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Stripped by SIA

Stripped by SIA

By STEPHANIE SIA

Stripped by SIA, your podcast for strippers, sex workers and all the fancy naked people. Hosted and produced by Steph Sia, an exotic dancer based in Vancouver, BC aims to uncover "taboo" topics such as what it's like to be a stripper, BDSM, fetishes, porn and more. Every week she'll be stripping down these topics with a feature guest to destigmatize these professions. Tune in weekly + subscribe! Produced & hosted by Steph Sia @siasteph Music by TED-D @djteddmusic Photography by Ian Daburn @daburn_photography Graphics by Maria Belen de Rama
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#147 - Battling with Burnout, Balance and Boundaries with Spencer Bradley
#147 - Battling with Burnout, Balance and Boundaries with Spencer Bradley
We've all been there. Burnout. Sex workers are no stranger to burnout. As independent contractors, we are not always in the position to say no to work so I invite adult performer, Spencer Bradley, onto the show to share their experiences on how they deal with it all. Having worked as a stripper previously, we compare and contrast just how vastly different working as a dancer is vs. working on-screen in pornography. The luxury and privilege of having the choice to not go to work or hide in the change room differs greatly than when you're working on set. You have to work through it and put your happy face on which doesn't always contribute to a healthy mentality. Spencer shares their methods on how they prevent getting burnt out, recognizing your boundaries and how they practice unwinding. www.spencerbradley.com twitter.com/spencerbradleyx instagram.com/spencerbradleyofficial Fox Digital is an official partner of the show. Stripped by SIA listeners get 20% off! Message Anthony on https://foxdigital.design and mention the show to take advantage of big savings on your website. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: www.patreon.com/strippedbysia Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
01:20:35
December 04, 2022
#146 - What You Didn't Know About MILF and Mommy Content w/ Lily Craven
#146 - What You Didn't Know About MILF and Mommy Content w/ Lily Craven
***TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of incest, rape, and sexual assault.*** This has been a long-awaited episode that's been in the works over the past couple seasons so I am thrilled to finally bring on Lily Craven onto the show! Lily is an adult performer in pornography who specializes in MILF and mommy dom content. What is it that attracts so many people to this particular content? It is, after all, one of the most popular genres in porn. But what makes it so popular? Surely, the people who find this content as sexy and a turn-on do not actually view their mothers as hot. Of course, this is all but a part of the larger umbrella of taboo content, which Lily and I go at lengths in explaining. Lily takes the time to dissect the fetish and in her personal experience, might guest that the turn-on is role that she plays - the nurturing, caring and assertive mother. It's an interesting conversation that we attempt to dissect. Fox Digital is an official partner of the show. Stripped by SIA listeners get 20% off! Message Anthony on https://foxdigital.design and mention the show to take advantage of big savings on your website. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: www.patreon.com/strippedbysia https://lilycravenxxx.com https://allmylinks.com/lilycraven Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
01:04:12
November 27, 2022
#145 - Website Design Fundamentals: It's More than just Pretty Pictures w/ Anthony of Fox Digital
#145 - Website Design Fundamentals: It's More than just Pretty Pictures w/ Anthony of Fox Digital
With Twitter being observed as the next platform to go down, it's important that we look at other avenues to keep our online presence alive. We've talked about diversifying in the past but hey, those platforms can disappear in a minute as well. We've briefly mentioned it before but it's becoming more and more apparent that having your own personal website might be the best way to go. I've invited my webmaster, Anthony of Fox Digital, to come onto the show to have a candid discussion about the importance of good web design. Anthony has done my website, www.strippedbysia.com (launching December 1st!), and has done countless websites for FSSWers. We chat about free or templated website design services vs. custom, what to look out for in a good website, how to find a trustworthy website designer and what you might expect about costs. We understand that not everyone is in the position to purchase and maintain a website but go over options that might be of interest to you - a great conversation for SWers starting out and extending out to those who and ready to go full custom, a must listen! Fox Digital is an official partner of the show. Stripped by SIA listeners get 20% off! Message Anthony on https://foxdigital.design and mention the show to take advantage of big savings on your website. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: www.patreon.com/strippedbysia foxdigital.design twitter.com/foxdigital Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
01:07:32
November 20, 2022
BONUS - Sex Work is Work (LIVE Guest Lecture at Florida State University 11.8.22)
BONUS - Sex Work is Work (LIVE Guest Lecture at Florida State University 11.8.22)
I know I don't post bonus episodes anymore but today is an exception! I guest lectured recently at Florida State University in their Human Sexuality class where I spoke to class of eager and curious students about sex work. It's always a pleasure to speak to this class and every cohort is different and I so very much appreciate the respectfulness and all of the questions that were asked in class. Thanks Alicia for having me! Watch the video exclusive + bonus episodes only on Patreon: patreon.com/strippedbysia Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
51:10
November 13, 2022
#144 - A SWer's Guide to to Reddit w/ Suki Jadę of PS: Group
#144 - A SWer's Guide to to Reddit w/ Suki Jadę of PS: Group
***TRIGGER WARNING*** Mention of money talk, body image, sexual assault.*** It's about time I conducted this long-awaited episode about Reddit with my colleague, Suki Jade! Suki is a FSSWer, Twitch and Discord streamer, the Social Media Director at PS Group, and Reddit pro. Having been in the industry for 10 years, Suki's done it all. She speaks to us about her background and as an undiagnosed person on the spectrum explains to us why SWer has been her career of choice. Having been an early adopter to Reddit, Suki knows all the ropes. She provides us with an overview on what Reddit is, how best to use it and what to avoid. There are a lot of rules in Reddit and we hate to say it, but it's a man's world and the platform caters to it. However, there is room for all types of genders and SWers to really thrive on the platform and Suki gives us some intel on her strategies on how she does this for herself and her clients. It's a fantastically information-packed episode to be sure to tune in and watch her webinar in the links below1 Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: patreon.com/strippedbysia https://thesukijade.com https://wearepsgroup.com/webinars/ twitter.com/suki_jade reddit.com/u/Bittercupbae allmylinks.com/suki-jade Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
01:08:28
