GIZMODO: Would a BDSM Sex Robot Violate Asimov's First Law of Robotics?

The sex robot community—the people who make the sex robots, and the people who want to have sex with the sex robots—suffered a blow this past week, when the Houston City Council voted to preemptively…


ADVOCATE: Being Sex-Positive in a World of Brett Kavanaughs, Donald Trumps

I shared a bed with another boy on a church youth trip when I was 12. He touched me, then pulled my hand to his underwear. It was my first sexual experience and one I’ve written about fondly. He was…


MOTHERBOARD: Sex Workers Pioneered the Early Internet—and It Screwed Them Over

In the early 90s, anyone looking to hire an escort or track down an erotic massage parlor started by flipping through the Yellow Pages. Maxine Doogan, a Bay Area–based sex worker, activist, and…


ALLURE: Kink-Shaming 101: The Stigma-Free Guide to Disclosing Your Sexual Kinks and Fetishes

Even the most compatible partners can have wildly different sexual preferences. In any sexual relationship, you're bound to be turned on by different things. That's why it's best to be kind about it…


THE FEED: SHUTTING DOWN WEBSITES TO CURB SEX TRAFFICKING HAS LIFE-THREATENING CONSEQUENCES FOR SEX WORKERS

In Australia the majority of our states and territories have either legalised or decriminalised sex work, but in the US prostitution is only legal in ONE of the 50 states. This has pushed the…


LV: What even the most vanilla among us can learn from the BDSM community

“Sex is not what you do, it’s a place you go.” —Esther Perel Americans carry a lot of anxiety about having an exciting sex life. This anxiety inspires Cosmopolitan, Redbook and the like to publish a…


THE CUT: Julia Salazar’s Win Is a Huge Victory for Sex Workers

Julia Salazar’s victory in her State Senate primary last week felt noteworthy in the way many recent progressive wins have felt noteworthy: Despite a campaign marked by intense scrutiny of her…


CAFE MOM: Being a Sex Worker Doesn't Make Me a Bad Mother - It Actually Made Me a Better One

Sometimes it’s hard not to laugh when I stand over a “toilet” slave and let it loose all over them. They don’t know my 3-year-old did the same on my leg about two hours ago. In retrospect, toilet…


HUFFPOST: Sex Worker Activists Support Democratic Socialist Julia Salazar’s Primary Win

Sex workers’ rights advocates are celebrating Julia Salazar’s win in New York’s  Democratic primary for a state Senate seat on Thursday, saying that they have an ally in the 27-year-old Democratic…


NYLON: Why Decriminalizing Sex Work Is A Life Or Death Issue

Earlier this month, Lily Allen issued an unusual public statement via Instagram: Four years ago, during her ‘Sheezus’ tour, she slept with female escorts “cause,” she wrote, “I was lost and lonely…