sex work

Culture

does this netflix show remove the stigma around bdsm and kink?

New TV show 'Bonding' earnestly, if not unproblematically, attempts to debunk some of the myths attached to this variety of sex work.
Megan Wallace
4.29.19
Culture

is cinema finally demystifying queer sex work?

After decades of misrepresentation, movies like 'Sauvage' are finally getting to grips with the nuances of an occupation dismissed as seedy and exploitative.
Douglas Greenwood
2.27.19
Opinion

netflix’s ‘cam’ is creepy as hell and makes sharp commentary about sex work

Where depictions of pornography on screen have often make it look seedy, grim or goofy, 'Cam' makes sex work look more or less exactly like the thing it is — a job.
Philippa Snow
12.7.18
Culture

without nsfw content there is no tumblr

The community that will be most hurt by the site’s rules are sex workers, who are increasingly being pushed out of platforms like PayPal and Instagram.
Marianne Eloise
12.7.18
Arts

myths and legends: sex workers unpick history, activism and identity in this new photo series

'The idea that independent escorting consists only of lavish gifts, fancy dinners, international travel and rich business men, isn't true. That's only one small facet.'
i-D Staff
3.2.17
Arts

san francisco's sex workers fight for justice with art

How will Trump's immigration policies affect sex workers in the sanctuary city?
Alyssa Pereira
3.1.17
feminism

​what a conservative mp’s ‘sex scandal’ tells us about whorephobia and misogyny

Feminist Current’s Meghan Murphy examines the language behind the ‘scandal’ of Conservative MP John Wittingdale’s short relationship with a dominatrix…
Meghan Murphy
4.27.16
News

amber rose speaks out about the sexist double standards of sex work

Why is Amber Rose trailed by the spectre of sex work while Channing Tatum isn't? Rose herself has some ideas.
Emily Manning
3.14.16
Sex

wanna cyber? a look at sex online in 2016

Sex in the digital world has come a long way from talking dirty in chat rooms. i-D asks how it improves, and hinders our IRL experience.
Paul Gregoire
1.18.16
Art

queenie bon bon’s sex work community theatre

“I picture myself dressed in a latex twinset with a headset on, sitting in an office, talking someone through the takedown of the cult of masculinity and the take-up of goddess worship.”
Audrey Schmick
12.4.15
Film

girls on film: sex work and the silver screen

To what extent has Hollywood’s depiction of sex-workers shaped the way we view the profession?
Billie Brand
9.7.15