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My Secret Life as a Phone Sex Operator

A phone sex operator explains how sexual fantasies are limitless when explored over the phone.


When I Made a Sex Work Pseudonym, I Didn't Know I'd Be Her Forever

I didn’t realize at the time, that my new name would both protect and endanger me—and that my youthful attempt to rewrite my story would actually help form the person I would become.


How Instagram Banning Stripper-Related Hashtags Hurts Sex Workers

Strippers say the social platform is cutting off their online support networks.


Ugandan sex workers are working without condoms because of Trump administration policy

Trump policy makes it harder for vulnerable groups to get HIV/AIDS meds. Sex workers in Uganda are feeling the hit already.


India’s Aging Sex Workers Are Facing a Healthcare Crisis

STDs and stigma are now the least of their concerns.


Police Are Allegedly Sleeping with Sex Workers Before Arresting Them

In many US states, it is technically legal for undercover cops to have sex with sex workers during the course of anti-prostitution sting operations. Advocates argue this is nothing less than institutional rape.


A Therapist, a Lawyer, and a Sex Worker Explain What Actually Counts as Cheating

We also spoke to a philosopher and some polyamorous people for good measure.


'It Was A Wonderful Adventure’: What It’s Like When You Retire From Sex Work

We spoke to former sex workers about their careers after sex work—from a professional dominatrix turned chef’s little bitch to the escorts who became leading activists and academics.


A Sex Worker Explains How to Play Hard to Get When You Really Want to Get Some

Texts that roll in a week later should be met with, "Sorry, who is this?"


A Sex Worker Explains How to Get Over Your STD Paranoia

Though I don't keep track, I've had hundreds of lovers and have never experienced an STI or a pregnancy scare.


The Woman Who Redefined What It Means to Be a Sex Worker

Grisélidis Réal was a writer, poet, activist, and sex worker who pioneered the idea that sex work could be an act of choice, not exploitation. We speak to the director of a new biopic into her life.


Sex Workers Describe Their First Day on the Job

Craigslist foot fetishists and porn shoots that put your first day work jitters to shame.