Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

sex work

What It’s Like to Break Up With a Sex Work Client You Fell For

"I was happy to pursue a flirty friendship with someone who I thought could be much more to me than just someone who paid for nudes."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
2.10.20
sex tourism

Sex Tourism Isn't Just for Straight White Guys Anymore

People vacationing specifically to bone are younger and queerer than ever before – and they're changing what it means to ethically travel while horny.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
10.10.19
Celebrity

How Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos Became a Cult Hero

To her fans, Wuornos's story offers a powerful example of a survivor who defies the respectability politics of victimhood.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
9.19.19
porn

The Problem With 'Porn for Women'

The soft porn experience of sites like Bellesa, ForHerTube and 'popular with women' categories generalise too much about what women want.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
7.1.19
Celebrity

Inside the Ornate World of El Chapo Nail Art

"Narco fashion is huge. It's such a part of our culture, it's so woven into our cultural fabric as Mexicans."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
6.11.19
LGBTQ

Queer People Explain the Struggles of Strap-On Sex

While vibrators and other pleasure products have undergone impressive high-tech transformations in recent years, strap-ons still leave a lot to be desired.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
3.13.19
LGBTQ

This Artist Collects the Everyday Objects That Define Lesbian Life

Anyone who identifies as lesbian, butch, queer, non-binary, or trans was invited to send personal objects for the display.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
2.13.19
LGBTQ

Lesbian Women Explain the Art of the Casual Hookup

“There’s a sexist misconception that women are gay for emotional commitment and love. This denies women our sexuality and capacity for lust and depravity."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
1.4.19
Instagram

The Socialist Memelords Radicalising Instagram

Meet the people behind the accounts challenging capitalist rhetoric on Instagram.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
11.28.18
coffee

Specialty Coffee Has a Sexism Problem

The prevalence of men in competitive coffee affects consumer trends. But now some industry professional are trying to change that.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
11.26.18
Culture

This Instagram Shames Men for Being Absolute Monsters on Dating Apps

'Bye Felipe' empowers women to hold men accountable for online harassment, and trolls them right back.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
9.28.18

These Sex Workers Are the First Queer Married Couple at a Legal Brothel

High school sweethearts Violet Vause and Kayden Blake came out to debunk myths about LGBTQ+ sex workers.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
8.31.18
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