Sex Work

Posted on the Jul 29, 2009 by Betty Dodson
Dear Dr. Dodson, Since 2006, I've worked various hustles (mostly in food and retail) to put myself through art school in Philadelphia. But what I really want to do is sex work! I consider myself...
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Posted on the Jul 22, 2009 by Carlin Ross
This video is from London’s first ever Sex Worker Open University where over two hundred sex workers and allies from the UK and abroad took part in workshops, discussions and actions. It's so...
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Posted on the Jun 08, 2009 by Carlin Ross
I love Sasha Grey, Magnolia Pictures tops my list - a big "thank you" for casting a porn star in a leading role, and any film on sex work that doesn't end in tragedy is a must see:
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Posted on the May 23, 2009 by Carlin Ross
Arianne Cohen has a great piece on The Daily Beast about her experience getting an erotic massage from, and I quote, "kilt man" (I know Lien, kilts are hot). And who does she attribute with...
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Posted on the Apr 29, 2009 by Betty Dodson
Hi Betty and Carlin! I had a question re: the video Virgins, Teabagging & Sexually Repressed Republicans. You mentioned giving contact information about sexual surrogates to a virgin. I am a...
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Posted on the Apr 13, 2009 by Betty Dodson
The NY Times article about SeekingArrangements.com, a website that hooks up Sugar Babies with Sugar Mommies and Sugar Daddies, showed up just after I posted my essay “The Business of Sex.” I knew I...
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Posted on the Apr 09, 2009 by Carlin Ross
I wish we had some video of her Holy Dance :( Anna Nobili is no ordinary nun. The 38-year-old used to be a lap-dancer, and spent many years working in Italian nightclubs. She is now using her...
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Posted on the Mar 17, 2009 by Carlin Ross
This is a very interesting piece on the decriminalization of prostitution in New Zealand by the BBC.  While the rest of Europe including Amsterdam is looking to regulate and criminalize sex work, New...
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Posted on the Feb 27, 2009 by Betty Dodson
Sometimes you just want to pay to have the job done by a pro who knows what he's doing and then he goes away until you call him for the next time.  No hounding, obsessive phone calls, love notes. ...
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Posted on the Dec 15, 2008 by Carlin Ross
Yes, I subscribe to Playboy.  I like to keep track of the industry.  Hugh Hefner blew his chance to liberate both men and women sexually because he couldn't see past his own dick; however, he did...
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Posted on the Nov 09, 2008 by Carlin Ross
Craigslist, the listings site you pretend to search for furniture and jobs while trying to figure out which of the "casual encounters" posts might actually be for real, has struck an agreement with...
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Posted on the Oct 22, 2008 by Betty Dodson
Back in the early 70's Margot St. James created COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) to decriminalize prostitution.  She had a fundraising ball that was the talk of San Francisco and I attended...
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Posted on the Aug 12, 2008 by Betty Dodson
Carlin and I are two feminists who support sex workers rights.  Not only do we want to see prostitution decriminalized, but we also want to change the notion that feminists are sex negative prudes.  ...
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Posted on the Jul 31, 2008 by Carlin Ross
Secret Diary of a Call Girl is my new favorite show. It's so much better than Sex in the City. I was a huge fan of the blog this show is based on which was brilliant so I was a bit hesitant to...
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Posted on the Jul 21, 2008 by Carlin Ross
A grandmother walking to the hospital because she was having an asthma attack was arrested by Brooklyn cops for alleged prostitution. Part of their proof was that she was carrying a condom...guess...
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