sex work

sex work

Sex Workers Make Great Therapists – But They're Locked Out of the Job

People in sex work say that the two roles have huge amounts of overlap, but they're shunned by the therapy profession.
Sophie Hemery

Porn Doesn't Suffer from a 'Piracy Problem', It Actively Relies Upon It

Content stolen from performers and sex workers is uploaded to free sites like Pornhub and YouPorn. But can anything be done about it?
Annie Lord
sex and relationships

Inside Smooci, the Sex Work App Described as 'Uber for Escorts'

We went to the launch of the self-described “next-generation escort booking platform” to see if it had sex workers' interests at heart.
Jake Hall

What It's Like Working at a Peep Show While Pregnant

In this extract from "Skint Estate", memoirist Cash Carraway recounts the highs and sticky lows of being a performer in a Soho peep show.
Cash Carraway

Inside Beijing’s Illegal Karaoke Sex Clubs

Photographer Valya Lee spent three months working undercover and taking photos on her phone.
Lucy Andrews
sex work

Being an OnlyFans Sex Worker Sounds Stressful

We spoke to two performers about the realities of being constantly on the job.
Annie Lord
sex work

Sex Workers Are Fighting to Unionise in Scotland

They're trying to keep Holyrood from introducing laws that would criminalise their clients and compromise their safety.
Megan Wallace
sex work

Life Is Tougher Than Ever for British Strippers

Faced with the financial uncertainty of Brexit and unregulated house fees, many strip club dancers have seen their earnings drop.
Nana Baah
sex work

Sex Workers Are Having Their Earnings Confiscated in Trafficking Stings

Raids – or "welfare visits" – carried out by police are supposedly conducted for safety, but they're harming sex workers and failing to identify genuine victims.
Jake Hall
sex work

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.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard

My Week as a ‘Stunt Cock’

You learn a lot about masculinity when you try having sex for money.
Nick Mitchell
sex work

Student Sex Workers Reveal the Problems They Face at Uni

A growing number of students in the UK are turning to sex work to support themselves financially, but universities still haven't learned how to support sex workers.
Jake Hall