What professional dirty talk of the past taught me about modern-day sex work.
Tina Horn is a writer, teacher, and media-maker. She hosts and produces the long-running kink podcast Why Are People Into That?! She is also the creator and writer of the sci-fi sex-rebel comic book series SfSx (Safe Sex). Her reporting on sexual subcultures and politics has appeared in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Hazlitt, Glamour, Jezebel and elsewhere; she is the author of two nonfiction books and has contributed to or creative-directed numerous anthologies including the queer horror collection Theater of Terror and the feminist essay collections We Too and Believe Me. She’s also worked as a development editor in nonfiction publishing. Tina has lectured on sex worker politics and queer BDSM identities at universities and community centers all over North America and works as an on-set consultant for film/TV/theater including Pose. She is a LAMBDA Literary Fellow, the winner of two Feminist Porn Awards, an AVN-nominated director, and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence. Originally from Northern California, Tina spent a decade in NYC before resettling in Los Angeles.
First episodes of her new podcast Operator are available here.