I am lucky, but luck changes. This is why I believe in fighting for our rights.
As a dominatrix, men come to me to explore a sexuality that is socially forbidden. While patriarchy endures, they will never be free to express who they are, or treat women as they should be treated.
In the lead-up to the general election, we have the chance to move the debate forwards, towards the full decriminalisation of sex work.
Experts predicted that the law would result in fewer than 30 cases a year. Instead, there have been thousands of convictions. The Act is not fit for purpose.
A man in Essex has found an unusual way of raising money for charity, while at the same time encouraging more open attitudes about kink.
Facebook has backed down on making users go by their “real” names. It needs to realise that outness is a spectrum, and realness is best defined by the people who assume a name, not by a corporate policy.
It has taken years of patient self reflection to realise that my obsessive reading of the news was eroding my well being.
Even in the age of Fifty Shades of Grey, kink is still a taboo. Margaret Corvid examines what can happen when private lives are made public.
The default assumption when it comes to sex workers on Facebook is that their lives are an open book.
I was too stunned to be scared, but I remember the sense of conviction; surely, it was a poltergeist. Why had a supernatural being decided to show itself to me, a Marxist, who does not believe in ghosts?
With the freedom to work, organise and fight, sex workers will end coercion in the trade.
Under the Nordic Model – which criminalises the clients of sex workers – the role of the dominatrix, which is as classically British as that of a steam train conductor, will be greatly changed and diminished.
Cosplayers – particularly women – report being insulted, groped or harassed at conventions. How did this happen in a community that prides itself on friendliness and cooperation?