November 06, 2022
#143 - Supporting SWers Responsibly in Academia w/ The Sex Work Historian
#143 - Supporting SWers Responsibly in Academia w/ The Sex Work Historian
***TRIGGER WARNING*** Mention of the Robert Pickton case; murder and assault.*** I know so many SWers that have PHDs or that are working towards getting their PHDs. Moreover, there are people outside the scope of our community who are studying us and are constantly on the lookout for SWers with lived experience to share their experiences to contribute to their research. Even with the best intentions and ethics set in place, there are times where SWers are still getting exploited in this space for their time. I speak with Evania from The Sex Work Historian, a blog dedicated to sex work advocacy in Canada. A PHD candidate herself, Evania has been impassioned to support SWers responsibly within her field. Being in academia comes with a privilege. Evania, as a ciswhite woman in academia, is fully aware of her privilege and the roots of academia which has built a foundation on classism, ableism and racism. She provides us with her own personal practices on how she exercises inclusivity, acknowledgement and sensitivity training when communicating and working with SWers. Although this episode is focused on allyship and the parallels of academia and sex work, these tips can also be utilized for anyone who might be intimated on getting involved with sex work support. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia https://thesexworkhistorian.org twitter.com/tswhistorian https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sixties-scoop Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
01:15:54
October 30, 2022
#142 - The Reality of Addiction, Getting the Help and Working Sober w/ Charlee Beckett
#142 - The Reality of Addiction, Getting the Help and Working Sober w/ Charlee Beckett
***TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of substance abuse*** Love this intimate conversation with FSSWer, Charlee Beckett. Charlee has dabbled in many forms of SW over the past decade and comes on the show this week to speak to us about her battle with substance addiction. She has had a long relationship with alcohol and various drugs throughout her late teens and adulthood. We speak about the parallels of the hospitality industry and SW and speak about how substances can be intertwined within our work. Charlee gets real with us on how she quit cold turkey and although she recognized that she desperately needed help, the throes of the reality of how drug and alcohol addiction in Vancouver proved the opposite effect. She wanted the help, but there was a waitlist. She wanted to stop using, but they recommended that she continue using until they were able to admit her. It's a rude awakening if you haven't heard of the opioid crisis in Vancouver, you'll hear about it on this episode. It's a eye-opening conversation that Charlee and I had and I hope you can learn a thing or two from the episode! Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: patreon.com/strippedbysia PS. It's Charlee's birthday today so be sure to send her some love in the form of gifts or tips! https://allmylinks.com/expcharlee Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
01:03:19
October 23, 2022
#141 - The Legalization of Sex Work in Nevada: A Day in the Life of a Courtesan w/ Ariel Ganja
#141 - The Legalization of Sex Work in Nevada: A Day in the Life of a Courtesan w/ Ariel Ganja
I can't believe it's taken me this long to record and episode on the legalization of sex work. I know that I advocate for the decriminalization of sex work, but I also think it is fair that we hear from those who are working in a legal capacity. That's why I was so excited when I got the opportunity to interview with Ariel Ganja, a legal courtesan based in the state of Nevada, in the USA. Ariel works at the famed Chicken Ranch just outside of Las Vegas which is a legal, licensed brothel. I was very curious and had SO many questions on what life was like at the Ranch. Ariel and I discuss everything under the sun from what her regular day-to-day looks like, room and board, what she is allowed to bring into the Ranch, how the line up works for clients, picking and choosing and of course, what her stance is on legalization vs. decriminalization. Ariel speaks freely on why legalization has worked for her and offers a unique insight on why this might be a good option for people. As always, I like to a provide a transparent approach to all facets of sex work, including the legal side of it, so I hope that you are able to consume this episode with an open mind and enjoy this conversation I had with Ariel as much as I did. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/strippedbysia arielganja.com twitter.com/arielganja instagram.com/arielganja_ onlyfans.com/arielganja Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
01:06:44
October 16, 2022
#140 - When 2 Become 1: Working as a Couple in Sex Work w/ Rico and Chloe
#140 - When 2 Become 1: Working as a Couple in Sex Work w/ Rico and Chloe
It's going to be another threesome on the show this week. Rico and Chloe reached out to me wanting to speak about their unique proposition: offering their services as a complete unit. Both FSSWers, Rico and Chloe met on a whim and were curious about entertaining the idea of perhaps combining their services for a stellar offering: themselves. It's not something you always hear about. The dynamics and true chemistry that comes from a real-life couple brought to life in the bedroom, is something that you just can't mimic. I was curious to hear how they were able to operate together on incalls and outcalls and how they were able to still remain independent within their own lives and work. The concept of compartmentalization and having strong values is something that is instilled within their relationship. We also discuss the importance of role playing and the question of how much of yourself do you might give up in sex work, or, how much of your own personal self is embedded within your work? It's a loaded question and a loaded episode and I had just SO much fun chatting with them. Be sure to listen to the entire episode for some great insight within your own work, duo work or wanting to get into the industry. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia https://www.ricoandchloe.com https://www.misschloe.ca https://linktr.ee/missschloe Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
01:09:13
October 09, 2022
#139 - The Isolation, Loss and Sacrifice in Pregnancy and Sex Work w/ Jenna Elissa
#139 - The Isolation, Loss and Sacrifice in Pregnancy and Sex Work w/ Jenna Elissa
Very excited to bring on my friend, fellow pole athlete and stripper, Jenna Elissa. Jenna and I have known each other for sometime and she was supposed to come on before the pandemic hit but she's finally here joining me on the show for a completely different topic: pregnancy. Jenna (at the time of recording) was 38 weeks pregnant, awaiting her first child. As a SWer, it can be both an exciting time in peoples' lives. Exciting to bring life to a little human but terrifying, because planning for income loss, FOMO, and the segregation can be completely isolating and a burden. Jenna opens up to us about managing her own expectations when it comes to her pregnancy journey, what methods she's had to partake in order to not feel anxious or have FOMO, and what she's looking forward to post-pregnancy. It's an intimate, raw and honest conversation that anyone who plans to have a child and go through pregnancy might need to hear. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: patreon.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/jennaelisaspole Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
