'I’m Hoping It Won’t Decimate My Income': Tumblr's Porn Ban Is Yet Another Setback for Sex Workers

Over the last few days, 26-year-old Lily Fox has been manually going through her Tumblr blog and backing up, then deleting, every single nude photo that she’s posted over the last five years. For the time being, she’s left up some tame shots of herself in lingerie—the kind of images you might see in a Victoria’s…

Hugh Hefner's Copy of Marilyn Monroe's Playboy Is Up For Auction for Creeps Into 'Desperation' Nudes

The auction site Julien’s is selling off Hugh Hefner’s personal copy of the first-ever issue of Playboy featuring a nude Marilyn Monroe, and it’s expected to sell for anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000. Apparently, people have forgotten that Monroe never consented to having the photos published in the magazine—or they…

Trolls Impotently Warn They're Reporting Sex Workers to the IRS—and Sex Workers Mostly Ignore Them

On Friday, some dude with a name I won’t repeat here because he doesn’t deserve the attention took to Facebook to urge his followers to report to the Internal Revenue Service sex workers who charge for premium Snapchat access. “Need to get rid of them, or they need to pay taxes if it’s real work,” he wrote. That post,…

'You Can't Have This Conversation Without Having a Conversation About Economics': A Chat With a Pregnant Sex Worker

Over the summer, Maxine Holloway shared a photograph of her growing baby bump on Instagram, excitedly announcing in a caption, “I’m pregnant!” The accompanying image showed her reclining in a floral swimsuit with the near-universal hand-on-belly pose. But then the caption diverged from the usual cliches of a social…

'The Fallout to My Career Was Devastating': Speaking Out Amid the Porn Industry's #MeToo

Nearly three years ago, Ashley Fires was at home in New Hampshire making breakfast on a Sunday morning. While waiting with a spatula in hand to flip a pancake, she decided to quickly check Twitter on her phone. That’s when she saw a tweet accusing porn star James Deen of rape. “I just felt this compelling urge to say…

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