Press Appearances

“From our new sex advice column to Scott Wagner’s golf spikes, these are CP’s favorites stories of 2018,” Pittsburgh City Paper

Published: December 31, 2018

“Trans Rights Must be Protected” by Jessie Sage, Peepshow Columnist

When Dan Savage told us earlier this year that he was pulling his column Savage Love from our paper without prior notice, our staff was heartbroken. But, we soon realized it was a blessing in disguise when it allowed us to bring on Pittsburgh sex worker and activist Jessie Sage. Peepshow, Jessie’s sex and social-justice column, brings something to the table no other media outlet in town offers: brilliant commentary on taboo subjects from a local woman’s perspective. Jessie has tackled porn, BDSM, politics, and has recently started answering readers’ questions. But my favorite column of hers this year was a personal essay, writing from the heart about her trans son, and how important it is to continue to fight conservative politicians who want to take away the rights of our trans friends and neighbors. If you haven’t read it, please do so and share. I couldn’t be prouder to have Jessie in Pittsburgh City Paper and can’t wait to see what she brings in 2019. (Recommended by Lisa Cunningham, editor-in-chief)

“From our new sex advice column to Scott Wagner’s golf spikes, these are CP’s favorites stories of 2018,” Pittsburgh City Paper

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WHAT SHOULD WE MAKE OF DAN SAVAGE’S LEGACY?

October 21, 2019

“The best thing about Savage’s career is the way that he brought taboo topics like non-monogamous relationship structures, gay rights, pornography and sex work politics to the fore, pushing people to discuss them with their friends, thus ultimately moving the needle in terms of socially acceptable public discourse,” says Jessie Sage, a sex columnist at the Pittsburgh City Paper who was hired to write her column in Savage’s place when he moved his to another local alt weekly.

“I feel like Dan Savage has been so influential in terms of the way that we think about sex and relationships that it would be hard to imagine what public discourse would look like without his influence.”

The Aids Resource Alliance Presents Facts Not Fear

September 24, 2019

Facts Not Fear is a show made to create a conversation surrounding the stigmas of specific communities. The show will feature members of those highly stigmatized communities such as sex workers, trans folks, and people living with HIV. Each member will be opening up about their realities and how stigma affects them.

Podcast Appearance, Ghoul on Ghoul: SeXXXtravaganza with Jessie Sage and Michael Lesley

September 19, 2019

Get ready for a NICE time during this special 69th episode! Amanda and Sarah focus on the sex-positive side of the podcast with return guest Jessie Sage of the Peepshow Podcast and Michael Lesley, a voice talent who specializes in recording gay romance and erotica audiobooks. Jessie talks about the demands and rewards of sex work, the need for sex worker rights, and the dos and don’ts of soliciting sex workers. Michael talks about recording sex scenes and more for audiobooks and then engages in the ghouls’ favorite game Ew, But F*ck Me/F*ck Me, But Ew. Other subjects covered include Hooters hosiery, panty stuffing, and, of course, doing 69.