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Carlin Ross and Betty Dodson discuss sex positivity, unrepentant slutiness, and how to get off for the world to see.
No woman could ever write true erotica, especially not BDSM erotica. Ah - HISTOIRE D’O: The shock of submission revisited!
Retail giant Amazon recently removed a webcam model’s Wish Lists for dubious reasons. As an adult entertainment provider, should you be worried about your own reliance on the company in the run-up to the holidays?
Is it worth it for providers to shell out for this stainless steel alternative to nipple clamps? Yes, but keep the clamps handy; this toy is only good-- and QUITE good-- at something else entirely.
On December 17th of 2003, one hundred sex workers and allies gathered on the lawn outside City Hall in San Francisco. There was music, a candlelight vigil and a microphone for people to share stories of sex workers who had been lost to violent crime. People walking by stopped on the street and joined them in the growing darkness to speak a name or nod their head in silent remembrance. This was the very first International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers...
If there ever was a contradiction to be found, I would be it: A sex worker who is a Christian. A Christian sex worker who is public about both aspects of my life. If you're looking for some insight on what it means to be a religious sex worker, look no further.
"If you're struggling with being a sex worker, why don't you just quit?" It's a question almost everyone in the industry has heard at one time or another. Walking the path, though, has exposed to me the reasons why just quitting is easier said than done when "sex worker" becomes the only thing people see about your identity. The stigma against the sex industry is hard to beat, even when you've got the skill set to do so.
July Westhale explores the power of fucking while bloody, being at peace with socially constructed "messiness," and having revolutionary period sex. “pray that it flows also/ through animals/ beautiful and faithful and ancient /and female and brave” –Lucille Clifton, “In praise of menstruation”.
We've all been there, some days it seems like everyone wants more than you offer. Here are some tips to identify and redirect some common boundary pushing behavior.
Although some of us starting meeting dates online before it was fashionable (remember Friendster?), nowadays the Internet's offerings for meeting people and getting it on are endless. How has the way we meet people changed in the last ten years? July Westhale explores the options from the past, the current trends, and the absolute best sites (and apps!) for online dating.
Struggling with PTSD and anxiety while also working in the adult industry can be a struggle. Here are some tips for sex workers dealing with stress and anxiety
Recently, the Red Umbrella Project Gala was held in New York City to celebrate Red Umbrella's anniversary and showcase sex worker voices, and it blew Lori away. Take a look inside at what it was like...
Did you know that the FDA actually bans the vast majority of erotic entertainers and all men who have sex with men from giving blood? If you've ever thought about giving blood in an emergency, well...technically, yours is not welcome!
Tis' the Season for cultural appropriation! Concussion, a film that features a character who goes into sex work, was recently released. I had the opportunity to watch it and I wondered: Can co-opted experiences help or harm sex workers?
Working as a sex worker and coping with PTSD wasn't a problem when I had a partner...but when I became single, everything changed.
How a timely sex toy delivery plus changing my sex toy regime made my birthday weekend an orgasmic adventure. Find out how this steel dildo from Njoy made quite the weighty impact...
What does it mean to describe myself as "fat," instead of as a "BBW"? What does it mean to be fat in this society? It doesn't mean there's a lack of clientele...Being in the adult industry as a fat entertainer is not easy, but maybe not for the reasons you expect
Maxine Doogan and The ESPLER Project are working for sex worker's demand for justice, safety and right to work in peace. Despite challenges with California's Proposition 35, she won't be giving up on the fight for sex worker rights.
People use our jobs as an insult and as a weapon to be used in the heat of an argument. The stigma against sex workers is real. Whorephobia is real. So what can we do about it? Is being an adult entertainer really the worst?
Equality Now and over 90 partners in the fight against sex trafficking around the world are calling for United Nations' programs to repeal their recommendations to decriminalize sex work. Sex worker rights activists are fighting this hard; let's find out why.
Just because it’s November doesn’t mean you have to put away all the spooky stuff! Check out my review of this glow-in-the-dark, water-based lubricant. It may be the definition of ‘novelty,’ but it’s one of the better curiosities out there.
Carrot Dating is a new app that lets people offer bribes to get a first date. Many reviewers think it's thinly veiled prostitution while many sex workers think it's cheapening both romance and sex work. Is Carrot Dating any different from What's Your Price, a dating service that lets you pay cash for dates?
Being an escort who falls in love with a client can start your relationship with a few complicated challenges...
Don't put all your eggs in a single basket! Learn how to create multiple streams of income so you can breathe just a little easier. No matter what kind of adult entertainment you are currently engaged in, here are fifteen more tips for making sure that wallet of yours is always stuffed.