Join QX on Wednesday, May 22nd for Found Connections: Sex Work and the Internet, a wide-ranging discussion of how digital technologies are – or are not – changing sex work and impacting the lives of sex workers.
The “oldest business in the world” — trading sex for money — has also been at the forefront of every wave of digital technology, from online advertising to social networking to digital video compression. Yet it has never not been controversial. In this event, we’ll dig into some of the recent, past, and present on selling sex online. Have digital technologies like OnlyFans and Instagram changed sex work and other forms of selling pleasure? What new opportunities do digital tools open up for workers? And, why has the popularity of sex in digital spaces created a new front for the American culture wars, culminating in the 2018 passage of FOSTA-SESTA and the crackdown on Craigslist and Backpage?
Jacqueline Frances ~ feminist icon, erotic dancer, artist, comedienne ~ instagram.com/jacqthestripper
Gabrielle Alexa ~ writer, speaker, creative ~ instagram.com/gabalexa
Ty Mitchell ~ gay porn performer, queer culture writer, and drag queen based in Brooklyn. His work can be found at HuffPost, Mic, Out, Cakeboy Magazine, and Pornhub ~ instagram.com/probottom
Daly Barnett ~ techie, artist, teacher, and activist
Stephen Molldrem ~ expert in sexuality, health IT, digital technology, and digital labor ~ twitter.com/stephenmolldrem