NASHVILLE SCENE: Talking With Stephen K. Stein About the BDSM Movement in Modern America

Susan Sontag once called BDSM “the furthest reach of the sexual experience.” As historian Stephen K. Stein shows in his new book, Sadomasochism and the BDSM Community in the United States: Kinky…


SLATE: The Indefensible Cruelty of OnlyFans’ Porn Ban

Since its launch in 2016, OnlyFans has become one of the biggest players in the so-called creator economy. Most of the company’s peers in that space have relied on a wide array of content providers…


PAPER: This Healthcare Center Allows Sex Workers to Be Themselves

From societal stigma to privacy concerns to prudish insurance providers, it's no secret that sex workers have a particularly hard time receiving respectful and comprehensive medical care. Now though,…


anOther: Female Dominance: Celebrating the Fetish Art of Namio Harukawa

On 24 April 2020, Japanese artist Namio Harukawa died at the age of 72, leaving behind an extraordinary body of work that explored his love of female domination. Obsessed with scenes of erotic…


MASHABLE: BDSM and meditation are more connected than you'd think

Whips, handcuffs, blindfolds, ropes, flogging, spanking. These probably aren't the kind of activities you associate with meditation and mindfulness, let alone spirituality. But if you ask those who…


DAZED: A dominatrix explains why documentaries about sex work never get it right

There are some hard-working sex workers in Hulu and ABC News’ new documentary, Only Fans: Selling Sexy, and I respect them. I’ve been a sex worker for over 20 years, and being in a documentary about…


VICE NEWS: Sex Workers Are Fighting to Get the COVID Vaccine

For 28 glorious hours this week, Solana Sparks thought she could get a COVID-19 vaccine. That's because a public health official in King County, which includes the city of Seattle, told her that…


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,…