It’s not a coincidence that a rather large percentage of female artists today are current or former sex workers. Here, art perv Maidenfed documents her search for the human lottery ticket known as the “sugar daddy.” Main image of Maidenfed by Ian Reid.
In TV and film, sex workers are almost always portrayed as victims, with no control over their lives, their work, or their future. Hulu’s new period drama Harlots finally breaks the trend. Here’s why you should watch it. By Michel Ghanem.
The Tell is a live storytelling and music event that happens once a month in New York. I recently had the pleasure of relaying a personal story at The Tell about the time I tried to orchestrate a threesome, which ended up being far more complicated than group sex ever should be. Listen here :) – Karley Sciortino
Is burlesque more “artistic” than stripping? Is one more body positive than the other? Aria Delanoche breaks down the difference between the two communities, and what she loves about both. By Sophia Larigakis.
The 4th (and final!) episode of the Slutever VICE documentary series is out today :) This one investigates a new trend of single women in Japan who are paying for rent-a-boyfriends by the hour. Jealous! I went to Tokyo to have the boyfriend experience.
Episode 2 of the Slutever show is out, in which I travel to Vancouver to meet a group of bad-ass sex workers who cater specifically to disabled clients. And I also hang with Spencer, a radio show host with cerebral palsy, who opens up about how sex surrogacy changed his life.
These 5 sexy books changed my life, and being a narcissist, I assume they will change yours, too. Read on if you’re interested in: being a slut in the 90s, consensual adultery, sucking at feminism, being a literal whore, or all of the above. By Karley Sciortino.
Over the past century, countless films have featured the character of the “hooker with a heart of gold.” How come? Kristen Cochrane looks back at film history—specifically at Pretty Woman—to show why this theme is actually degrading to sex workers.
Talking with photographer Ivar Wigan about his extensive portraiture inside strip clubs, and of hip hop and street culture in the American South. By Karley Sciortino
Talking with queer sex worker and activist, Tilly Lawless, about her experiences as an independent sex worker, the “whorearchy,” and why it’s super annoying when “feminist” Hollywood actresses are anti-sex work. By Karley Sciortino <3 Main image by Chloe Nour :)