sex workers

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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16 Jan 2020

How To Have A Body: A Show About Sex Work, Disability, and Survival

On a cold January afternoon in the Tenderloin in San Francisco, I stopped under a flashing rainbow sign on Eddy Street to meet Gina Stella dell’Assunta. Gina is a writer and performer from San Francisco, with deep roots in queer and trans sex worker and disability communities.

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18 Feb 2020

The Delicious Card: Rad Deals at 30+ SF Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 30 of your favorite SF eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, and support local journalism.

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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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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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