01:08:50
October 02, 2022
#138 - Non-Fungible Tokens: Is It the Future for SW? w/ Lorilee Fedler of Fantasy Digital
#138 - Non-Fungible Tokens: Is It the Future for SW? w/ Lorilee Fedler of Fantasy Digital
There has been so much interest in cryptocurrency, blockchain and decentralized systems and with our payments methods constantly being threatened by big financial processors, people have been seeking out alternative methods on how to get paid and other platforms that we can thrive on. Lorilee Fedler, the founder of Fantasy Digital, reached out to me to speak about her new company, a creator-specific platform powered by blockchain. We speak about what we can expect from the platform both as a client and as a creator, how it is structured to "give back" to its creators, and the incentives for all parties. We also discuss and explain in entry-level terms what a non-fungible token is and how Fantasy Digital is injecting more value behind their NFTs. A brief, yet needed discussion on ownership, anonymity and why this might be a viable option for SWers. Lastly, we discuss the monthly NFTease contest that Fantasy Digital is putting on and what that might entail. Of course, I'm no expert at this so I continually would encourage everyone to do their due diligence and conduct proper research before getting into this. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: Patreon.com/strippedbysia fantasydigital.co twitter.com/fantasytokennft linktr.ee/fantasydigital Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
53:14
September 25, 2022
#137 - Cutting Ties: Dealing with Getting Doxxed, Unhealthy Friendships and Toxic Family w/ Princess Snow Angel
#137 - Cutting Ties: Dealing with Getting Doxxed, Unhealthy Friendships and Toxic Family w/ Princess Snow Angel
We're in full swing for Season 5! This week, I am bringing on Princess Snow Angel, or Snowy as I like to call her. She is a cam model who shares her story of growing up in a small town, discovering the freedom of cam and the adult industry and how it got her out of there. Throughout her story, Snowy tells us how she was doxxed by a fellow family member, the borders and walls she's had to build up around her family and goes into some other toxic relationships she's had with friends and those around her. These situations, sadly, are not unique to those of us in the adult industry and can be quite commonplace. Although it's a sad reality that happens to many of us, it doesn't mean we should have to go through it alone. Snowy shares with us how she was able to cope, divulges in the support she had during that time, and, like an anthem, comforts us in the fact that life goes on and that we, as SWers, are a resilient bunch. Listen to this powerful episode with Snowy. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: patreon.com/strippedbysia I will also be hosting a STRIKE YOUR POSE, a free webinar with PS: Group on Thursday, October 7th at 2pm PST / 5pm EST to elevate your marketing game! This workshop is for all SWers with a focus on exotic dancing. Sign up here to register! https://linktr.ee/Princesssnowangel Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com
01:01:41
September 18, 2022
#136 - The Politicization of Sex Work w/ Cathy Reisenwitz
#136 - The Politicization of Sex Work w/ Cathy Reisenwitz
Welcome to Season 5 of Stripped by SIA! Thank you so much for all of your support over the past 3 years - such an honour to be able to share the stories of so many sex workers.  To kick off Season 5, I bring on writer, journalist, and sex worker, Cathy Reisenwitz, onto the show! Cathy is an esteemed writer and has written for TechCrunch, VICE, and the Daily Beast and the author of the newsletter, Sex and the State. Cathy joins me in speaking about how politics has shaped sex work and in turn, discusses the role that sex work has in the political sphere. Things like SESTA/FOSTA, as we know, largely affect sex workers and our wellbeing, and is something that came about due to political administration. We also discuss the the roley of journalists when reporting on sex work. Who is responsible here? Should we and how do we include more sex workers' voices so that they are more accurately represented? Such a riveting conversation from such a well-spoken guest! Listen in. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia https://twitter.com/cathyreisenwitz/ https://cathyreisenwitz.substack.com https://onlyfans.com/cathyreisenwitz Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! https://twitter.com/strippedbysia https://instagram.com/strippedbysia https://patreon.com/strippedbysia https://www.stephsia.com
01:08:53
September 11, 2022
#135 - Hypnosis and Sex Work: Myth, Marketing or Manipulation? w/ Bryan Knight
#135 - Hypnosis and Sex Work: Myth, Marketing or Manipulation? w/ Bryan Knight
It's been a long time coming but I finally have Bryan Knight's episode out! We waited a long 5 months to finally release this and I am so stoked for you to all join me on my learning journey when it comes to hypnosis and sex work. Bryan is a self-taught hypnotist who incorporates hypnosis into his sex work. Is it all a manipulative tactic? A get rich scheme? Does it have any healing benefits? Bryan and I divulge into these questions and he speaks about it in his own personal experience and is something that is now well-known for. We speak bout cults, clinical hypnotherapy and different hypnotic techniques that may be used with your own potential clients to to help with your own healing. It's such fascinating conversation and it really leans into my curiosity in all facets of sex work so I hope you all enjoy the Season 4 finale! Stay tuned for Season 5 next week!!! Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia www.bryan-knight.com twitter.com/bryanknight66 Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE in the link below!  twitter.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia www.strippedbysia.com www.stephsia.com
01:13:07
September 04, 2022
#134 - East Meets West: The Difference Between North American vs. Asian Markets in Pornography w/ Oliver Wong of Delphine Films
#134 - East Meets West: The Difference Between North American vs. Asian Markets in Pornography w/ Oliver Wong of Delphine Films
Here's an additional episode for Season 4 before we head into Season 5! I get to interview Oliver Wong of Delphine Films. Oliver is a director and producer of pornography behind US-based company, Delphine Films. They focus on narrative-forward pornography, a perspective which is found in a lot of Asian pornography. We speak about the differences between North Americans and Asians in how they view sex, how they view porn and how it is consumed and perceived. We mention the illegalities of the consumption of producing and consuming porn across the ocean. Oliver also just recently started performing in front of the camera and started an OnlyFans and we speak about the liberation he receives as an artist. We also speak about "ideal" gay bodies in the community, what's perceived as attractive and so much more! Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia linktr.ee/oliverwong Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, COMMENT, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
