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1 month ago
SF LGBT

The long, fascinating and controversial history of the Drag Race term 'trade'

The term 'trade' in Drag Race lexicon refers to an attractive queen considered the best of the season. [ more ]
sfist.com
1 month ago
Mission District

SFPD Conducts Another Prostitution Sting In the Mission, Busting Johns and Sex Workers

The San Francisco police conducted a sting operation to discourage sex work in the Mission District, resulting in 30 arrests. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Anora review stellar turn from Mikey Madison in sex work non-love story

A tragicomedy of romance, denial, and betrayal in the world of sex work, challenging the idealized portrayal in Pretty Woman. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Grindr is reportedly introducing an 'AI boyfriend' to sext users

Grindr is launching an 'AI boyfriend' bot for sexting and relationship simulation.
The app aims to shift from hookup culture to features supporting long-term dating and networking. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Los Angeles

LAPD searching for leads in suspected sex worker slayings, including that of trans woman

LAPD detectives searching for leads in fatal shootings of sex workers.
Surveillance video shows sedan dumping body on South L.A. street. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
3 months ago
London

Police officer sacked for soliciting sex worker while on training course in London

PC Adam Abdur-Rehman sacked for inappropriate behavior
Chief Constable emphasizes importance of upholding professional standards [ more ]
#legalization
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
4 months ago
Relationships

Most Brits think that sex work should be legal, but is it 'real work'?

Brits are divided on whether sex work is considered 'real work' despite supporting its legalization.
Most Brits support the legality of paying for sex, with a majority also believing that sex work should not be stigmatized. [ more ]
Sex and Psychology
2 years ago
Relationships

The Price of Sex in Amsterdam - Sex and Psychology

In the legal sex work industry in Amsterdam, the standard rate for 15-20 minutes of basic sex is 50 Euro.
Additional services or longer durations can be negotiated for an extra cost. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
4 months ago
Relationships

Most Brits think that sex work should be legal, but is it 'real work'?

Brits are divided on whether sex work is considered 'real work' despite supporting its legalization.
Most Brits support the legality of paying for sex, with a majority also believing that sex work should not be stigmatized. [ more ]
Sex and Psychology
2 years ago
Relationships

The Price of Sex in Amsterdam - Sex and Psychology

In the legal sex work industry in Amsterdam, the standard rate for 15-20 minutes of basic sex is 50 Euro.
Additional services or longer durations can be negotiated for an extra cost. [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
Women

Women hold harsher views towards sex workers, polling finds

Women are more likely than men to think sex work should be stigmatized.
Majority of Britons would not be friends with someone in pornography or sex work. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
New York City

Police probe whether Queens mom found beaten, strangled next to bloody iron in SoHo hotel was sex worker: sources

The police are investigating whether the victim may have been a sex worker
The police have gathered evidence that they think could lead them to the killer [ more ]
Advocate.com
5 months ago
LGBT

Cecilia Gentili, trans activist, actress, and author, has died at 52

Cecelia Gentili was a transgender activist, actress, and author.
She was an advocate for the rights of trans people, immigrants, and sex workers. [ more ]
emptywheel
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

What Joseph Ziegler Didn't Find When He Looked for Hunter Biden's Sex Workers - emptywheel

IRS agent proud of finding sex worker linked to Hunter Biden
Agent admits to calling Hunter Biden's ex-partner a prostitute [ more ]
Sex and Psychology
2 years ago
Relationships

Sex Work and Mental Health In Cultures Where Prostitution Is Legal - Sex and Psychology

Sex workers in countries where prostitution is illegal tend to experience higher rates of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Working conditions play a significant role in the mental health outcomes of sex workers, with those in private studios experiencing better outcomes compared to those working on the streets. [ more ]
Electronic Frontier Foundation
6 months ago
Digital life

Speaking Freely: Dr. Carolina Are

Dr. Carolina Are discusses the impact of platform censorship on sex workers and activist communities.
She emphasizes the need for systemic change in content moderation and highlights hope in younger generations. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Career

Was My Boyfriend Financially Controlling? Was My Girlfriend?

The author reflects on their experience of financial insecurity in their mid-20s and the uneasiness of being financially dependent on a partner.
They grapple with the fear of being seen as a failure and the desire for financial independence as a form of freedom. [ more ]
#sex work
BuzzFeed
7 months ago
Parenting

People Revealed What It's Like Having Sex Workers As Parents, And Their Stories Are Eye-Opening

Children of sex workers share their experiences of finding out about their parents' profession.
Stories range from intense to tame, providing different perspectives. [ more ]
www.dw.com
7 months ago
Germany news

German chancellor says sex work is unacceptable DW 11/15/2023

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz calls for further legal restrictions on sex work in Germany
Scholz believes the sale of sex is not acceptable and should not be normalized [ more ]
BuzzFeed
7 months ago
Parenting

People Revealed What It's Like Having Sex Workers As Parents, And Their Stories Are Eye-Opening

Children of sex workers share their experiences of finding out about their parents' profession.
Stories range from intense to tame, providing different perspectives. [ more ]
www.dw.com
7 months ago
Germany news

German chancellor says sex work is unacceptable DW 11/15/2023

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz calls for further legal restrictions on sex work in Germany
Scholz believes the sale of sex is not acceptable and should not be normalized [ more ]
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BuzzFeed
1 month ago
Writing

Sex Workers Revealed Their Juiciest Secrets While On The Job, And They're Not What You'd Expect

Sex workers share eye-opening experiences that challenge perceptions of the profession. [ more ]
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