NPR: Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Some Activists Say It's Time

Sex work is illegal in much of the United States, but the debate over whether it should be decriminalized is heating up. Former California Attorney General and Democratic presidential candidate…


MILLENNIAL POLITICS: DecrimNY - The Fight to Decriminalize Sex Work in New York

Decriminalizing sex work isn’t something you hear much about from legislators. But on February 25, New York State Senators Julia Salazar and Jessica Ramos published an op-ed calling for the…


ROLLING STONE: How Cam Models Are Finding Freedom in Cryptocurrency

Two years ago, Gabi was struggling to maintain a career in the adult industry. She worked long hours streaming live as a cam model and producing video content for her online audience, but the job…


FORBES: How Sextech Pioneers Are Outsmarting Conservative Gatekeepers

For the past several years, sexual wellness has been one of the fastest growing sectors in global retail. The sector’s annual growth (CAGR) is a stunning 6.7%, and it’s projected to reach $122…


IN THESE TIMES: When Sex Workers Do the Labor of Therapists

Sky is a professional escort. She’s been working at Sheri’s Ranch, a legal brothel located in Pahrump, Nevada, for a little under a year. A few months back, a man came in asking for a group session…


CARE2: What’s the Difference Between Sex Work Decriminalization and Legalization?

Sex work is illegal almost everywhere in the United States, and that’s part of the reason it remains so dangerous. One study in San Francisco found that 82 percent of sex workers had been assaulted…


THE SLOT: The Fight to Decriminalize Sex Work Exposes Old Feminist Divides

This is an unprecedented political moment for the rights of sex workers, due in large part to the sustained organizing of sex workers themselves. Signs of this are everywhere—last month, Kamala…


OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS: Sex Workers’ Untold Stories

Throughout the world, sex work is stigmatized as taboo, immoral, and dangerous. Sex workers, meanwhile, are assumed to be victims—of human trafficking, drugs, abuse, and so on. In both cases, these…


AMUSE: Sex in Our Strange World - Why Matriarchy Means Better Sex and a Better Society

According to Greek mythology, the Amazons were a race of warrior women who refused to live with men. So far, so sensible. In order to continue their survival, once a year the Amazons would visit the…


STRONG FEELINGS: Sex Work is Work with Jessica Raven

Stopping sex trafficking sounds like a great idea—and it is! But often, anti-trafficking laws actually make sex workers more vulnerable. We talk with sex work decriminalization advocate and…