58:09
August 28, 2022
#133 - The Road to Recovery: Overcoming Addiction and the Importance of Support Groups w/ Lula Blue of SHIFT Calgary
#133 - The Road to Recovery: Overcoming Addiction and the Importance of Support Groups w/ Lula Blue of SHIFT Calgary
I am absolutely thrilled to bring on Lula Blue of SHIFT Calgary this week onto the show. Lula is a FSSWer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada who is also a strong advocate for all things sex work-related and who volunteers at SHIFT Calgary, a harm reduction support group for former and current SWers. Lula shares her own story of alcohol addiction early on and the struggles that accompanied that and how it impacted her personal life and even her sex work. On her own road to recovery, she found that support groups were especially helpful in getting her sober. Lula details about her treatment process and stresses the importance of her support groups to enable her to fully heal. She goes on to speak about her volunteer work and the good things she’s doing in her community in regards to advocacy for supporting SWers in Calgary. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia twitter.com/lulabluethebabe onlyfans.com/lulabluethebabe Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:07:21
August 21, 2022
#132 – Black and Kinky: Making Space for Black Dommes w/ Mistress Marley
#132 – Black and Kinky: Making Space for Black Dommes w/ Mistress Marley
I am so proud of this episode with dominatrix, Mistress Marley. It’s really inspiring to hear all that Mistress Marley is doing for the community. As a young sex worker, Mistress Marley dabbled in other forms of sex work and stumbled into domming when answering an ad on Craigslist. It gave her the freedom and flexibility to live her life the way she wanted to. But there was one problem: the domming world was very White. The lack of peers that looked like her and spaces that were safe to her inspired her to create The Domme Academy, her own group and program for Black and Brown dominatrices, Black and Kinky – events for Black kinky folks and her own Brooklyn-based dungeon, Pynk Matrix. If you are in the New York area, you’ll have to check out these events and spaces in person! Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/strippedbysia https://linktr.ee/mistressmarley Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! https://twitter.com/strippedbysia https://patreon.com/strippedbysia https://instagram.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
57:16
August 14, 2022
#131 - Power Dynamics and Authority Transfer within Sex Work and BDSM w/ Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey
#131 - Power Dynamics and Authority Transfer within Sex Work and BDSM w/ Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey
We’re nearing the end of Season 4 but I’ve still got some killer guests to bring on over the next couple of weeks!!! I am thrilled to bring this week’s guest onto the show. You may have recognized her from Open House: The Great Sex Experiment on TV, calling in all the way from the UK, Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey joins me this week on the show. An esteemed psychologist, GSRD (gender, sex, relationship, diversity) therapist, and polyamorous leatherwoman, Dr. Bisbey brings on a wealth of information and resources to the show. As a trained and knowledgeable professional in the field, Dr. Bisbey and I discuss authority transfer (and why it’s no longer called power play anymore), power dynamics within relationships, clients and sex work, and the importance of being trauma-informed. It’s a super packed episode that I’m sad we could only record for an hour but it’s guaranteed you’ll be walking away with some major takeaways. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia https://www.drloribethbisbey.com twitter.com/drbisbey instagram.com/drbisbey Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on all podcast platforms! https://twitter.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:06:01
August 07, 2022
#130 - Marketing 101 for SWers: The Run Down on Branding and SEO w/ Carly David of We are PS Group and Siri Dahl
#130 - Marketing 101 for SWers: The Run Down on Branding and SEO w/ Carly David of We are PS Group and Siri Dahl
Branching out into sex work for the first time? Or are you a long-time veteran who's been in the biz for a minute and need a little inspiration? Whoever you may be, you might want to take a listen this week's episode with Carly David of We Are PS Group and one of her consultants and adult creator and performer, Siri Dahl. We Are PS Group is a sex worker run creative marketing agency who is spearheaded by founder, Carly David. Carly and her talented team of consultants (including myself!) help sex workers better market themselves and assist in defining their brand. Carly recruits her team of consults that are experts in their own corner of sex work, specializing in things like camming, porn, OnlyFans, exotic dance, and Reddit, just to name a few. Also joining us on the show is Siri Dahl, an award-winning adult performer, who is on the We Are PS Group team with branding and strategy who shares some of her insight on the inquiry and onboarding process.  Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia https://wearepsgroup.com twitter.com/wearepsgroup instagram.com/wearepsgroup https://siridahl.com twitter.com/thesiridahl instagram.com/thesiridahl Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on all podcast platforms! https://twitter.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:05:20
July 31, 2022
#129 - A Star is Born: Overcoming Adversity in the Adult Industry, Achieving Veteran Status and Planning for the Future w/ Cindy Starfall
#129 - A Star is Born: Overcoming Adversity in the Adult Industry, Achieving Veteran Status and Planning for the Future w/ Cindy Starfall
Really excited to finally release this episode with the oh-so-talented pornstar, Cindy Starfall! Cindy is a lauded pornstar who has been in the industry for 10 years - virtually unheard of in the adult industry! Cindy was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, and her humble beginnings in porn stem from webcamming. She was later scouted by a recruiter from Hustler and the rest is history! But it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows for her. Although more widely accepted in North America, in Vietnam, sex work and sex workers aren't viewed as legitimized careers and her parents were viciously upset when they found out her involvement in the industry - a story you don't want to miss. Cindy also opens up to us about how she has been so successful over the years in preserving her brand, securing longtime fans across the world who have followed her and remained loyal over the last decade. She shares her secrets of success and also looks to her plans in the future, speaking to me exclusively on the show about her entrepreneurial endeavours and where she'd like to go when she decides to leave the industry. Overall, a super fun conversation with this bombshell! Watch the video exclusive - only on Patreon! Patreon.com/strippedbysia twitter.com/cindystarfall instagram.com/cstarfall allmylinks.com/cindystarfall Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:03:04
