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RIP $pread

$pread magazine, founded in March 2005,  announced recently that they will be closing up shop at the end of this year. If you’re unfamiliar, this may be the perfect time to get to know a little bit more about the quarterly magazine for and by sex workers of all types. The magazine with the tag line “Illuminating the Sex Industry” was incredibly ambitious, and aimed to educate as well as entertain. Each issue was themed (one of the last issues will be themed “Crime and Punishment”), and in a similar fashion to any magazine had regular features. I appreciate that each issue is mailed in a non-descriptive manila envelope with a subtle return address (clearly taking a nod from many adult toy companies). Continue Reading →