I Did Sex Work to Make Money—and Find Real Intimacy With Men

One in eight trans women have done sex work as a source of income; one in five, for food or shelter. Some of us have looked for real human connection there, too.


The Anonymous Lives of Phone Sex Operators

Talking intimacy, secrecy and the tricks of the trade with the women whose voices have soundtracked thousands of orgasms.


Radically Intimate Photos of Parenthood

In spite of the world’s cruelties, the Israeli-born photographer Elinor Carucci chooses love.


What Being a Sex Worker Taught Me About Men

On top of intimacy, emotional labor, and ethical sex.


Women Reveal How They Broke Their Bad Dating Habits

A good deal of self reflection helps.


The Beauty and Splendor of Being a Slut

I would estimate that I've slept with up to 3,500 men. But sex, whether at random or not, always represents a human connection—and that can always be beautiful.


Meet the Montreal Guy Getting Paid to Cuddle People

Cuddle parties are so 2010; welcome to the world of affection capitalism.


Stop Trying to Have Sex with Your Professional Cuddler

When I worked as a cuddler-for-hire, I set boundaries—but they were regularly crossed.


People in Relationships Remember What It Was Like to Move in with Someone for the First Time

"Living with a partner is easily the best thing I've ever done. It has made my life better in every possible way​... But I fucking hate that she never refills the ice tray. It's not that hard. Jesus."


What I Learned About Sex by Never Having It

Thoughts on how and why people put so much of themselves into their pursuit of sex.


For Disabled People Seeking Intimacy, It’s a Fine Line Between Health Care and Sex Work

While some countries look at sexual services for people with disabilities as a medical issue, it's still illegal in Canada.


The Artist Who Puts Couples in Vacuum Packs

Haruhiko Kawaguchi's claustrophobic images aim to express what we feel when we talk about love.