July 24, 2022
#128 – Sex Work and Disability: Coping, Navigating and Incorporating Disability into Your Work w/ GoAskAlex
#128 – Sex Work and Disability: Coping, Navigating and Incorporating Disability into Your Work w/ GoAskAlex
I’m still pinching myself that I scored an interview with reknowned adult performer and sex work advocate, GoAskAlex, this week! GoAskAlex is an ostomate and if you don’t know what that term is, you’ll soon learn what that is on the show. After a life-changing surgery, she had a permanent medical device placed on her body. Due to the nature of our jobs and the use of our bodies, this one was near impossible to conceal. Alex shares her story of living with a disability and how she was able to live and incorporate her disability into her own sex work. We also dive into her advocacy work for underrepresented bodies in the adult industry, the severe lack of BIPOC sex workers in porn and the current arising problems she sees within the industry. https://goaskalexonline.com twitter.com/goaskalexonline instagram.com/goaskalexonline Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:00:06
July 17, 2022
#127 - The Many Sides of Human Trafficking w/ London Bridges
#127 - The Many Sides of Human Trafficking w/ London Bridges
***TRIGGER WARNING*** Mention of sexual assault, human trafficking, sex trafficking and rape. We're dipping into some heavier content today. I speak with sex trafficking survivor, burlesque dancer, and spiritual guide, London Bridges, on today's episode. I recently heard London's story on another well-known podcast but was shocked at the lack of sensitivity training that the hosts had when they interrogated her during her interview and the blatant disregard that was comment section on their Instagram. I was maddened by how so many people invalidated London's experience, claiming that trafficking only looks a certain way. It does not. Trafficking rears its ugly head in many different forms which we go over in depth during this episode and we go over London's story on how she was groomed and tricked via spirituality which ended up with her being trafficked by an abuser. Please listen to London's story with an open mind. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia https://www.liinks.co/londonbridges Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, COMMENT, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:21:29
July 10, 2022
#126 - Staying True to Yourself, Being Authentic and Why Being Cringey Can be a Good Thing w/ Kiley Corrupt
#126 - Staying True to Yourself, Being Authentic and Why Being Cringey Can be a Good Thing w/ Kiley Corrupt
So excited to bring this one onto the show this week for some fun, lighter material! This week, I bring to you cam model, Kiley Corrupt, who specializes in cosplay and elf content. I met Kiley when I was in Tempe, AZ for the YNOT Reunion this past April and knew I just wanted to bring her onto the show at some point. Kiley is a YNOT and XBIZ-nominated cam model on Streamate who speaks to us about her very specific content, how the adult industry has worked for her thus far, the pitfalls that we need to actively avoid and how she is on the up and up to rise to success. We speak about her humble beginnings and how that it's sometimes trial and error when you are first starting out in the biz. Kiley also shares with us some valuable insight on how she stays genuine and why that's worked for her. Watch the video exclusive on Patreon: patreon.com/strippedbysia http://AllMyLinks.com/kileycorrupt Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:12:50
July 03, 2022
#125 - A Historic Win: Decriminalization of SW in Belgium w/ Quentin Deltour of Espace P
#125 - A Historic Win: Decriminalization of SW in Belgium w/ Quentin Deltour of Espace P
I've got to say, I was a little nervous yet super excited to record this week's episode. I had a riveting conversation with Brussels-based, Espace P, a non-profit organization which helps and protects sex workers in Belgium. I got the opportunity to speak with their public relations representative, Quentin Deltour, to learn more about the organization, the history and who Espace P helps, and how much of a resource they are for sex workers based in Belgium. Although it is a small country, Belgium became the first European country to decriminalize sex work back in March of this year. We speak about the struggles that sex workers have experienced in Belgium, what this decision may mean and what will happen moving forward for sex workers and clients. English is not Quentin's first language so please practice patience with him as he navigates throughout our conversation. Watch the video exclusive on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/strippedbysia http://espacep.be/ Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:33:33
June 26, 2022
#124 - Porn Debunked: Imposter Syndrome, Reality vs. Fantasy and Defining "Ethical" Porn w/ Alison Rey
#124 - Porn Debunked: Imposter Syndrome, Reality vs. Fantasy and Defining "Ethical" Porn w/ Alison Rey
Folks, I am so stoked to bring on this week's guest onto the show! If you haven't heard of Alison Rey, she is a longstanding adult performer and producer in the industry who will be giving us an insight on the porn industry. Alison shares with us her story on how she got into porn, having the choice to say no to scenes you don't want to do, challenging certain storylines in porn and how she went from performing to producing...and back to performing. She lays it all down for us this week in debunking some myths about squirting and performers using enhancements and gets real vulnerable with us in struggling with imposter syndrome, questioning what "ethical porn" really is and acknowledges just how fun filming cheesy porn is. It's a packed episode that really gives us insight on how the industry work from someone who has been both in front and behind the camera. Watch the video exclusive on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/strippedbysia www.alisonreyfans.com twitter.com/alisonreyxxx Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:07:17
June 19, 2022
#123 – “I Can Be Myself Again: Returning to SW After Being Trafficked w/ Maya Romero
#123 – “I Can Be Myself Again: Returning to SW After Being Trafficked w/ Maya Romero
***TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of human trafficking, sex trafficking*** It’s a heavier episode this week as I speak with Maya Romero, a fellow cam model, on her story on how she was sex trafficked. What started as a seemingly harmless encounter with her then-boyfriend, turned into a nightmare. “Have you ever heard of OnlyFans?”, said her abuser. Little did she know what she would encounter and ensue over the next six months would have a hold on her life. We speak about warning signs and red flags, grooming, manipulation, how she was able to escape and flee, and what she would tell other victims in similar situations. It’s a riveting and raw episode and it might be advisable to break this episode into chunks as it was quite triggering. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia Twitter.com/mayaromero55 Instagram.com/mayaromero55 Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE! Twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia Instagram.com/strippedbysia
01:32:20
