Sex Work

09 Apr 2020

California COVID Peak Expected April 15, New Cases Still Rising

The San Francisco Bay Area has seen a slight but steady, increase in the number of COVID-19 patients over the last week.  According the numbers reported by John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, on April 2nd there were 2,495 total confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 6 Bay Area counties, 7 days

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03 Apr 2020

An Interview with BlakSyn, the Human Behind @KinkyBlackEducator

BlakSyn (they/them) is a nonbinary professional in BDSM education and an innovator on these topics in both the on – and offline – realms.

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09 Mar 2020

Sex Workshops Should Be More Widely Available and Attended

by Kate Brunotts I recently attended my 3rd Babeland workshop, and I came out glowing as ever. Babeland, a feminist-founded sex shop, gives out free sex education workshops to the general public with great names like “Talk Dirty to Me” or “March into Pleasure.” In a short span of 3

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13 Jan 2020

No One Does Scandal like the Religious Right

by Xan Holbrook When Werner Herzog said that Los Angeles had the most substance out of any city on Earth, he talked of the mass of contradictions that comes in a city which “manufactures dreams.” This sentiment, grand as it already is, hints at a larger truth (or series of

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15 Oct 2019

The Dos and Don’ts of Becoming a Sugar Baby

by Victoria Velez The concept of what a “sugar baby” truly is has been modified by mainstream media over the years, but the core ideology remains the same: a woman who enters into an “arrangement” with successful partner(s). The nature of these “arrangements” differs dramatically depending on a variety of

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20 Sep 2019

New NYC Art Show Celebrates the “Back Room” of Old Video Stores

by Jonas Barnes I was lucky enough to sit down with the creators of a new immersive art exhibit coming to NYC this month that celebrates something a lot of us grew up with as kids, teens and young adults. Is this a Nickelodeon exhibit? No. Is this is a

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31 May 2019

Under The Red Umbrella Examines Sex Work in the Face of FOSTA-SESTA

Sex work is the world’s oldest profession, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Often shrouded in a haze of stigma, judgement, and misunderstanding, it’s history and present is often sensationalized, marginalized, or completely silent. However, in the age of FOSTA-SESTA, silence is no longer an option we can accept.

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26 Apr 2019

What happens when the Dominatrix isn’t in the dungeon?

Welcome to Brain-Throbs & Blow Jobs, a column that will be highlighting the great minds and perspectives of Bay Area sex workers through interviews and photo portraits. I met Oakland based Pro Domme, Avalon Black, for a drink at a local coffee shop, and was reminded that being Dominant is not

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