Writing

Dealing with Menstruation as a Sex Worker, On Our Moon

Published: November 4, 2018

In a culture in which both period blood and sex work are taboo, both can seem mystifying. Periods are typically not talked about outside of very intimate friendships or relationships, and period blood is purposefully hidden. Similarly, sex work is spoken about in hushed tones.

Dealing with Menstruation as a Sex Worker, On Our Moon

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“Selling Used Panties Online Is Harder Than You Think,” VICE’s Motherboard

March 18, 2019

Sex workers told Motherboard about the economics and emotional labor that go into selling panties online.

“LoveSync: When Sextech Can’t Save Us,” Cyborgology

February 21, 2019

In addition to contributing to Cyborgology, I write a sex column for the Pittsburgh City Paper. This week, I wrote a piece that’s relevant to conversations here, titled, “A new Kickstarter campaign has a terrible solution to your relationship problems.”

I look at LoveSync, a new technology aimed at helping couples with mismatched libidos, and argue it’s an example of how technological solutions to social or interpersonal problems can do more harm than good.

“Is the Concept of Virginity Outdated?” On Our Moon

January 28, 2019

One doesn’t have to reflect much on the way that virginity is defined to see that much of the emphasis is on the power of the penis. Specifically, the penis’s power to transform cis-women’s bodies.