June 13, 2022
#122 – Dissecting Artificial Intelligence: Being Aware of the Impact that Algorithms, Apps and Platforms May Have on You w/ Dr. Mistress Snow
#122 – Dissecting Artificial Intelligence: Being Aware of the Impact that Algorithms, Apps and Platforms May Have on You w/ Dr. Mistress Snow
I have been patiently awaiting for this episode to be released! I am really excited to pair my nerdiness on artificial intelligence and sex work on this episode with fellow dominatrix, researcher and professor, Dr. Mistress Snow, onto the show this week! Dr. Snow is an adjunct professor and researcher at NYU at the AI Now Institute and the UCLA Center for Critical Intelligence and as a sex worker, she understands the many discriminatory practices through artificial intelligence that major platforms and companies adopt to prevent sex workers from doing our jobs. Dr. Snow opens up about her current research, shares her thoughts on the recent acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk and what that might mean for sex workers, and ways that artificial intelligence works in ways that do not allow us to thrive. It is a completely fascinating conversation (atleast for me!) that absolutely affects our livelihood and how we conduct business. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia Twitter.com/MistressSnowPHD Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE! Twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia Instagram.com/strippedbysia
01:09:24
June 05, 2022
#121 – YNOT: Transforming an Adult Industry Platform in the 2000s and Steering it into the Future w/ Jay Kopita of YNOT
#121 – YNOT: Transforming an Adult Industry Platform in the 2000s and Steering it into the Future w/ Jay Kopita of YNOT
It’s not everyday that you can get a hold of one of the executives of one of the oldest adult tech platforms out there. I was lucky enough to catch up with Jay Kopita, Co-Owner and President of the adult industry platform, YNOT. I had recently attended one of Jay’s events and was so impressed by how welcoming the event was and had an overall great experience at my first ever adult-industry event. Jay had personally introduced himself to me and I knew I just had to get him on the show. His down to earthness was demonstrated during our hour-long conversation as I got to know how exactly he found himself in the adult industry, the challenges that he had buying the founder out, the struggles the adult industry faced in the 90s compared to now, and how he has navigated this huge ship of a platform! Having expanded the company to encompass numerous brands and events throughout the year, it was refreshing to learn just how many moving parts there are when running an enormous company and to hear from this executive-level perspective. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia www.ynot.com twitter.com/YNOTLAJ Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! Twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia Instagram.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
57:20
May 29, 2022
#120 - Mixing Work with Pleasure…and People: Polyamory and Sex Work w/ Rikki ‘n Jodi
#120 - Mixing Work with Pleasure…and People: Polyamory and Sex Work w/ Rikki ‘n Jodi
Really excited to get to know this super fun couple, Rikki ‘n Jodi, this week on the podcast! Jodi reached out to me and wanted to come on the show to speak about relationships because well, his type of relationship is more common than you! This week we will be talking all about polyamory and sex work. Rikki, also known as the TheeBlackAsian and Hoochipapi, is a content creator, advocate, and former dancer and Jodi, a manual meditation therapist. Rikki and Jodi tell us their story on how they met, how they approach polyamory, tackling jealousy and share their keys to a successful relationship. We also go into how Rikki and Jodi navigate sex work and what that might look like within their relationship. It was a super fun conversation where we tackle some myths about polyamory and poly relationships. The video exclusive is even funner to watch – only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia Twitter.com/theeblackasian Twitter.com/jodirawrlove Instagram.com/jodirawr Instagram.com/hoochipapi Instagram.com/Rikki_n_jodi www.hoochipapi.com Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! Twitter.com/strippedbysia Instagram.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:09:53
May 22, 2022
#119 – A Review on the Shift in Language and Terminology Amongst the Trans Community w/ Velvet Steele
#119 – A Review on the Shift in Language and Terminology Amongst the Trans Community w/ Velvet Steele
With so much emphasis on the trans community in recent times regarding gender affirming surgery and trans rights, I think it was time to have an overdue conversation with trans activist, Velvet Steele. Velvet is a longtime educator, advocate, SWer and icon in the queer community in Vancouver who I’ve been looking forward to having on the show. Velvet provides her crystal clear perspective on how language has shaped, impacted and harmed the community. Going from the past to present, we discuss problematic terms such as a sex reassignment surgery to outdated and offensive terms like “shemale” and how other buzzwords have discriminated and harmed the trans community. We speak about the importance in language and how its become more trans inclusive, shying away from terms we had once used in the past. Velvet took so much time to answer many fan questions and gives us a crash course on trans history – a fantastically educational episode that you don’t want to miss. Catch the video exclusive of Velvet and I only on Patreon: patreon.com/strippedbysia www.velvetsteele.com twitter.com/velvetsteele Instagram.com/velvetsteele Don’t forget to LIKE, SHARE, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! Twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia Instagram.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:15:14
May 15, 2022
#118 – Binging and Body Shaming: BBWs Have Eating Disorders Too w/ BADKITTYYY
#118 – Binging and Body Shaming: BBWs Have Eating Disorders Too w/ BADKITTYYY
***TRIGGER WARNING: Binging, eating disorders.*** Really excited to finally release this episode with this week’s guest, BADKITTYYY. BADKITTYYY is an award-winning BBW, pornstar, and clip maker. Despite her many accolades, I get the opportunity to speak to BADKITTYYY about her more vulnerable side. She opens up about why she waited so long to get into sex work, body issues that she’s struggled with before, and her battle with binge eating. She brings up an important point that BBWs can also suffer from eating disorders too. It’s important to speak about this and I am so glad that we were able to touch on so many subjects that she had never spoken about before. Watch the video exclusive on Patreon! Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.badkittyyy.com Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
58:57
May 08, 2022
#117 - Good-Bi to Bi Erasure and Invisibility: Dealing with Biphobia w/ Amber Stark
#117 - Good-Bi to Bi Erasure and Invisibility: Dealing with Biphobia w/ Amber Stark
