sex work

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Sex Workers Pioneered the Early Internet—and It Screwed Them Over

Sex workers were placing ads and organizing far before the internet as we know it even existed.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
sex education

Facebook and Patreon Are Making It Harder to Find Sex Educators

By listing them as "adult" and suspending their accounts, platforms bury sex educators and health advocacy organizations.
Samantha Cole

YouTube Banned An Erotic Film Production Company After It Posted Interviews With Sex Workers

Film producer Erika Lust had her account shut down and was banned from YouTube after a third strike against the channel.
Samantha Cole

Patreon Is Suspending Adult Content Creators Because of Its Payment Partners

The subscription crowdfunding platform Patreon confirmed that they are increasing efforts to review content, due to payment processor pressure.
Samantha Cole

This Researcher Studied How Sex Workers Are Portrayed in Video Games

Bonnie Ruberg examined how sex workers are treated and programmed to behave in games like Grand Theft Auto V and Fallout: New Vegas.
Samantha Cole
killer robots

In 'Westworld,' Sex Worker Robots Now Hold All The Power

The show uses sex work as a proxy for wider themes of consent, trauma, exploitation, and empowerment.
Becky Ferreira
sex work

Largest Sex Worker Conference in the US Is Canceled Amid FOSTA Fears

Organizers of the Desiree Conference say they "cannot put our organization and our attendees at risk."
Courtney Trouble
sex work

'They Think They Have a PhD in Whoreology:' How Lobbying for Sex Worker Rights Helps Educate Us All

Sex worker and activist Phoenix Calida on how talking to politicians about her rights on Capitol Hill was a little scary, but well worth it.
Phoenix Calida
sex work

As a Trafficking Survivor, Lobbying for Sex Worker Rights Gave Me Hope

Queer sex worker and trafficking survivor Laura LeMoon on the power of coming together, even when the odds are against you.
Laura LeMoon
Radio Motherboard

How Sex Workers Are Standing Up for Themselves, and Each Other

We spoke with escort and indie porn creator Liara Roux about the nation’s first sex work lobbying effort, and what it’s like to come out as a sex worker.
Samantha Cole
sex work

What it Was Like to Lobby on Capitol Hill as a Sex Worker

Activist, cam model and queer pornographer Anna Moone writes about her experiences lobbying for sex workers' rights in Washington, DC.
Anna Moone

What Being Labelled a 'Big Beautiful Woman' Means to Porn Performers

Independent performer Jessie Sage writes about the nuanced—and often discriminatory—world of BBW porn.
Jessie Sage