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The Privacy and Perception Issue

When I Made a Sex Work Pseudonym, I Didn't Know I'd Be Her Forever

I didn’t realize at the time, that my new name would both protect and endanger me—and that my youthful attempt to rewrite my story would actually help form the person I would become.
Kitty Stryker
6.18.18
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Police Are Allegedly Sleeping with Sex Workers Before Arresting Them

In many US states, it is technically legal for undercover cops to have sex with sex workers during the course of anti-prostitution sting operations. Advocates argue this is nothing less than institutional rape.
Sirin Kale
5.3.17
Work

'It Was A Wonderful Adventure’: What It’s Like When You Retire From Sex Work

We spoke to former sex workers about their careers after sex work—from a professional dominatrix turned chef’s little bitch to the escorts who became leading activists and academics.
Sirin Kale
3.16.17
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A Sex Worker Explains How to Play Hard to Get When You Really Want to Get Some

Texts that roll in a week later should be met with, "Sorry, who is this?"
Lydia Faithfull
12.22.16
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A Sex Worker Explains How to Get Over Your STD Paranoia

Though I don't keep track, I've had hundreds of lovers and have never experienced an STI or a pregnancy scare.
Lydia Faithfull
12.4.16
Film

The Woman Who Redefined What It Means to Be a Sex Worker

Grisélidis Réal was a writer, poet, activist, and sex worker who pioneered the idea that sex work could be an act of choice, not exploitation. We speak to the director of a new biopic into her life.
Sirin Kale
11.22.16
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Feminist Pornographers Stage a 'Fisting Volleyball' Protest Outside Parliament

New UK regulations will require people to prove that they are adults before accessing sexual material online. But porn performers and privacy activists have concerns.
Sirin Kale
10.18.16
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A Sex Worker Explains How to Be More Confident in Bed

"Don't be afraid of appearing selfish and don't stifle your sounds."
Lydia Faithfull
9.5.16
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A Sex Worker Explains Why She Never Fakes an Orgasm with a Client

Lydia Faithfull is a full-time sex worker at the Love Ranch brothel in Nevada. She specializes in domination, humiliation, and good conversation. She refuses to kiss for money.
Lydia Faithfull
8.6.16
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The Insidious Myth of the 'Unrapeable' Sex Worker

Sex workers deal with a lot of societal prejudice, but perhaps the most sinister belief is that any sexual violence they face is an "occupational hazard."
Leonie Roderick
3.31.16