An Erotic Education

  I mentioned during my talk at White Rabbit (the picture below is the lovely WR Boutique) last week that there’s no “school for sex workers” – no diploma program where you learn all the things you need to know for this industry: business skills, sexual health, counselling skills, let alone anything involving your kegels. But it’s equally true that there’s nowhere to go and learn to be a good client- and worst of all, it’s difficult... Read More

Fabulous new pictures by the wonderful Matt Christie

Everyone knows that I pretty much hate having my photo taken. I have called it my least favourite part of this work, and I am not joking when I say I prefer doing my tax return. An industry friend of mine described it thus: “There is really nothing worse than standing in your smalls in front of someone and knowing that YOU are paying THEM for the privilege. I object to it on every level…” But it isn’t the role reversal that... Read More

Hooker-tainment at Edinburgh Fringe

  Assaulted with jokes about sex workers from the very first show I saw at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival, I’m trying to understand why we’re supposedly the edgiest, funniest material on everyone’s lips right now. In fairness, I’ve steered well clear of the usual and big name stand up comedy here, but I can’t help believing that if it is as misogynistic as reported then sex workers will get an even... Read More

Kindle enabling my burgeoning erotica habit…

I’ve been meaning to talk about a couple of my very talented friends for a while, so when ANOTHER one mentioned just today that she’d just self-published a book of smutty short stories, I decided I had to blog about it. Despite the rest of this post, I actually don’t read a huge amount of erotica. Like visual pornography, I find so much mainstream stuff a turn-off, instead of actually arousing. The best erotica ( in my view) is really... Read More