sex work

As Struggling Creatives Join Sex Work, What Do Long-Term Sex Workers Lose?

Even if they don’t practice sex work, many creatives tap into sexuality as an extension of self, exploring it in sculpture, photography, and performance.

Sex Workers Have Always Known That Zoom Is Anti-sex. Now, the Public Knows Too.

As we move into a more permanent online existence, people should be paying more attention to issues of surveillance. Read more »

Sex Workers Are No Longer the Butt of the Joke. They’re Making Them.

Sex-worker comedians allow audiences to see erotic labor through the lens of the people who actually do it. Read more »

Unpopular Demand: Sex Work, the Supreme Court, and a Contentious Anti-Prostitution Pledge

The federal policy known as PEPFAR effectively guarantees harm to the people it claims to protect. Read more »

Numa Perrier Brings Humanity to the Cam-Girl Experience

Numa Perrier’s story of sexual awakening and self-realization is gritty and realistic without ever turning its Black women characters into victims. Read more »

Under Armor: Sex Work, Style, and Survival

Cinema still frames sex workers as troublesome sirens whose sole purpose is to disarm men and leave them broken. Read more »

Bound Together: One Year Later, FOSTA-SESTA Throws Sex Workers Back into the Fire

The practical impact of the law is incredibly detrimental. Read more »

“Hustlers” Explodes the Damaging Stereotype of Sex Workers as Thieves

The prevalent trope feeds the idea that sex workers are criminals instead of professionals who deserve to be compensated for their labor. Read more »

Family Ties: “Hustlers” Promises Crime, but Delivers Matriarchy

Ramona frames all of her behaviors as acts of love, whether she’s teaching Destiny how to diversify her stripping moves or instructing the larger team of women on how to seduce, drug, and steal money from white, wealthy, and unsuspecting men. Read more »

Unpack Your Whorephobia: Adopting Hoe Aesthetics Requires ACTUALLY Supporting Sex Workers

What Sex Workers call “hoe aesthetics” are being incorporated and appropriated into declarations of liberation with little nuance or increased respect for Sex Workers as a whole. Read more »

Hide or Fight: “Cam” Volleys Effortlessly between Terror, Fascination, and Righteous Anger

Alice’s struggles highlight the isolating nature of sex work, and it’s harrowing to witness her try to defend herself and protect her career.  Read more »

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