adult industry

sex work

Sex Workers Say They’re Being Pushed Off Social Media Platforms

Twitter and Instagram say they're enforcing community guidelines, not targeting an industry.
Allison Tierney
4.2.18
Important Surveys

From SpankChain to Bigboobscoin, Startups Keep Trying to Get People to Pay for Sex on the Blockchain

I reviewed the cryptocurrencies that want you to buy sex toys and "dates."
Jessica Klein
3.3.18
porn

Adult Content Creators: Patreon Is Doing ‘the Exact Opposite of What We Asked For’

Patreon's perceived crackdown against porn has gotten messy, and one of the people fighting back was suspended by Twitter without explanation.
Samantha Cole
10.25.17
porn

Adult Content Creators Are Fighting Patreon's New Anti-Porn Rules

"Every platform kicks us off eventually. Where are our rights?"
Samantha Cole
10.25.17
porn

This Leading Trans Porn Company Is Wiping Slurs from Its Site

One of the longest-running trans porn sites in the world has renamed itself, shedding the "shemale" term.
Allison Tierney
8.25.17
NSFW

The Oral History of the Money Shot

We reached out to dozens of academics, critics, and experts inside and outside the adult industry to find out how the porn trope of the cumshot came to be.
Mark Hay
12.12.16
Stuff

Amazon Killed the Book Store, but It Can't Kill the Sex Store

It might be easier to order sex toys online, but consumers are resisting the urge to buy intimate products sight unseen.
Harron Walker
9.21.16
Sex

Everyone Wants to Talk About Sex. But Are They Doing It Well?

Sex coverage is getting better, but it still often skews toward titillation.
Lux Alptraum
7.28.16
NSFW

Patreon Ends Payments Discrimination Against Adult Content

Thanks to the crowdfunding site, PayPal just got a little more porn friendly.
Lux Alptraum
7.27.16
PROFILES

'I Disgusted Myself': Germany's Most Woman-Hating Porn Star Comes Clean

Rafael Santeria was a self-described misogynist poster boy for Germany's hardcore porn scene. Now he's trying to start over.
Lisa Ludwig
5.20.16
Sex

Camgirl OPSEC: How the World's Newest Porn Stars Protect Their Privacy Online

Tips for those who expose themselves for a living.
Cognoscocuro
10.13.15