sex industry

sex work

The Emotional Side of Camming

The physical and psychological strain on women in an industry where success is dependant upon consistency and access is often conveniently forgotten.
Annie Lord
9.27.18
Television

Why David Simon Took on the Sex Industry as a 'Middle-Aged White Man'

'The Deuce' creators David Simon and George Pelecanos tell us about the challenges of getting porn and sex work right.
Noel Ransome
9.14.17
Stuff

Are Some Kinds of Sex Work 'Better' Than Others?

I asked strippers, cam girls, dominatrixes, and prostitutes, and two hierarchies emerged.
Rebecca Leib
8.3.16
Silicon Divide

Why Do Dildo Boxes Have Naked Women on Them? Because Men

Brooklyn-based startup Dame Products is changing the sex toy game with products designed by women.
Lux Alptraum
4.23.16
Stuff

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.
Jera Brown
4.7.16
Stuff

How a Man Named Dr. Crocodildo Brought Sex Toys to Kenya

In a country where pornography is illegal and obscenity is closely monitored, Peter Karanja a.k.a. Dr. Crocodildo saw a business opportunity.
Hannah McNeish
9.16.15
Stuff

Meet the Mom and Daughter Running an Erotic Publishing Empire

When it comes to cave men strippers and a multi-million dollar erotic e-book business, Tina Engler and Patty Marks keep it all in the family.
Broadly Staff
8.26.15
sex industry

Life as a Stripper in a Subarctic Indoor Mining Town

Thanks to the surplus of men and dearth of entertainment options, strippers in the indoor mining town of Fermont, Quebec, can earn roughly $5,000 in a week.
Mitchell Sunderland
7.2.15
Travel

Sex Workers Are Migrating South for New Zealand’s Ski Season

The influx of tourists over winter has created a booming micro industry for migratory sex workers in Queenstown.
Caitlin Reid
6.25.15
News

Why Is South Australia So Reluctant to Decriminalise Sex Work?

The Festival State has some of the most outdated sex worker laws in the country. We examine why they're so averse to change.
Royce Kurmelovs
6.11.15
Stuff

From Teenaged Prostitute to Sex Workers' Rights Advocate

Activist Bella Robinson feels victimized by laws intended to help people like her.
Tara Burns
2.7.15
News

​A Woman Won $1.5 Million in Damages After a Brain Injury Supposedly Made Her Become a Dominatrix

Alissa Afornina was in a car accident that caused brain injuries that her lawyers argued caused her to become a dominatrix.
Peter Lawrence Kane
2.2.15
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