It’s December 17th, which means it’s International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. What you don't know about #sexwork is killing #sexworkers. #Stigmakills #dec17 #december17 #AreWeNotWoman #rightsnotrescue pic.twitter.com/TGYq4F0RS4 — PACE Society (@PaceSociety) December 17, 2016 I only have about 18 minutes to finish this blog (and then it’ll be December 18th, which is nothing […]
Happy Halloween!! As you may know, Halloween is kind of a big deal here in New Orleans. Costuming and general mayhem–tomfoolery, hijinx, shenanigans, and especially debauchery–isn’t just encouraged; it’s almost required, to nearly the same extent as Mardi Gras. I guess you could say it’s on par with New Year’s Eve (also a Big Deal […]
As a sex worker and an activist, I often run into prohibitionists who are absolutely married to the idea that no woman would ever choose to engage in full service sex work, and that any woman who does engage in it is being exploited by a man–be it her “pimp” or her “john” (yes, they use those words, even though those words aren’t really in widespread use among sex workers themselves). They see work as inherently exploitative to women, and they see women as victims in need of rescue. I refuse to call these people feminists–anyone who insists on infantilizing women and denying them agency is not a feminist. Anyone who refuses to help women by working to secure labor rights for all workers is not a feminist. Anyone who advocates police brutality against and confinement of poverty-stricken women so that they can be “reeducated” and “rehabilitated” into sweatshop workers is. not. a. fucking. feminist.
Did y’all know that March 3rd is International Sex Workers’ Rights Day?! In case you don’t know what the term “sex worker” means, here’s a non-exhaustive list from SWOP-NOLA, the New Orleans chapter of Sex Workers’ Outreach Project: “Escorts, Professional Companions, Service Providers, Strippers, Exotic Dancers, FBSM / Erotic and Sensual Massage Practitioners, Pro-Dommes, Fetish […]
Continued from the previous post, in which a client asked for advice on a few topics. I’ve chosen to break them up into separate entries. In this one, I’ll address a question regarding a client’s number of “Okays” (stamps of approval by escorts he’s met with) on the screening website Preferrred411 (commonly referred to as “P411”).
My latest question from a client/reader is on the topic of sampling a variety of escorts vs. repeatedly enjoying a “regular” (a client’s “regular” provider). Read on for the question in his own words, below: (Y’all, I think I’m doing an advice column now. I kinda love the idea…) Hi Annie, I respect you as […]
B – Bodacious (tatas)
C – Captivating
D – Deluxe
DD – Double Deluxe
E – Exceptional
F – Fffffffffffffffffffffff…those are impressive
G – Gifted
H – Hallelujah
I finally said something about the rampant transpohobia on ECCIE (<—click that for the full thread): So. The topic is TS providers. One thing that really, really bothers me about this board is how transgender-phobic so many of the guys seem to be. Now, don’t tell anyone this**, but I love sex. LOVE IT. I […]
Because I’m so freaking tired of hearing ignorant, misogynistic jokes about women who enjoy sex regularly, and/or mothers (who have had vaginal births) having “worn out” or “loose” vaginas, allow me to present, for your reading pleasure:
A while back I met with a gentleman, and one of the topics that came up in conversation was New Orleans’s “sordid” history–namely, the period from 1897-1917 when the city set up Storyville, a red light district where prostitution was legal.
I love this hilarious video about the dopey and insensitive things people say to sex workers. It’s funny because it’s true!