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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 07.29.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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?

I Came Out, Now How Do I Get In? The Dilemma of Being a Queer Crip

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

My biggest fear at the time (two weeks prior to my 16th birthday) was not my family's reaction to admitting that I was gay, but rather the thought that I was both disabled and queer, and how hard this particular intersection would be to accept.

Exiting the Porn Star Pity Party

Chris 'Go-Go' Harder | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris 'Go-Go' Harder

Please, please stop! Save your words of wisdom and balloons and banners for some other porn star's pity party! All of this confetti and icing and brain washing Kool-Aid is being wasted on me! Plus, I don't eat frosting.

A Porn Empowerment Model: SAG or Street

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 06.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

What action can the porn industry take to empower porn stars suffering (men or women, both during and after their careers) from the negative stereotypes associated with sex work?

Stunning Photos Tell The Story Of An Intersex Sex Worker (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts

This is Claudette. Claudette is a husband, a grandfather and an award-winning cyclist. She's also an intersex sex worker. "I’d rather sell my ass th...

State Senator: Sex Is 'Recreation' And Birth Control Is Cheap, So I Shouldn't Have To Pay

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Alaska Republican state Sen. Fred Dyson said sex without the goal of procreation is "recreation," so taxpayers shouldn't have to front the costs of fr...

Remembering Sex Workers Who Were Murdered In 2013 And Fighting To Make Sex Work Safe

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

On Dec. 17, individuals around the world came together to remember and honor the lives of those in the sex work industry who have lost their lives to ...

WATCH: Interested In Being A Sex Worker? There's A Class For That

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Vocativ, an organization that pairs proprietary technology with journalism to tell compelling stories, recently released an interesting look inside an...

WATCH: The Stigma Of Working As A Male Escort

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Comedian Eric Barry stopped by HuffPost Live today to discuss his past work as a male escort and the stigma people who have engaged in sex work experi...

Dear God, I Need a Job: The Struggle to Find Employment After Sex Work

Eric Barry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Barry

I decided to lose the pseudonym and come out publicly about being a straight male who was a gay escort. I wanted to show the world that sex workers can be educated, intelligent, well-adjusted people. People who went to Berkeley. People who worked at Google.

Why Some Straight Men Are Romantically or Sexually Attracted to Other Men

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Many men who have sex with men aren't gay or even bisexual. Although their mental and emotional state resembles that of the initial stages of coming out, gay and bisexual men go on to develop a gay or a bisexual identity, whereas these men don't.

The Red Light District

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

When I went to Thailand to visit my best friend Leah, it was very important to me that we stop in Bangkok to see the Red Light District. Like many naïve young women, I found the sex industry wildly compelling. At 22 sex was rewarding and certain, while the rest of my life felt absurd.

Office Sex More Common Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

Employees are getting busy at their place of business. A Business Insider survey of about 2,500 respondents indicated that 54 percent have had sex wit...

WATCH: Monica Beverly Hillz Opens Up About Life Before 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Randall Jenson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Randall Jenson

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Prostitute Shares Her Side Of The Story, And It's Not Pretty

The Bakersfield Californian | Rachel Cook | Posted 04.20.2013 | Los Angeles

Nancy became a prostitute at age 17. "I started selling drugs at first and then I went and did a double date with a girl. I made $300 in like 15 minu...

Policing Gender, Arresting Sex

Darby Hickey | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Darby Hickey

A new investigative piece in The Chicago Reporter illustrates what community groups and academics have long observed, that anti-prostitution laws cause tremendous harm to people engaged in the sex trade, especially those who are LGBT.

The Kennebunk 'Client List' and What This Is Doing to Women in My Community

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 12.22.2012 | Crime
Patricia Leavy, PhD

How is it that the question of whether or not to release the names of 150-plus johns has morphed into a subtle but clear attack on women?