New NHRC Advisory Recognises Sex Work as Work, Addresses Key Women's Issues

In a major victory for women’s rights in India amid the COVID-19 pandemic, campaigns led by several advocacy groups have resulted in the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issuing fresh…


JEZEBEL: Sex Workers Are Furious About Bella Thorne's Self-Serving OnlyFans 'Tourism'

Bella Thorne took to Twitter over the weekend to apologize over the controversy surrounding her newly-created OnlyFans. Just last week, the media lit up with news that the former Disney star had…


OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION: The Multiplying Threats Facing Sex Workers Today

Amahle (not her real name), a sex worker and mother of a young daughter living in South Africa, has faced an almost total loss of income since her government imposed a nationwide lockdown in response…


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…


KINK WEEKLY: Kink in the Time of COVID

I would be hard pressed to find something less sexy than a global pandemic. Between heightened emotions, tremendous fear, heartbreaking tragedy and social isolation, we have been thrown into a world…


TRF NEWS: Thailand's Migrant Sex Workers Fear for the Future

Bua used to earn up to 40,000 baht ($1,300) a month as a sex worker in Thailand's northern province of Chiang Mai when the coronavirus forced entertainment venues to close, leaving her jobless. Since…


THE NEW YORKER: The Fragile Existence of Sex Workers During the Pandemic

With each passing day, the strip club in downtown Manhattan grew a little emptier. Fewer customers were drinking premium liquor and eating steaks in the plush banquettes; fewer patrons were sitting…


ROLLING STONE: Sex Workers Built OnlyFans. Now They Say They’re Getting Kicked Off

Last March, Allie Awesome, an adult-content creator, woke up one Sunday morning to check her DMs on OnlyFans, only to realize she couldn’t log into her account. Launched in 2016, OnlyFans is a social…


TITS AND SASS: Sex Workers - You can and should request pandemic relief

So we’re about a month into strip clubs being shut down. Before that, most in-person sex workers had already been worried about the potential of getting or spreading COVID-19 (the illness caused by…


NYTIMES: Sex Work Comes Home

While working as a stripper in Oregon, Kelpie Heart had long thought about taking her work online. Then the new coronavirus pandemic led to bar closures, and she found herself out of work. So, for…