KINK WEEKLY: Kink in the Time of COVID

I would be hard pressed to find something less sexy than a global pandemic. Between heightened emotions, tremendous fear, heartbreaking tragedy and social isolation, we have been thrown into a world…


ADVOCATE: Vulnerable LGBTQ+ Sex Workers Targeted Again by Politicians

The modern queer liberation movement began 51 years ago with the Stonewall Riots, where Black and Brown LGBTQ+ consensual sex workers and homeless youth demanded a space to congregate and freely…


EBONY: [TALK LIKE SEX] Race Play Ain't for Everyone

Within the “kink” community, there are subgroups catering to specific interests and fetishes. Within these safe spaces, people can comfortably express their alternative desires among like-minded…


TRF NEWS: Thailand's Migrant Sex Workers Fear for the Future

Bua used to earn up to 40,000 baht ($1,300) a month as a sex worker in Thailand's northern province of Chiang Mai when the coronavirus forced entertainment venues to close, leaving her jobless. Since…


TRUTHOUT: Sex Workers Have Never Counted on Cops. Let’s Learn From Their Safety Tactics

The uprisings sparked by a wave of police killings that took the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Modesto “Desto” Reyes, Rayshard Brooks and so many others have sent mayors and…


VERYWELLMIND: The Health Benefits of BDSM

Mainstream culture often represents BDSM (bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, and sadomasochism) as reckless, dangerous, and unhealthy. Take Fifty Shades of Grey, for instance; Christian…


TRUTHOUT: LGBTQ Activists Celebrate Victory in Supreme Court’s Anti-Discrimination Ruling

LGBTQ activists are celebrating a massive win following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on Monday that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes anti-discrimination protections for…


ACLU: Sex Work is Real Work, and it's Time to Treat it That Way

Sex workers aren’t always a part of the conversation about police brutality, but they should be. Police regularly target, harass, and assault sex workers or people they think are sex workers, such as…


BITCH MEDIA: What Just Happened? The Murder of George Floyd

We are here—again. We are here—again. We are here—again. How do we continually end up in this place, mourning another Black person dead at the hands of a police officer while corporate media clutches…


BANANA: Asian Dominatrixes

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…