For some of us, porn-making and digital work are our only real option to provide for our families right now.
Jennifer Lopez's faux act was celebrated at a time when actual sex workers are stigmatized and threatened.
With so little fabric involved in pole-dancing, it's almost all about the shoes.
"Remember, there's going to be more people that like you and appreciate you than people that hate you," Jo Weldon said.
Exotic dancers deal with harassment, discriminatory labor practices and club owners who find devious ways to limit their pay. Here's a look inside the battle to unionize stripping.
The ways America criminalizes sex work can be preposterous. But the consequences are no laughing matter.
Comedian and stripper, Jacq the Stripper explains how strippers can be feminists too and why sex workers may feel left out of the Me Too movement.
It works even though my biggest fear going into exotic dancing was that no one would ever love me.
"You think this is easy?"
Suddenly, "Vivica's Black Magic" seems a lot less... magical.