INTO: Queer Pro Dom Yin Q On Consent, BDSM, and Telling Their Story in 'Mercy Mistress'

Yin Q takes their work home with them. The professional dominatrix (or "pro dom") says they live the BDSM lifestyle because it runs in their blood. "I rarely date people who don’t mix kink into their…


ROLLING STONE: How a New Senate Bill Will Screw Over Sex Workers

If SESTA becomes law, victims of human trafficking will be able to sue the websites their abusers may have used to communicate with one another. The implications reach beyond justice for survivors,…


TITS AND SASS: Post-SESTA/FOSTA Self-Censoring

In the immediate aftermath of SESTA/FOSTA passing, before it’s even been signed into law, we’re already seeing discussion of sex work on the internet hit. Some companies, like Patreon, seem to have…


SLUTIST: Mother Whore - I claim both

My partner kneels by my bedside, his head to the floor with his hands stretched out in a yogic “Child’s Pose.” I enter the room and stand at the crown of his head. “Show me your gratitude.” He moves…


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect and Fulfil the Human Rights of Sex Workers

This policy has been developed in recognition of the high rates of human rights abuses experienced globally by individuals who engage in sex work; a term that Amnesty International uses only in…


SLATE: Why Internet Advocates Are Against the Anti–Sex Trafficking Bill

This month, Congress is considering whether to pass legislation intended to combat sex trafficking online. It may sound like a worthy goal, but it would undermine a more than 20-year-old law that has…


ENGADGET: How 'sex trafficking' just opened the censorship floodgates

Illustration by D. Thomas Magee Throwing sex workers under the bus is actually the oldest profession. In a 388 to 25 vote Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed legislation that makes…


HUFFINGTON POST: If Lawmakers Want To Protect Sex Workers, They Must Listen To Us

Next Monday, the Senate is set to vote on a bill that proponents believe would protect people who exchange sexual services for money. In reality, FOSTA-SESTA would do precisely the opposite. It…


ALLURE: If You Care About Sex Trafficking, Trust People in the Sex Trades — Not Celebrities

This is an op-ed by author Alana Massey on the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). When I use my writing platform to discuss my sex work history and advocate for people who are currently in…


THE WEEK: The female price of male pleasure

The world is disturbingly comfortable with the fact that women sometimes leave a sexual encounter in tears. When Babe.net published a pseudonymous woman's account of a difficult encounter with Aziz…