***TRIGGER WARNING: Mentioning of bi erasure, invisibility and biphobia.*** Sorry for the delay on this episode, folks! Been an extremely busy time constantly trying to play catch up and starting to feel a bit of burnout which I need to address. BUT I do have this week’s episode and it’s our very first fan-requested episode! A fan really wanted me to try and get this week’s guest, Amber Stark, on the show and I reached out to her and her manager and voila, an episode was born! It was really great getting to know Amber during our conversation and we speak about her relatively new entry into porn and the pitfalls of entering the porn industry as a student. The main bulk of the episode centers around Amber’s sexuality. Amber identifies as bi, and we discuss her sexuality, what it was like coming out to her close peers and family, and the animosity that comes with her identifying as bi. We speak about all of the bi deniers out there, where it mainly comes from, the dichotomies that are ever-present when speaking about sexuality, and how she copes with it all. Watch the video exclusive on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia twitter.com/amberstarkxxx linktr.ee/amberstarkx Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! Twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia Instagram.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
59:42
May 02, 2022
#116 - Talkin' the Tok: A SWer's Guide to Navigating TikTok w/ Emily Jones
#116 - Talkin' the Tok: A SWer's Guide to Navigating TikTok w/ Emily Jones
Really stoked to bring on cam model, TikToker and YouTuber extraordinaire, Emily Jones, onto the show this week! Emily started off on Cam Soda as a cam model having zero clue on what it was. Soon after, she migrated over to Chaturbate and never looked back! This episode focuses on the virality and success she’s had on TikTok and how we, as SWers, can use that platform to our benefit. As with most mainstream platforms, there are Terms and Services that we must abide by to be allowed on these sites and Emily so graciously shares with us her tips and tricks on how she manages to stay relevant, how to get on the FYP feed, and how she navigates the platform without getting banned. Emily, a seasoned streamer, also is excitingly about to launch her new enterprise, The Streaming Site, which is like Amazon, but she’s done all the heavy lifting for us and has streamlined all the best products and equipment to make your stream a success. This is such an insightful episode for myself, a millennial who has no idea how to even use TikTok like a regular person, and for anyone else who is planning to jump on the bandwagon and use it to their benefit. Listen in! Watch the exclusive interview only on my Patreon: patreon.com/strippedbysia Also, I’d LOVE to see you at the WAP (Wish and Penthouse) Stripathon happening on Sunday, May 29th from 5:00PM – 12:00AM PST at the legendary Penthouse Nightclub. All proceeds are going to benefit the WISH Drop-In Centre, a non-profit organization which helps street-based sex trade works in Vancouver. See you there! Tickets and more information on Instagram.com/stripathon2022 Twitter.com/emjaybird YouTube: Emily Jones Chat Tiktok.com/emilyjoneschats Instagram.com/emjay.bird Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! Twitter.com/strippedbysia Instagram.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com Music for WAP Stripathon by Beats Provider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke8K4ch0anc
01:06:21
April 24, 2022
#115 - From Snapchat to Dancing to Porn: One Hoe’s Hustle to Success w/ Aliya Brynn
#115 - From Snapchat to Dancing to Porn: One Hoe’s Hustle to Success w/ Aliya Brynn
This week, I catch up with Aliya Brynn, a breakout pornstar who has hustled her way to the top. We speak about her humbled beginnings, overcoming bullying in highschool, and how her sluttiness led to her leading her career. Starting with Snapchat Premium, Aliya tells us how she was able to start selling her nudes on the platform and how that blossomed into other forms of sex work like stripping and now what she’s more famously known for, porn. She shares some hot pornstar tips on how to clean your second butthole, what not to do on your stripper audition and shares us her exciting new partnership with The Lee Network. Another light and hilarious episode with another fantastic sex worker sharing her experience in the ‘biz. Watch the exclusive video on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia Twitter.com/aliyabrynn Instagram.com/aliyabrynnlovesyou linktr.ee/aliyabrynn Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE! Twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia Instagram.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
56:57
April 17, 2022
#114 - Capitalizing on Your All Natural ASSets: Talkin’ Butt Stuff and Hairy Content w/ Paris Bush
#114 - Capitalizing on Your All Natural ASSets: Talkin’ Butt Stuff and Hairy Content w/ Paris Bush
We've covered a lot heavy topics on the podcast and I feel we need a bit of comedic relief! I bring on Paris Bush, a content creator who specializes in hairy content and butt stuff onto the show. Paris, dishes on how she got into the hairy community and the sub-genres that are within the community, degrees of hairiness, and fans will be shocked at one of the body parts she simply doesn't shave! We swap anal sex stories, what not to do before you have anal sex, and shares some tips on mastering the craft of the anal sex. Paris also educates me on what an "orgasmic birth" is her stance on sex positive parenting to her kids. This was a super fun episode with lots of belly laughs! Loved having Paris on and I'm sure you'll enjoy her content too! Watch the video exclusive on Patreon.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/realparisbush twitter.com/the666milf Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! instagram.com/strippedbysia twitter.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
56:24
April 10, 2022
#113 – Taxes: How to Find a Good Accountant, Why You Should File and Who You Can Rely On w/ Paige of Pypr
#113 – Taxes: How to Find a Good Accountant, Why You Should File and Who You Can Rely On w/ Paige of Pypr
We’ve got less than a month to go and hey, even I’m guilty of not having filed my taxes yet. If you’re in the same boat as me and you’re in a bit of a scramble, you might want to tune into this episode with Paige of the new startup, Pypr. Pypr is not your typical accountant. Pypr specifically caters to sex workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and content creators. Paige goes into detail on how she got started with the idea of Pypr, the need she is filling in the industry, and takes out the guesswork on who we should trust when it comes to our finances. Watch the video exclusive only on Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia @hellopypr Twitter.com/hellopypr www.hellopypr.com Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia Twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
49:21
April 03, 2022
#112 - Virtual Assistants: Why It's Great for SWers, Sex Positive Businesses and Why You Need to Hire One w/ Dabby Longlegs of Living Deliciously Podcast
#112 - Virtual Assistants: Why It's Great for SWers, Sex Positive Businesses and Why You Need to Hire One w/ Dabby Longlegs of Living Deliciously Podcast
