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Sex Workers, Strippers, And Cam Girls Sustain Their Craft Through Virtual Work




Sex Workers Outreach Project Party at Akbar in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, Sept 16, 2018.
Sex Workers Outreach Project Party at Akbar in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, Sept 16, 2018.
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Countless Americans have been forced to be thrifty or even pivot careers to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite clubs in California being closed since March, many employed under the umbrella of sex work careers have continued their work virtually.

Many clubs have not contacted their employees about any virtual or in-person work, leaving them to figure out how to pay their bills. As the L.A. Times reported, the dancers from Jumbo’s Clown Room in East Hollywood didn’t wait around for a call from their employer and decided to take matters into their own hands.

Cyber Clown Girls was created by the group in May and features current and alumni dancers from Jumbo’s, as well as other exotic dance performers. We sit down with Sin Twisted, a former Jumbo’s employee and creator of virtual strip and variety show Cyber Sinferno. Sin is a global performance artist with many talents ranging from burlesque to pole dancing and contortion. We also want to hear from listeners who work in similar industries. How have you adapted to get by during the pandemic and what’s the experience been like? Call 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Sin Twisted, global performance artist with many talents from burlesque to pole dancing and contortion