Here, we take a look at how stock photos (i.e. their creators) apparently see sex workers. But here is also where I stop being so serious and just make fun of how absurd these are. Okay? Okay.
Allow me to illustrate how all prostitutes are apparently flamingos… More
i. Even if it is legal where you are located, [do not] create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution. More
During my almost five-year career as a sex worker, I have experienced work-related fear exactly twice. The first time was at the very beginning of my adventures in the sex industry, when Grant, the gentleman I got my revenge on last week, outed me to my mother.
The second time was two weeks ago when I got arrested. More
Longtime readers will remember “Grant,” the client who outed me to my mother at the very start of my career. Grant was a creep, plain and simple, and his borderline stalker behavior was one of the two most terrifying moments of my career.
What I didn’t know at the time is that Grant is what’s known in the industry as a hobbyist. More
I’ve been a sex worker in a community structure three times, all of which have been different, and I prefer working in a group to working independently for a number of reasons. The main reasons is, of course, that by working in an environment with other women who not only know exactly what you do, but do it themselves, you have a built-in support network. More
Before you guess how much strippers make, I want you to ask yourself if you are ready to feel bad about absolutely all of your life choices. I mean, every single one of them. You’re ready? That’s great. This is a picture of her take-home pay that a stripper posted on Reddit: More
I believe a lot of what helped me deal with not only the rape itself, but also the abuse, was my background in sex work. More
Today, on Sick Sad World – women are now prostituting themselves for McDonald’s meals. Specifically, McNuggets. This is a real thing that I am not making up. More
In retrospect I ought to have noticed that something was amiss just off the fact that we had only been together for about seven months–Stanley had already made me cry more times than all of my exes combined. However, as I’ve said before, my brain was missing. “If it doesn’t hurt,” I told myself, “it isn’t really love.” More
Extricating oneself from an abusive relationship is never easy. More
Louis Vuitton and Love Magazine are in trouble with various anti-sex-work organizations and politicians for a new “fashion film” in which models like Cara Delevingne and Georgia May Jagger play (badly) at being prostitutes. Quelle surprise! More
I sometimes feel there is a pattern with Shelved Dolls. I begin with a saint, then write about a serial killer and then a sinner – and start the rotation again. Marion Davies was going to be our sinner but, according to Tennessee Williams and good people everywhere she “made up for the rest of Hollywood” so I decided we needed a really spicy courtesan this week.
A regular champagne bubble about town, if you will. More
A lot of people have asked me why, if I love my career so much, I keep leaving it and then returning. The assumption is that if I love sex work so much, I’d never need a break, but that’s simply not true. More
I guess Black Swan and The Red Shoes do give you the strong sense that being a ballerina is a prospect filled with sex and unhappiness and probably death, but at least it all seemed very glamorous. Anastasia Volochkova, a former prima ballerina from the Russian Ballet tells a much more sordid story about sexual harassment in the ballet. NBC reports that: More