VICE: How to Find a Sex-Positive Therapist

Layla, a 30ish queer sub who enjoys domination by her partners—her name has been changed for her privacy—has been in therapy for about five years. She first sought therapy when she divorced a…


ROLLING STONE: Pornhub Upended the Porn Industry. Now New Changes Could Destroy Sex Workers’ Livelihoods

At the start of the pandemic, Alex and Cassie, a same-sex, nonbinary, multiracial couple based in Canada, were laid off from their full-time jobs. Scrambling for income, and unable to leave the house…


INQUIRIES: Pain and Power: BDSM as Spiritual Expression

Western society is becoming increasingly secular as religion disappears from the public sphere. This developing identification has created a void as people move away from the traditional,…


THE BODY: How Practicing Kink Helps Keep People with Disabilities Connected to Their Desires

I pull up a headless mirror pic of my body dotted in perfect circular bruises from my thighs to my neck. “But look at how purple this bruise is,” I type and hit SEND. Taking care of my disabled body…


ACLU: To Protect Black Trans Lives, Decriminalize Sex Work

Like pretty much everything in 2020, Trans Day of Remembrance is going to be different this year. It’s going virtual. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that transgender people are still being…


MBG: A Beginner's Guide To Erotic Hypnosis, An Orgasmic Experience For The Mind

Hypnosis has been used for centuries to induce dreams, recall memories, and transform habits. So it makes sense that it could also be used to elicit pleasure. That would be erotic hypnosis, also…


VICE: Canada Just Opened Its First Shelter Exclusively for Sex Workers

Canada’s first shelter exclusively for sex workers opened its doors on Monday in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The temporary shelter, run by WISH, a support organization for women and gender diverse…


JEZEBEL: A Biden Win Is Not a Victory for Sex Workers

In the run-up to the presidential election, leading sex worker rights advocates are trying to anticipate the impact of either candidate’s win—and it’s the possibility of a Biden presidency that…


INQUIRIES JOURNAL: Pain and Power - BDSM as Spiritual Expression

The popularity of traditional religions are on the decline as Western society strives towards secularism. People are increasingly identifying as non-religious as religion disappears from the public…


New NHRC Advisory Recognises Sex Work as Work, Addresses Key Women's Issues

In a major victory for women’s rights in India amid the COVID-19 pandemic, campaigns led by several advocacy groups have resulted in the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issuing fresh…