PAPER: This Healthcare Center Allows Sex Workers to Be Themselves

From societal stigma to privacy concerns to prudish insurance providers, it's no secret that sex workers have a particularly hard time receiving respectful and comprehensive medical care. Now though,…


THE CUT: The Willful Misunderstanding of Kink What does it mean to conflate a sexual practice with abuse?

The word “kink” is a slippery term, and depending on whom you ask, it can have varying, even competing, definitions. But while speaking in the aggregate about all kink practices can be difficult, I…


THE BODY: Meet the Founders of the Molly House, Where Masculine-of-Center Sex Workers Are Mobilizing Online

Shaan Lashun and TT Baum never expected that a conference presentation would lead them to create an organization together. The self-described “co-founders, co-directors, co-everythingers” now host a…


OPEN DEMOCRACY: How I became an advocate for sex workers’ rights

I used to think that people who did sex work had found themselves in a situation where they had no choice but to do sex work, and that the job of feminists was to help sex workers find alternative…


GQ: The Godmother of the Moment

Ceyenne Doroshow is halfway through packing a box of stilettos—some of them stoned, all of them glamorous—when I arrive at her place in Ozone Park, Queens. She's going to be moving in a few days, she…


AUTOSTRADDLE: Can Queer Businesses Survive COVID-19? Here’s How Some Are Trying

I couldn’t tell what caused my tears first, now turning cold in the salt air. Was it the glare off the Pacific Ocean, one of the few places close to my home that felt both beautiful and accessible…


PORTLAND MONTHLY: This Meal Delivery Service Provides Healthy Food to Portland’s Sex Workers

We’ve all heard it: “Portland has more strip clubs per capita than any other city in America.” With twice as many strip clubs as public restrooms, the City of Roses boasts everything from intimate…