SEX WORKERS

9.19.19

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.

9.11.19

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.

5.15.19

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.

4.29.19

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.

3.25.19

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.

3.19.19

Why British Sex Workers Will Keep Pushing for Full Decriminalisation

We spoke to The English Collective of Prostitutes about their new 'Make All Women Safe’ campaign, which takes aim at legislation that coerces women into working alone.

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3.6.19

Why British Sex Workers Are Striking This Friday

We spoke to sex worker Sage Woodford about what they're hoping to achieve.

1.8.19

Gay Escorts Are Fighting Chemsex By Offering a 'Sober Sex' Service

Emotional labour has always been a part of sex work, but as chemsex remains prevalent some escorts are now offering a more specialised service to help ween clients off "H&H fun".

11.8.18

Sex Work is About Finding Your Niche, and Upselling

"I’m a non-binary takatāpui transsexual, and I like being feminine, and I want a dick, and I don’t see why I shouldn’t."

10.25.18

24 Hours in Berlin's Red Light District

52-year-old sex worker Rafaela showed me around the stuffy cafés, dark corners and special characters of the Kurfürstenstraße.

10.3.18

The Client Sex Workers Warn Each Other About

In a new memoir, Andrea Werhun opens up about how johns are blacklisted.

9.7.18

Everything You Find in a Sex Worker’s Home

A photographer reveals the telling items she has seen on her travels to the dwellings of sex workers across Canada.

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