OUT: Netflix’s ‘Special’ Brings Disability and Gay Sex to the Forefront

A simple matter of budget ended up making one of the most revolutionary queer stories on television. Ryan O’Connell, Will & Grace writer and author of the memoir I’m Special: And Other Lies We…


GLOBAL COMMENT: Stop using kink as a defense for rape

A woman in Scotland was in an abusive relationship. She had been battered and beaten by her partner but, until one particular night, he had never sexually abused her. But he came home drunk in the…


ROLLING STONE: ‘Blowin’ Up’ Suggests We Treat Sex Workers as Humans, Not Criminals

Our country tends to treat sex workers like, for lack of a better term, trash. Because sex work is largely illegal in the United States (the one exception is a handful of counties in Nevada, where…


VOX: Banning sex work will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now

In spring 2016, the human rights advocacy organization Amnesty International took a bold step: It officially endorsed sex work decriminalization as the most effective and humane political response to…


HUFFPOST: I Told My Mom I Hire Sex Workers And Her Response Changed Our Relationship

As a disabled queer man who uses a wheelchair and loves sex and getting naked with men, I have had to navigate the coming out process a number of times and in a number of different ways. I first…


TRUTHOUT: Florida Sex Workers Demand Decriminalization After Massive Raids

Florida lawmakers want to do something about sex trafficking in the wake of high-profile raids on massage parlors across south Florida that led to 300 prostitution-related arrests in February. So,…


S&F ONLINE: Eight Things You Need to Know About Sex, Gender, Brains, and Behavior

Biological explanations of differences in behavior between women and men or girls and boys are everywhere, from scientific articles to bestselling self-help books to parenting guides to diversity and…


THE INTERCEPT: T​he ​decriminalization of Sex Work is edging into the 2020 campaign

There isnt much to recommend the current iteration of American presidential elections, which now begin some two years before the day voters go to the polls. One upside, though, is that it opens up…


GQ: Sex Workers Say Decriminalization Makes Them Safer. It's Time to Listen to Them.

“As a former sex worker, I have suffered so much for the criminalization of the work I had to do to survive,” Cecilia Gentili told a crowd gathered at New York City’s Foley Square in early March.…


PAPER: The Art of Tickle Torture

An "expert tickler," MiscAllaneous DomTop has become one of the top ticklers in the dominatrix scene. As in, they specialize in dominating "tickle sluts," who enjoy being tied up and tickled with a…