How the pandemic is changing the sex work industry
During the pandemic, many sex workers found themselves unable to receive support. Even sex workers who work legally—such as strippers—are deprived of unemployment benefits and stimulus funds. As a result, many face-to-face sex workers have turned to online work. However, long before the pandemic, online performers had struggled to get paid for years. As the industry changes and more and more performers go online, will the platform for sex workers’ fame turn to them?