ALLURE: How Asian-American Dominatrixes Use Stereotypes to Their Advantage in the Fetish World

In the 1999 film Payback, Lucy Liu plays a dominatrix named Pearl. Clad in patent leather lingerie and fishnets, she stomps on her boyfriend’s balls and recites the lines, “Me love you, baby, me love…


BLAVITY: How FOSTA-SESTA Legislation Is Wreaking Havoc On The Lives Of Sex Workers

Ever since President Donald Trump signed bipartisan bills Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) into law this past April, panic has set in…


DAILYWIRE: Study Recommends Unusual Way To Deal With Past Trauma: BDSM

A scholarly paper published in a a peer-reviewed feminist academic journal decided to examine a most lurid subject: reliving a past trauma and trying to “reconfigure it” by reenacting it using…


FORBES: Sex Workers And Immigrants Are Under Attack. Don't Like It? Send DC A Fax

For all their differences, one thing America's sex industry and its migrant labor market have in common is a long and troubled history in which changes to technology and law have played a large part…


HUFFPOST: Tumblr Is Betraying The Sex Workers And NSFW Artists Who Relied On The Platform

Peachyandplussized was upset. She had just gotten off a tearful, 45-minute call with her partner, and she was still trying to process the news about Tumblr’s impending ban on all adult content…


THE GUARDIAN: New York to consider changing rape shield law to protect sex workers

When rape shield laws spread across the country in the 1970s to protect sexual misconduct victims from having their sexual histories used against them in court, women could finally come forward…


DAZED: Why sex workers deserve rights like any other workers

Sex workers have been spoken for, over, and down to for too long. Marginalised, patronised, and totally misrepresented in the mainstream media, it’s no wonder that the reality of sex workers’ lives…


EVERYDAY FEMINISM: If Your Goal In Therapy Is To ‘be Happy,’ You Might Want To Rethink That. Here’s Why.

When I first walked into a therapist’s office when I was 18-years-old, I had one goal and one goal only: “I just want to be happy,” I said. Up until that point, I couldn’t really remember what that…


ECNMY: How should economists think about sex work?

Sex work, like all work, is the swapping of a person’s labour (in this case, sexual services) for money or goods. People of all genders, sexualities and backgrounds work in the sex industry, and job…


ROLLING STONE: Are Sex Workers Becoming a Viable Political Bloc?

Not long ago, most porn stars, escorts, strippers and cam-girls wouldn’t feel comfortable entering the political scuffle. But thanks to a confluence of factors — including Stormy Daniels, arguably…