Moonlight Bunny Ranch

(Photo by Pierre Galin via Flickr)

Yes, I saw the coverage earlier this month on pregnant Nevada brothel worker Summer Sebastian blogging about enjoying a few months at work at the Bunny Ranch while her (former) millionaire partner watches their beautiful twins at home.

No, I didn’t get the promised message of empowerment and normalization or a real heart-to-heart on what it’s like to be a mother and a sex worker.

This woman lives in a fantasy world where she’s the personal star of her own little reality show. She has safeguards, privileges, incentives, and motivations that even the most successful of us more marginalized sex workers lack.

I’m not going to applaud her for working full-service during her pregnancy and sharing it with the world, because she isn’t sharing it for me.

We don’t even need to talk about any risks posed to her baby because, let’s be real, she has the security of open access to medical care, stable housing and food, security personnel protecting her at her legal brothel, virtually no risk of being blackmailed or arrested, andmost invaluable to every pregnant personshe has a solid system of support in other workers. Sex work is lonely and isolating by nature and having a tribe physically present is a vital resource that we should all have access to.

This woman has access to literally anything in the world that a pregnant hooker could ever need.  

Including a platform. [READ MORE]


Porn star Lisa Ann hanging out with a giant Fleshlight at SXSW this week

The Ms. Magazine blog gave us a shout out in a post this week about sex work organizations. Thank, Ms!

Rick Santorum’s new pet social issue: the “pandemic” of pornography. He has stated, if elected, that he’ll work toward a ban on hard-core pornography (in addition to abortion, same-sex marriage, and the “absolute” separation of church and state). He says, “[Porn] contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking,” in addition to “profound brain damage in children and adults.”

Dita Von Teese debuted her new line of lingerie at the Melbourne L’Oreal Fashion Show in Australia last weekend.

Breaking news: Prostitutes use the internet. (Seriously, how many more times will someone unveil this “new” phenomenon?)

A computer hacking group targeted porn site Digital Playground this week and stole the login and credit card info from 72,000 of the site’s users. The hackers have stated that they won’t publish the subscribers’ personal info, because they “do this for the love of the game, not for profit.”

A study has shown that female sex workers in developing countries are 14 times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general female population. [READ MORE]

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