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First-person accounts from the world's oldest profession.

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This Dominatrix Will Whip Your Relationship Into Shape

Lia Holmgren is using everything she’s learned in the world of BDSM to dominate in a new career: as a couples counselor.

Secret Life of a Stripper Who’s Also a Social Worker

Honestly, the two jobs aren't that different.

Secret Life of a Mormon Porn Star

I thought I could make my double life work, until meeting a fellow Mormon on set forced me to confront my own contradictions.

The “Gay for Pay” Porn Star Who Hatched a Million-Dollar Blackmail Scheme

Teo Brank found a lucrative side hustle arranging escorts for sex parties. But when his business soured, he turned to extortion.

Secret Life of an Autistic Stripper

I've always had trouble reading social cues, but in the strip club, where rules and roles are crystal clear, I finally learned to connect.

How Stripping Made My Family Stronger

Some people think that sex work and a happy home life can't possibly go together. They're wrong.

The Passion of a Male Pole Dancing Champion

Now that this unconventional sport has gone mainstream, these acrobatic young men are ready for the spotlight, too.

I’m a Sex Worker and I Was Raped on the Job

It happens a lot more than you think.

I Thought Sex Work Would Be Empowering and Feminist. I Was Dead Wrong.

My modern version of prostitution was fun, easy and body-positive—until it wasn’t.