sex work

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

What Actual Sex Workers Think About the New Movie ‘Hustlers’

The movie weaves important stories of working-class struggles, immigrants, the economics of single-motherhood, capitalism, criminalization, and the lengths people are willing to go to as options are stripped away. Sex worker issues have always been tied to every single one of these narratives.

Maxine Holloway 0
19 Aug 2019

What Real Sex Workers Have to Say About SESTA-FOSTA

by Hannah Harkness “Since day one, I have pushed for the strongest, most effective criminal and civil tools possible to confront the horrific abuses of online sex trafficking,” – “H.R. 1865 with the Walters Amendment is the most effective way to empower victims, equip state and local prosecutors, and ensure

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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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31 May 2019

Sex Workers Invite You to “Sit With Us” for Brunch

On Sunday, June 2, International Sex Worker’s Day, also known as International Whore’s Day, communities all over the country will gather to advocate for the health, safety, and protection of sex workers. Bay Area harlots, escorts, street workers, strippers, Dominatrixes, and porn and cam performers invite you to “Sit With

Maxine Holloway 0
10 May 2019

What Mother’s Day is Like When You’re a Sex Worker & a Mom

I gave birth five months ago, and I’m really excited to celebrate my first Mother’s Day with my child. The first one feels special, like I’m suddenly a part of a new club. I’ve been a mother for just a few months, but I’ve been a sex worker for many years.

Maxine Holloway 0
05 Apr 2019

A Clinic By Sex Workers, For Sex Workers Has a New Home

If you’re in the business of sex work, it can be difficult to be totally frank with your doctor.Take the case of the dominatrix with neck and shoulder pain from repetitive stress using paddles and whips. Her doctors told her to stop whatever was causing the pain.

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22 Oct 2018

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Gang Bangs

Welcome to Brain-Throbs & Blow Jobs, a brand-new column that will be highlighting the great minds and perspectives of Bay Area sex workers through interviews and photo portraits.

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