Sex Worker Film & Arts Fest Honors Founder Carol Leigh’s Legacy
This year’s festival is especially meaningful as it marks the first since the passing of the festival’s founder, Carol Leigh, aka “The Scarlot Harlot.” Leigh coined the term “sex worker” in the 1970s.
The Worst Part Of Sex Work Isn’t The Sex, It’s The Stigma
Written Anonymously: Trigger Warning The pandemic affected everyone. I couldn’t begin to describe the innumerable amount of ways that COVID-19 challenged our view of what is normal. What I can do is explain how it affected me and my normal. When the political upheaval surrounding the pandemic resulted in lockdown-based
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
Sex Worker Clinic Set To Open South of Market
Twenty-one years ago, America’s first and only sex worker occupational health and social clinic opened in San Francisco. Soon the St. James Infirmary will host a Grand Opening party in their biggest space yet, located South of Market at 1089 Mission Street. Sex workers have had it hard the past
Why I Love SF City Clinic
SF City Clinic knows you’re a competent, sexually active person. If you aren’t, they’ll kindly show you how to change that. Angelic humans work there. Where public education dropped the ball on sexual education, City Clinic picks it up. They anticipate your awkwardness, gently encouraging you to ask about anything.
Apple Just Banned ‘Hookup Apps’ From The App Store
Today was the first day of something called WWDC, which is an enormous deal to brainwashed Apple fanboi types, but the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference doesn’t mean much to regular everyday people. But something that happened at the conference today could have an enormous impact on your lonely Friday nights
SFSX (Safe Sex) is the Sci-Fi Sex Worker Comic Book You’ve Been Waiting For
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. I wouldn’t be the perverted queer whore I am today without San Francisco. The City by the Bay made living outside the lines a
Margo St. James, Matriarch of the Modern Sex Work Movement, Has Died
Historic SF sex worker organization St. James Infirmary broke the devastating news Tuesday that its namesake and founder Margo St. James had passed. “With profound sadness, the St. James Infirmary announces the death of the most storied among our founders, Margo St. James,” the health and safety clinic said in
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