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My Year as Athena Bliss, Hand-Job Whore of Echo Park

In mid-September 2011, when the 99 percent occupied Wall Street, I worked as a hand-job whore in a spacious, hip loft we called the Chapel,…

The Boyfriend Experience

I’ll be honest, it wasn’t the smoothest of meetings. My Lyft got lost, which made me late. That wouldn’t have been a huge deal, except…

What It’s Like to Be a ‘John’ in 2019

Sex work is certainly having a moment in popular culture — from pole-dance hobbyists clanking around in eight-inch Lucite heels to Instagram influencers draped in…

An Evening at North America’s First Sex-Doll Brothel

Snow begins to fall over a remote, empty industrial park 30 miles north of Toronto as my Uber drives away. A long, two-story building houses…