Nov 8 • 55M

Are we in a war on sex? – Cathy Reisenwitz

Journalist Cathy Reisenwitz joins us to discuss her journey from sugar baby to journalist fighting for reform and human connection.

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Sitting down with Cathy Reisenwitz was a wonderful peek into sex work and the intellectual ideas revolving around it. Cathy’s journey from an evangelical, to a sugar baby, and now a thriving journalist is a testament to anyone working to forge their own path in life. From her personal story to politics, the impact of socioeconomic status, masculinity, and choice – we talk about it all in this week's program. I encourage you to listen to what she has to say and join our discussion by leaving a comment below.

“As the war on drugs [is] kind of ramping down, I believe, the war on sex is ramping up.”

Cathy Reisenwitz is a writer with bylines in VICE, Reason, the Daily Beast, The Week, and other publications. Her newsletter is Sex and the State on Substack – a newsletter about power. Cathy works to end loneliness and foster human connection through her writing.

Show notes:

  • Coming from Huntsville, Alabama- Author and Journalist Cathy Reisenwitz

  • As the war on drugs is ramping down the war on sex is ramping up

  • The laws surrounding sex work vs. sex trafficking

  • The attitudes towards sex growing up in Madison County

  • Cathy’s journey from evangelical life to sex work in the nation’s capital

  • How the Sex work industry is similar to the food industry

  • How the SESTA/FOSTA law impacted sex work

  • What it means to be a Sugar Baby vs. an Escort

  • The importance of a contract

  • Masculinity and sexuality

  • Sex and the State

  • The impact sex work has had on her life and future

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