OPEN DEMOCRACY: Putting sex workers’ rights at the centre

In 2018 the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) published the research ‘Sex workers organising for change.’ The research documents how sex worker rights organisations in seven countries…


COLLECTIVE: Sex workers took over Reddit’s AMA and it was amazing

As sex workers continue to fight FOSTA/SESTA, over 60 sex workers, advocates, educators, policymakers, and trafficking survivors took toReddit’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) on June 21 to answer questions…


VICE: This Female Porn CEO Thinks Kink Can Bring People Together

After over two decades under the leadership of founder Peter Acworth, fetish porn site Kink.com named Alison Boden as their new CEO in May. With the change, Kink joins a small but growing number…


ENGADGET: UK politicians push for FOSTA SESTA-style sex censorship

If you're familiar with the phrase "that's a terrible idea, let's do it" then you might be one of the British MPs who think that the UK should do its own version of FOSTA-SESTA. That's exactly…


HUFFPOST: Sex Workers Deserve Mental Health Care, Too

 Sex work is a difficult job. Many in the field have few (if any) workplace rights, and there’s a high risk of abuse and violence. Anywhere from 45 to 75 percent of sex workers around the…


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…


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…


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…