Foreign-based organizations that wish to receive U.S. funding allotted for HIV/AIDS relief must take an anti-prostitution stance. Instead of caving to the pressure, certain sex worker-led groups around the world are doing grassroots work by and for themselves. Take a look at some of the fight for sex workers' rights going on right now from South America to Europe to Asia.
An Emmy Award-winning filmmaker teams up with the Red Umbrella Project for this partially crowd-funded documentary about sex worker storytelling. Here's what it's all about (and what you'll get if you contribute to the Kickstarter)! Find out how to support sex workers and sex work activism inside!
Spending time with a provider in public is different from spending time with her in private. Know the rules of engagement before you decide to dine with a professional companion, and you'll avoid any unforeseen embarrassment.
Your much-anticipated appointment with an hookup, Domme, or masseuse isn’t living up to your expectations. Here's how to handle the situation gracefully and avoid a similar snafu in the future.
The nation's highest court has ruled that requiring American HIV-prevention orgs to be anti-sex work in order to receive federal funding violates the First Amendment. Below is a summary of what you need to know and may not have read about this landmark decision.
Going solo in this industry can be stressful. It requires a lot of extra work and provides no guarantee of financial security. But there's also a lot to appreciate about striking out on your own. Here's a run-down of the perks of being an independent woman!
This shiny red toy reminds the reviewer of the merits of forgoing the sensual subtlety of kinky play and focusing on straight-up strict S&M.
Succeeding in this industry takes a multitude of skills, not least among them make-up artistry. Familiarize yourself with the main make-up principles and pick up a few specific hints as well. If you're an hookup or adult provider looking for make-up tips, you've found the right place...
References passed from one provider to another are the closest things to reviews for clients. Wondering when (and if!) you should provide references? Do you know what to expect from an hookup reference, or what to offer? Find out these hookup client reference tips inside.
BDSM has been a fixture of popular culture since the mid-Twentieth Century. Over the years, there have been a number of representations of dominatrices-- or, at the very least, characters who appear suspiciously controlling and conspicuously leather-clad. In this series, Mistress Lori DiLetto fearlessly explores the high-brow, low-brow, and no-brow depictions of whip-wielding ladies and reports back for the benefit of pro-dommes everywhere.
Get a session request from a masochist with mobility issues or a sub with a speech impediment? Read these top five tips on how to do BDSM with PWD (people with disabilities), written by a disabled Domina!
If you've heard of Terri-Jean Bedford, it's probably because of her role as the plaintiff in Bedford vs. Canada, the case challenging the constitutionality of the country's anti-prostitution laws. But she's also the woman formerly known as Madame de Sade, a dominatrix with a career spanning two decades. Here are a few need-to-know facts about the woman with the riding crop of justice!
All pro Dommes, subs, and switches are familiar with role-playing as the teacher, but not many of us have actual students. That should change! Learn why taking on the role of a real teacher can be helpful to your finances, your career, and your community.
Sex work is legal in Australia, but is it considered a skilled profession? The Immigration Department says that it isn’t, while advocacy org Scarlet Alliance argues that it should be.
Now that you know all about role-play, it's finally time to learn how to do it like a pro! If you’ve been speeding through this series of articles, gathering ideas but longing to learn how to implement them, I have some good news: it’s finally time to take the step-by-step approach to acting out in the bedroom (so to speak.)
Clients like you are more common than you may realize-- so common, in fact, that I’ve compiled some tips geared specifically toward disabled subs. Read on to learn how to get what you want out of a session while remaining safe and being respected.
Self-defense doesn't end with screening. Learn how to manage your security even while tied-up! To any Dom clients who are inclined to click through out of curiosity: are you SURE you want to take a peek behind the curtain? Professional submission is a lot like a magic act. Once you figure out how it’s done, the experience might not be as much fun for you. There’s still time to turn back!
The hearing taking place this week could overturn laws restricting sex workers' rights. This Thursday, June 13, Canada’s Supreme Court will hear the case of Bedford v. Canada, brought by applicant Terri-Jean Bedford, a dominatrix, and two other women who have worked in the sex industry.
If you’re considering scheduling a session with a pro sub or switch, it’s imperative to know how to effectively and respectfully negotiate your scene. Read these top four tips for Dom clients from a lady who loves bottoming professionally.
Discover why erotic power play is so popular, from the common-sense and silly reasons to the shockingly serious.
In this third part of Ms. DiLetto's sexy series, she explores who players choose to inhabit and discusses role-playing as archetypes versus alternate personas.
Learn how to protect yourself from predatory or inept clients before you get in the room with them.
Discover the ‘what’ of role-play by learning about the nine major kinds of scenarios adults act out in the bedroom.
Make-believe isn't just for kids! Learn a thing or two about the grown-up version of role-play in part one of this series of posts.
Think a pro switch can't *really* dominate you or properly submit? You couldn't be more wrong! Read on to find out the unique skills a switch brings to session.