There are so many misconceptions.
Sex work is work.
Five people who had been doing in-person sex work before the pandemic talk about how they are managing — mentally and financially — in a new reality.
"Everybody takes to the streets, and they rally, they protest. But where was that same energy when that lady was alive?"
A Campaign To Put Sex Work Decriminalization On The Ballot In DC Is Being Scrapped After Pushback From Local Activists
Activists had asked the group Decriminalize Sex Work to kill the ballot initiative due to allegations of sexual misconduct against the group's political director and "fundamental ideological differences.”
An OnlyFans spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that no breach occurred, but sex workers are outraged.
A small but growing number of men doing sex work are catering to women clients by taking consent and gender equality seriously — and offering emotional labor as part of the deal.
Elizabeth Warren Voted For A Sex Trafficking Crackdown. Now She’s Worried About “Unintended Consequences.”
Legislation filed by Democrats on Tuesday would study the safety and health of sex workers, particularly in light of a 2018 anti-trafficking bill that they worry had unintended ramifications.
"Imagine the smell of sweaty ballsack, but times 100."
It's unclear how many men have reported sex workers' social media accounts to the IRS, but the harassment campaign has gone viral.
“They say they’re more free here than over there. They say that just by looking at a woman, you can get sued."
Soliciting is banned on the app, but sex workers say that even when they make clear they are only using Tinder for dating, their profiles get taken down.
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These Are The Forgotten Sex Workers Of The First World War Who Played An Important Role In Soldiers' Lives
In World War I, a "significant minority" of soldiers were having sex while stationed on the front line — but the presence of wartime sex workers who helped rally the troops has been mostly forgotten.
What began as a federal anti-trafficking effort is targeting sex workers at the state and local levels. For more on this story, watch the new BuzzFeed News series Follow This on Netflix.
The MPs said they understood the sex workers' views, but that their priority is to protect the most vulnerable.
In an unusual lobbying effort, sex workers converged in Washington to tell legislators why the law known as FOSTA was a bad idea.
Politicians and moral crusaders insist we need sweeping new laws to combat a so-called sex trafficking crisis. But their claims are easily disproven by the facts.
Fearing a crackdown on sex work, more than 28,000 people have signed up for an alternative social platform for sex workers called Switter.
Marginalized groups often act as "patient zero" for regressive new laws, and a new bill that cuts away broad protections for online speech is no different.
This week, Congress passed the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act, which critics say puts sex workers in harm’s way and could even threaten freedom of speech online.
Sex Workers Who Go To The Police After Being Robbed Or Assaulted Are Finding Themselves Under Investigation
Sex workers and entertainers claim that police are more interested in criminalising them than investigating crimes committed against them, and also have reported vastly different approaches in policing up and down the country.
Opinion: Their work demands the constant creation and affirmation of sexual limits in a professional setting — something most people clearly struggle with.
In my work as an escort, I’ve seen that the stigma and inequality underlying the industry’s “whore-archy” make for a system rigged against those with the least privilege.
"My daughter should never have to suffer this."
Last summer, Neal Falls tried to murder Heather Saul — and police suspect she wasn’t the first escort he targeted. After killing him in self-defense, she was hailed as a vigilante hero, flooded with support, and turned into a symbol of the perils of sex work, but she wasn't ready for any of it.
But this was not my only option
"Kranti has given these girls the opportunity to be self-sufficient."
A federal judge said the Cook County Sheriff violated the First Amendment by urging credit card networks to cut of the adult classifieds site.
More trans women were killed in the United States in the past 12 months than any year on record — and nowhere do the violence and homicides appear as concentrated as the Palmer Park area in Detroit. BuzzFeed News went to ask trans women who live there what they think is happening.
Three women filmed for the A&E reality show 8 Minutes filed a lawsuit against the network and the production company on Friday, alleging the show failed to fulfill promises it made to them.
BuzzFeed News spoke to student sex workers about how they are treated and the lack of support they feel they receive at university.
National Ugly Mugs helps sex workers share descriptions of rogue customers with each other and the police but it's struggling to raise money from police forces that are sometimes reluctant to supports its cause.
The Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, asked Visa and MasterCard to cut ties with the site, alleging its service contributes to "increasing the enslavement of prostituted individuals, including children."
People who met with the production team behind the sex worker intervention show before filming began say they may have expected trafficking victims, as opposed to the independent sex workers they found.
Hot Girls Wanted, which hits Netflix on May 29, will make you think about the actual human beings you're jerking off to.
A source at A&E said 17 women were helped by the show. BuzzFeed News investigated the resources provided.
D’Lita Miller, an on-camera advocate for the series, disavowed some of the show's tactics in an interview with BuzzFeed News. A&E has commented.
In a pilot for 8 Minutes that was never broadcast, a person who worked in production saw "exploitative" and "downright irresponsible" behavior, he told BuzzFeed News.
On Tuesday morning, the webpage for A&E's 8 Minutes — and all the episodes — were gone after allegations reported by BuzzFeed News that the show lied to sex workers. UPDATE: After being contacted by BuzzFeed News, the show's page — but not the episodes — was again live. A&E still has not commented.
Residents of the red-light district, called the Dolly, protested the move to close the complex in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Thousands of others rallied in support of shutting down the brothels.
Canada's highest court struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws stating that they violated the safety of sex workers.