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5 Things You Don’t Know About Strippers (Until You Are One)

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If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, stripping may very well be the second oldest — it all depends on exactly when the first uptight humans decided people shouldn’t walk around with their most enticing bits flopping nakedly in the wind. As soon as clothing became the norm, taking that clothing off became a profitable gig for anyone willing to learn how to do it well. But despite the venerable legacy of this career, and the utter ubiquity of strip clubs in our modern cityscapes, most people know very little about the realities of dancing naked (or naked-ish) for money. So Cracked sat down with exotic dancers from across the United States: Emily, Laura, Zoey, Layne, Helen, Meredith, and a male stripper named Salvatore. Read more on Cracked…

The Soapbox: On Sex Addiction, Sex Work & The Wall Street Intern Who Quit Her Job To Pursue Porn

The Soapbox: On Sex Addiction, Sex Work & The Wall Street Intern Who Quit Her Job To Pursue Porn

Last week, a Wall Street intern quit her job to pursue porn. Paige Jennings, who goes by Veronica Vain, was working at an Lazard’s alternative-investments marketing group in New York when she “quit [Wall Street] before it fired me” (according to her Twitter page) after it was discovered she was tweeting nude selfies from inside the bathroom of Lazard’s offices.

I worked in the sex industry on and off through college as a stripper, and then later for a stint as a call girl, selling myself as a non pro on Craigslist and performing what amounted to “the Girlfriend Experience.” When I lost my job as a public school teacher after it was discovered I was writing and speaking openly about my past, I argued — as Jennings does so articulately in this interview — that sexy and serious needn’t be mutually exclusive, and that women have the right to do what they want with their bodies, and not be shamed for the choices they make.

My participation in the sex industry was my choice— and I defend a woman’s right to make that choice. That said, I think it’s fair to critically examine people’s choices, just as I’ve learned to critically examine my own. Keep reading »

Vincent Gallo Will Sex You For $50,000, Sell You His Sperm For A Cool Mill

I bet when you woke up this morning, it did not occur to you that it would ever be possible for you to bang that dude from “Buffalo ’66,” or to have his sperm implanted in you for the purpose of having his baby. As it turns out, my friend, you were wrong.

As it turns out, there is a Vincent Gallo Merchandise site where he sells such services. So, if you have $50,000 lying around and would like to spend that money on sexing Vincent Gallo up, this — apparently — can be arranged. It also turns out that Vincent Gallo is pretty damned racist. I didn’t know that. Then again, I think the last time I gave any thought to him was about 10 years ago. Keep reading »

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

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  • A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic]
  • An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear “the sounds of sodomy,” and of course the Internet ran with it. [RawStory]
  • Why has there only ever been one Jewish Miss America? [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Congressional Staffers Walked Out Of Their Jobs On Thursday To Protest Police Killings

  • Black and Hispanic congressional staffers on Capitol Hill walked out of their jobs to protest police killings yesterday. [The Root]
  • The median net worth of White households in America is THIRTEEN TIMES that of Black households. Are we still denying systemic racism? [New York Times]
  • Shonda Rhimes wants Sony to admit that the hacked e-mails that have been released are racist, not “racially insensitive.” [theGrio] Keep reading »

Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

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  • Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe]
  • According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root]
  • If you believe women should like being catcalled, let Amanda Marcotte tell you why your opinion isn’t relevant. [Raw Story] Keep reading »
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