REWIRE NEWS: Here’s How You Can Help Sex Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As the number of COVID-19 infections in the United States grows rapidly, nightclubs and bars have shut down, public health officials have ordered people to “socially distance,” the stock market has…


SALON: Sex workers are stressed, anxious and depressed amid COVID-19 pandemic

As non-essential businesses close to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, American workers are experiencing layoffs, pay cuts, and a whole lot of financial uncertainty. While on-the-books…


SBS NEWS: Banks accused of 'slut-shaming' for refusing financial services to sex workers

Banks have been accused of "corporate slut-shaming" for refusing financial services to sex workers, with NAB singled out as "absolute worst hypocrites". Victorian MP David Limbrick says a number of…


ADVOCATE: Margaret Cho on BDSM, 'Polyamory-Fatigue,' Wanting To Die Alone

Margaret Cho grew up in San Fransisco, coming of age at the start of the AIDS crisis. Her parents owned a gay book store; Cho worked at a lesbian BDSM collective and had a brief stint as a…


GQ: Why Chronic Pain Sufferers Are Turning to BDSM

“No pain, no gain” is a rallying slogan employed at both the beauty parlor and at the gym. Sometimes after a workout, you might even get a massage, which is quite literally the act of inflicting pain…


OPEN DEMOCRACY: Rights, rescues and resistance in the global movement for sex workers’ rights – introducing the series

The sex worker rights movement has grown significantly over the past two decades. Sex workers have organised to demand recognition of sexual labour as labour; challenge stigma, discrimination, and…


OPEN ACCESS GOVERNMENT: US law criminalises sex workers for discussing work online

Human Rights Watch and four other plaintiffs will present arguments on September 20 against the dismissal of their challenge to a 2017 United States law that imposes criminal liability for online…


THE GUARDIAN: Today’s sex workers, like their Victorian sisters, don’t want ‘saving’

On Tuesday, Sheffield council’s licensing committee voted to renew the licence of the Spearmint Rhino lap-dancing club until next April. Lap-dancing clubs in the UK are legally required to reapply…


ALLURE: How to Discuss Sexual Boundaries and Consent, According to a Sex Educator

The first time I discovered the “yes/no/maybe” worksheet, I had dragged two of my closest friends to a Brooklyn sex toy shop for a Kink 101 class. Afterward, we rushed across the street to a crowded…


BUZZFEED NEWS: A Consultant For “Hustlers” Said Sex Workers Feel Conflicted About The Film

A consultant for the film Hustlers said sex workers have had mixed reactions to the hit film, feeling both “super jazzed” about the representation it gives, but also “really pissed off” about the…