VICE: How quarantine is inviting us to get creative with our kinks

Inspiration from the fetish-scene has been a solid undercurrent in the fashion industry for decades. Vivienne Westwood sold bondage gear to the punks in the seventies, Thierry Mugler’s outrageous…


REWIRE NEWS: Here’s How You Can Help Sex Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As the number of COVID-19 infections in the United States grows rapidly, nightclubs and bars have shut down, public health officials have ordered people to “socially distance,” the stock market has…


SALON: Sex workers are stressed, anxious and depressed amid COVID-19 pandemic

As non-essential businesses close to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, American workers are experiencing layoffs, pay cuts, and a whole lot of financial uncertainty. While on-the-books…


SBS NEWS: Banks accused of 'slut-shaming' for refusing financial services to sex workers

Banks have been accused of "corporate slut-shaming" for refusing financial services to sex workers, with NAB singled out as "absolute worst hypocrites". Victorian MP David Limbrick says a number of…


ADVOCATE: Margaret Cho on BDSM, 'Polyamory-Fatigue,' Wanting To Die Alone

Margaret Cho grew up in San Fransisco, coming of age at the start of the AIDS crisis. Her parents owned a gay book store; Cho worked at a lesbian BDSM collective and had a brief stint as a…


GQ: Why Chronic Pain Sufferers Are Turning to BDSM

“No pain, no gain” is a rallying slogan employed at both the beauty parlor and at the gym. Sometimes after a workout, you might even get a massage, which is quite literally the act of inflicting pain…


OPEN DEMOCRACY: Rights, rescues and resistance in the global movement for sex workers’ rights – introducing the series

The sex worker rights movement has grown significantly over the past two decades. Sex workers have organised to demand recognition of sexual labour as labour; challenge stigma, discrimination, and…


OPEN ACCESS GOVERNMENT: US law criminalises sex workers for discussing work online

Human Rights Watch and four other plaintiffs will present arguments on September 20 against the dismissal of their challenge to a 2017 United States law that imposes criminal liability for online…


THE GUARDIAN: Today’s sex workers, like their Victorian sisters, don’t want ‘saving’

On Tuesday, Sheffield council’s licensing committee voted to renew the licence of the Spearmint Rhino lap-dancing club until next April. Lap-dancing clubs in the UK are legally required to reapply…


ALLURE: How to Discuss Sexual Boundaries and Consent, According to a Sex Educator

The first time I discovered the “yes/no/maybe” worksheet, I had dragged two of my closest friends to a Brooklyn sex toy shop for a Kink 101 class. Afterward, we rushed across the street to a crowded…