COVID hadn’t completely killed my sex life, but it did change it. The change happened gradually though—so gradually that I hadn’t even noticed it.
Written by Jessie Sage. Originally published in Pittsburgh City Paper. Audio smut producer and phone sex operator April Would has a regular client who enjoys office-based fantasies. Last week when he called, something interesting happened: He changed the setting of their typical scene. “You are now in my home office,” he said to her. “But […]
Written by Jessie Sage, originally published in the Pittsburgh City Paper. The other day, my partner and I were in the living room surrounded by toys with Sesame Street blaring in the background when he stealthily asked if I wanted to go upstairs for a little afternoon romp. Now, I am someone who is almost always game, but […]
Written by Jessie Sage, originally published in the Pittsburgh City Paper. In my line of work, I get asked a lot of questions about my sexual preferences and history and most of them don’t bother me. Except for one: What are you into? This question isn’t unique to my work; I remember when I did more online […]
Written by Jessie Sage, originally published in the Pittsburgh City Paper. Last week, Pittsburgh-based artist and poet Christina Springer was a guest speaker in the class I’m teaching on sex work and sex workers. She read from her collection of poems, The Splooge Factory, which draws on her time as the receptionist at an erotic massage parlor/dungeon in […]
Written by Jessie Sage, originally published in the Pittsburgh City Paper. Last week I found myself combing through an entire year’s worth of bank and credit card statements in order to make a list of business expenses. It’s that time of year again: tax time. Perhaps others are more organized than I am and keep spreadsheets […]
Princess Berpl and the business of cosplay porn Written by Jessie Sage, originally published in the Pittsburgh City Paper. In 2014, Princess Berpl was working full time as a nurse and would come home from work only to start her side hustle: making independent amateur pornography clips and working as a cam model. After about […]
Written by Jessie Sage, originally published in Pittsburgh City Paper. Imagine walking into a public event and seeing a woman furiously riding a recumbent bicycle with a hint of pleasure on her face. Not the kind of pleasure that you get from breaking a sweat while exercising but one that is more akin to masturbating with […]