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8 Things To Know About Amnesty's Draft Proposal On Sex Work

Katherine Koster | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Katherine Koster

Confused about the Amnesty International draft proposal? Here are some of the major points, broken down. The safety and human rights of sex workers, not the interest of clients and third parties, drive the call to end indirect criminalization of sex work.

Refusing Bad Touch in Africa

Misbah Noorani | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Misbah Noorani

It is evident that this girl, like so many other girls at Waa, sees the value of education. I first understood this while conducting an Agree-Disagree debate activity with a group of girls, age 13, at Waa.

Why Couples Should Consider Booking Pros for Threesomes

Kitty Stryker | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Kitty Stryker

If you're looking to experiment with extracurricular sexytimes, booking a male escort may be one way to increase the odds of success and comfort. If you think it might be for you, learn how to be a great client, tip generously, and communicate well!

Here Are Some Of The 'Obnoxious' Questions That Sex Workers Are Tired Of Hearing

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices

In Love Not Given Lightly, author Tina Horn chronicles the lives of those she encountered throughout her own experience within sexual counter cultures...

Jon Pressick on Best Sex Writing of 2015: Consent, BDSM, Porn, Race, Sex Work & Being Canadian

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I met Jon Pressick a few years ago when I wrote a book about sex. That's what happens when you write a book about sex. You get to meet Jon Pressick. He has talked about sex to some of the coolest sex people in America, and lived to tell the tales.

My Struggle To Survive As A Homeless Youth

Kristopher Sharp | Posted 06.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Kristopher Sharp

My life is proof that we can change the future of thousands of youth forced into homelessness by simply valuing their lives, making investments into their futures, and recognizing that they are worth more than a few bucks and some leftover lunch. I am worth something -- and so is every other homeless youth.

Sex Work Can Be Empowering, But The Sex Industry Isn't

Nica Noelle | Posted 05.15.2015 | Women
Nica Noelle

A woman cannot gain power through sex work any more than she can set herself free by being an accountant. If she's not cut out for the job, or if she's doing it for the wrong reasons, it will never, ever empower her.

In Counting the Homeless This Week, Let's Count Youth Who Exchange Sex for Shelter

Ariel Zwang | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Youth who are homeless will hang out in places where they've never been counted before and where you'd never recognize them. But those youth who are couch surfing, or worse, trading sex for a safe place to sleep (survival sex), will be left out.

Smarter U.S. Prostitution Laws Would Help AIDS Fight

Noël Busch-Armendariz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Noël Busch-Armendariz

Health care providers, human rights advocates, social workers and politicians should join forces with sex worker rights groups to create legislation and a movement to repeal laws that criminalize people engaged in sex work.

Άλλες Βίντεο Πέντε

Amory Blaine | Posted 11.17.2014 | Training

Parinda Wanitwat ήταν ανησυχούν για τα οικονομικά, όταν αποφοίτησε από το κολέγιο αυτό το ...

Meet Bonnie, A Loving Mother And A Sex Worker (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts

Warning: The following post contains nudity and is not suitable for work. This is Bonnie Cleo Andersen. She's the mother of Michella, who is 16 ye...

Is Sex Work Empowering Or Enslaving?

Ravishly | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Women working in the sex work industry -- be it pornography, stripping or prostitution -- sit in the cross-hairs of an enduring controversy, surfacing questions surrounding everything from sexuality and health to economics and morality. Is female sex work empowering, enslaving... or a lot more complicated than either?

An Insider's Look At The Queer Sex Worker Industry

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Why do individuals make the decision to engage in sex work? There are a million answers to this question, and we don't see authentic portrayals of ...

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Amory Blaine | Posted 10.03.2014 | Training

Parinda Wanitwat was concerned about finances when she graduated from college this summer. After reading a Vanity Fair article about “sugar babies...

Carly Schwartz

California Quietly Adopts Landmark Condom Law To Protect Sex Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Last week, without fanfare or media attention, California became the first state in the nation to adopt a law aiming to protect sex workers from being...

Carly Schwartz

California Quietly Adopts Landmark Condom Law To Protect Sex Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Last week, without fanfare or media attention, California became the first state in the nation to adopt a law aiming to protect sex workers from being...

Nina Bahadur

When ‘Sugar Babies' Tell Their Stories -- On Their Own Terms

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women

Parinda Wanitwat was concerned about finances when she graduated from college this summer. After reading a Vanity Fair article about “sugar babies...

A Look At The Male Sex Worker Throughout History

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices

A compelling new book this week that examines the practice of sex work by men from both a modern day and a historical perspective hit the shelves. ...

Can Sex Work Make More Sense Than Working At Walmart? Hell, Yes

Lara Michelle | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Lara Michelle

I understand that there are women who are indeed coerced into sex work, who are abused by pimps, mistreated by johns, raped and bullied by men on the streets. But that simply was not my story. I made a conscious decision to enter the sex industry. When I wanted to quit, I did. So yes, for me, a job in the sex industry certainly made more sense than a job at Walmart.

Sex Website Seizure Spurs City's Bid To Decriminalize Prostitution

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

By Mary Papenfuss SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 (Reuters) - The head of San Francisco's Erotic Service Providers Union has been a sex worker ...

Madison Young on Beautiful Porn, Revealing All, Fearing Nothing & Her New Memoir Daddy

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I first met Madison Young when we performed together on the same bill at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco. I was immediately struck by the wonderful mass of contradictions. Smart but humble. Cute but fierce. Physical but articulate. Frankly, everything you'd want in a porn star.

The Center for Sexual Justice: How the Criminalization of the Queer Community Affects Us All

Andrew Extein, MSW | Posted 08.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Extein, MSW

We want to organize a community of support for queer registrants, families, friends and allies in order to lessen the trauma of life on the registry, decrease isolation and better the lives of everyone affected.

Striking Photos Of Mexico City's Retired Sex Workers

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts

By David Rosenberg It’s an unusual question that isn’t often asked: What happens to sex workers once they retire? Photographer Bénédicte Desr...

Losing Virginity on a Technicality

Kate Monro | Posted 07.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Kate Monro

For those of us lucky enough to exercise control over our own bodies, we are also free to label our so-called 'loss,' despite the archaic definitions you will still find in dictionaries.

Paying For It: Is PayPal Hurting Sex Workers?

Kitty Stryker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Kitty Stryker

What do you do when your brand is adult-based and all your best connections, writing and media appearances relate not to SEO, but SEX?