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Forging on Into My Internet Future

March 28th, 2011 at 11:13 am

I’ve been blogging here at Waking Vixen (Blogger, then MovableType, then WordPress) since July 2004. As you’ve surely noticed, I don’t blog as much or the way I used to. I used to write daily: long personal stories, cultural analysis, pictures, TMI— but I don’t anymore. Waking Vixen was once my entire online home, a […]


Things That Are Broken: Sex Worker Activism

November 24th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I started my sex worker activism career as a writer – initially I chronicled my personal experiences here on this blog, and then I moved into using writing (mine and others’) and other forms of media making to shake things up. Writing, storytelling, and speaking up are really important aspects of activism – I’ve built […]


Best of Shaming Me Into Blogging More

October 21st, 2010 at 1:57 am

This week, The Village Voice published their “Best Of” listings for 2010 – and I was thrilled to have been listed not once, but twice! I was selected as the Best Sex Blogger of 2010 for this here blog, which I’ve been writing since 2004. Says The Voice, “no New Yorker scribbles about sex better […]


Sex Nerds and Oversharers: Your Contribution to Important Sexuality Research is Needed!

February 2nd, 2010 at 12:33 am

I have always thought that research on sexuality is cool. Plus, having engaged in various kinds of research on sex, its presence (it being sex research, not actual sex) in my life allows me to make lots of puns (actual sex provides plenty of opportunities for punning as well). But in all seriousness, sexuality research […]


Love and Pain at Sex Worker Literati

February 1st, 2010 at 2:42 pm

This upcoming Thursday, February 4th is the “Love and Pain” edition of Sex Worker Literati. We’ve got a great line-up (below) that will be a complex mix of brevity and misery – we like to keep things complicated. And, I’m totally getting better at posting video on the regular. Above is Dylan Ryan’s performance from […]


Video: Go-go boys, tentacle porn, and sex worker stories

January 23rd, 2010 at 6:42 pm

More video from Sex Worker Literati in September! The first is Gerry Visco, who describes herself as “illegally blonde” and writes about outrageous NYC nightlife at the New York Press. Gerry’s not just a chronicler of nightlife, she’s also a creator of mayhem. You can see what I mean in the below video, in which […]


Sex Worker Literati: Stories on Video & Call for Performers

January 18th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I’ve been a bit lax about it over the past two months, partly due to some hard drive messiness (le sigh), but I spend some time this weekend digging into my archives of video files from Sex Worker Literati. There are a lot of good stories coming down the pike, since I’ve now got 10 […]


Neither Victims Nor Voiceless (crosspost from RH Reality Check)

January 13th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Yesterday I had my first feature go up at RH Reality Check, and it’s about sex work activism, the ways that the sex worker rights movement is sometimes misconstrued by the feminist movement, and it has some substantive writing on my time in India. Plus, there’s a bit about the process of producing the short […]


Laurenn McCubbin: Shaking it Up in Sin City (artfully, of course)

January 8th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I am 90% happy that I am not in Las Vegas this week at the Adult Entertainment Expo. I do not miss the endless walking and leg ache of the convention hall, I do not miss the inevitable reminder that most of the porn industry isn’t at all like the feminist queer bubble I exist […]


Five Favorite Press Moments of 2009

January 4th, 2010 at 3:04 am

Ok, yeah, it’s officially old news since it’s now 2010, but I’m wrapping up my promised (to myself, as much as you) wrapping up of 2009 (for those playing along at home, I have yet to post my favorite images and favorite blog posts, those will be up in the next two days). I was […]