partners taking…


THE CUT: The Willful Misunderstanding of Kink What does it mean to conflate a sexual practice with abuse?

The word “kink” is a slippery term, and depending on whom you ask, it can have varying, even competing, definitions. But while speaking in the aggregate about all kink practices can be difficult, I…


MINDBODYGREEN: What Is A Female-Led Relationship? The 3 Different Forms & How To Explore

If you're a woman who likes being in control or a man who likes playing a more subordinate role, you might be interested—or already finding yourself involved in—female-led relationships. What…


ROLLINGSTONE: Sex Workers Worry They’re Going to Be Purged From Twitter

For 11 years, Genesis Lynn, the owner of Fetish Con, an industry trade show for people in the fetish industry, had relied on Twitter. Fetish Con had more than 55,000 followers, and used it to…