Sex and Dating

12 Nov 2020

Celebrating 3 Years of Not Completely Shutting Down BAS

As you probably know by now, this website is labor of love. If my goal was to get rich, and I chose running a small independent media company as the way to do it, I’d be a complete idiot. Luckily the goal with Broke-Ass Stuart has always been to serve

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20 Oct 2020

How Not to be the Next #ZoomDick: 8 Wanking-it-at-Work Tips from a Pro

Yesterday Twitter was rocked by the hashtag #ZoomDick. Legal analyst and New Yorker staff writer Jeffery Toobin was recently caught masturbating during a Zoom call with New Yorker and WNYC radio staff members. During the video call, he appears to log onto a separate call, possibly a pornography or webcam site. His colleagues reported seeing him touching his penis and masturbate himself on his video feed.

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25 Sep 2020

Why The EARN IT Act is Terrible for Sex Workers and the Internet as a Whole

Welcome to Brain-Throbs & Blow Jobs, a column highlighting the great minds and perspectives of Bay Area sex workers through interviews and photo portraits by Maxine Holloway. The internet makes sex work safer. Before the internet, it was challenging to work without third-party management or a brothel. Online platforms can allow

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25 Sep 2020

San Francisco’s X-Rated Cake Shop Has Closed

Update: The Cake Gallery reached out and said they decided not to close permanently after all, and are now looking for another place in San Francisco! Maybe our collective outpouring of love for them made a difference. It happened before with Costumes on Haight. We will let you know if

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21 Sep 2020

How to Make Virtual Festivals Way Better

Burning Man went virtual this year, and we all learned a lot in a hurry. It wasn’t the first festival to go all-online (Outside Inside Lands streamed on Twitch this year, and Glastonbury’s Shangri La went virtual as Lost Horizon), but virtual Burning Man certainly raised the bar for sheer size and audacity. Sure, there were performances, but Burning Man and events like it are about exploring places, art, and people. It’s close, but not there yet for me.

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14 Aug 2020

EARN IT: The Anti-Child Trafficking Bill That’s Actually an Anti-Sex Work Bill

Hello, internet. Pearl-clutching buzzkill politicians are trying to pass a bill that claims to be anti-child trafficking that is really just an attack on sex work. Again! If you’re an online sex worker who has been at it for awhile, a new entrant padding your bills with OnlyFans, a client

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03 Aug 2020

What the Porn Industry Can Learn from Black Lives Matter

Black bodies experience an intense amount of fetishization, and this is not to be conflated with appreciation or care for black people. Porn and culture often mirror each other, which affects the type of pornography that is readily available. If you believe Black Lives Matter, you should ensure that Black lives matter in all of your behavior – including your porn consumption. How we view, respect, and value Black sex workers is crucial for equality.

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17 Jul 2020

30% of People Say They’re “Rubbing One Out” More Often During Quarantine

I get way too many press releases. Most of them are for bands I don’t care about or travel destinations I’m not that interested in. But sometimes a true gem makes it my way and I feel the need to share. Earlier this week I got one from the folks

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