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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.

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.

How I Came to Terms With My Secret Sex-Work Past

In the last decade I’ve built a prosperous career, met the man of my dreams, married him and lost him—all the time haunted by my brief stint selling my body for money.

Stripping on the Side

A nonprofit intern counts down the hours until she can shed her office attire in a Times Square gentlemen’s club.