By KC Van Der Zee Today, and especially in the Bay Area, we are surrounded by technology and seemingly endless streams of algorithms and information. It is not uncommon for a phone to be in hand of everyday bystanders in the city while walking in public, riding on BART, or
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
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. On a cold January afternoon in the Tenderloin in San Francisco, I stopped under a flashing rainbow sign on Eddy Street to meet Gina
by Xan Holbrook There’s a wonderful phrase that the idiot-savants at the British Army Rumour Service, or ARRSe, love to employ to describe something truly invincible. That term is squaddy proof. The thinking goes something like this: you can build something, spend billions testing it in civilian circles, and claim
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
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. In 2007 I was making a nightly pilgrimage from the San Francisco Mission District to North Beach. I would take BART to Market Street
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.