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“Blacklight” Spins a New Tale about Strippers in New Orleans

Sex workers are very dynamic and have their own varied, colorful lives.

The Grift List: Bella Thorne’s OnlyFans Debacle Screwed Over Sex Workers

She used OnlyFans as a playground for her celebrity voyeurism. Read more »

Hustle & Glow: “P-Valley” Puts Black Southern Strippers in the Spotlight

The show is an expansive portrait of poverty, racism, misogyny and the Black Southern pride that pushes back against oppression. Read more »

Detangling the Web: “These Women” Breaks the Crime Thriller Mold

Ivy Pochoda’s book is about the pitfalls sex workers face and how their precarious position prevents them from seeking and obtaining justice. Read more »

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. Read more »

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 »

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