I've been dying to do an episode on virtual assistants for a while but never got the chance to connect with anyone that was a right fit for the episode...UNTIL NOW. I am extremely pleased to introduce Dabby Longlegs to the podcast this week! Dabby is a multidisciplinary artist and sex worker who, as one of many of the gigs they have, works as a virtual assistant. Having equally worked their fair share in stints in sex work as well as the vanilla world, Dabby stumbled across a TikTok on how to become a virtual assistant. And in the digital world, that's where a lot of work is going! With many sex workers turning their work online, comes with an immense new threshold of mundane work that we just can't manage...which is where virtual assistants come into play. Dabby shows us the ropes when it comes to being a virtual assistant - what tasks are generally expected, what and who they like to look after, and the services they offer. Dabby also so graciously breaks down pricing and rates that they have personally adopted and to give insight on those who are looking for an assistant (including me!). Lastly, we go into the many transferrable skills that sex workers have and why this can be an excellent line of work for those who are choosing to exit the industry. It's a fun, information-packed episode that makes for a great listen and an even better watch! Watch the exclusive video interview with Dabby and past guests only on my Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia twitter.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:04:27
March 27, 2022
#111 - Camming 101: Tips and Tricks from the Best Cam Coach in the Biz w/ Nikki Night
#111 - Camming 101: Tips and Tricks from the Best Cam Coach in the Biz w/ Nikki Night
I am super stoked to bring on this week’s guest, Nikki Night, onto the show this week. Nikki is one of the world’s BEST cam model coaches out there. Starting off as a camgirl herself, she quickly was scouted by Playboy to work in their head office. After her short stint there and realizing that the corporate camming (who knew that was a thing!), she found herself at CAM4 in a coaching position. Having had previous administrative and educational experience in her vanilla jobs developing curriculums and programs, Nikki began to conduct group coaching sessions in addition to one-on-one coaching. Overall, Nikki has coached over 8000 cam models worldwide and continues to help new and upcoming cam models in establishing themselves, offering herself as a valuable resource and devising strategy and marketing plans for them. She is such an amazing pillar in this industry and I’m honoured to have her on. Be sure to peep the exclusive video interview – only on Patreon. Patreon.com/strippedbysia Nikkinight.com Twitter.com/nikki_night Instagram.com/camcoachnikki Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! Twitter.com/strippedbysia Instagram.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia Instagram.com/siasteph www.stephsia.com
01:01:01
March 20, 2022
#110 - From Camgirl to Pornstar: Setting Yourself Up for Success w/ Leana Lovings
#110 - From Camgirl to Pornstar: Setting Yourself Up for Success w/ Leana Lovings
Okay, everyone. I'd like to introduce you to the CUTEST guest I have ever hosted on the show. I am so happy to have interviewed the cutesy Leana Lovings onto the show! Leana is a cam girl who also just recently journeyed into the world of porn - currently #65 and rising the charts on PornHub! We begin our conversation about her roots and upbringing in a religious household, being raised in a megachurch and how it lead to her hopping onto Chaturbate to explore her sexuality and sensuality. We then go into an in-depth conversation about how she's set herself up for success including what specific webcams she uses, the importance of lighting and microphones to create an intimate setting for all of her fans. She also shares an important PSA on toxic dildos (who knew about that?!) and of course, how she got into porn. We speak about her expectations before going into porn and the realities of it, how she feels about the industry and where she will continue to go from there. It's a fantastic conversation that shouldn't be missed, especially if you are thinking about going into camming or porn! Watch part of the interview in full video format on my Patreon: Patreon.com/strippedbysia twitter.com/LeanaLovings onlyfans.com/leanalovings instagram.com/leanalovings Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/siasteph Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:02:27
March 13, 2022
#109 - Managing Your Finances: Making an Effective Life Plan for SWers with Lindsey Swanson of Stripper Financial Planning
#109 - Managing Your Finances: Making an Effective Life Plan for SWers with Lindsey Swanson of Stripper Financial Planning
Really excited to bring this week's guest on the show to speak about money management. Sure, we, as sex workers, have the potential to make a lot of money. But what do we do with that? Some of us have short-term goals of buying that purse or pair of shoes we've always dreamed of and some of us have long-term goals like buying our first home or a car. The thought may be daunting whether or not you're in sex work and can overwhelming which is exactly the reason why I invited our guest, Lindsey Swanson of Stripper Financial Planning. Lindsey started her firm, Stripper Financial Planning after getting fed up with the corporate world and really wanting to help people who really needed it. Her goals didn't align with the old school, old boys' style of financial corporations so she left and started her own company. Lindsey offers financial assistance on taxes, real estate planning, and health insurance for sex workers and those outside of the community. Have a call with her if any of these are on your brain! www.stripperfinancialplanning.com @stripperfinancialplanning twitter.com/strprfinplan Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:09:48
March 06, 2022
#108 - Exploring Tantric Touch: Encompassing Eroticism and Spirituality within the Queer Community w/ Reid McFarlane of Nude Dude Yoga
#108 - Exploring Tantric Touch: Encompassing Eroticism and Spirituality within the Queer Community w/ Reid McFarlane of Nude Dude Yoga
***TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of rape/sexual assault.*** I'm back from vacation and hastily editing this episode for y'all! Very excited to bring on my former uncle and movement and yoga facilitator, Reid McFarlane of Nude Dude Yoga onto the show today! As I continue my journey in learning more aspects of sex and erotic work, I speak to Reid on the parallels of tantric touch and erotic body work. We go into a brief history of what tantric massage might entail and the spirituality and connection that's required for it. We go beyond sexual pleasure and dig deeper in finding the purpose of what tantric touch is for. Reid speaks in depth regarding what happens in a typical group session, what emotions are being tugged on, what specific areas of the body hold trauma and how best to release it using human touch. We also speak about the psychology and motivation behind Reid's version of tantric touch as well. It's a fascinatingly-long conversation that I hope you all will enjoy as much as I did! Watch the video version of this episode on my Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia @readfar twitter.com/nudedudeyoga nudedudeyoga@gmail.com Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:24:32
February 27, 2022
#107 - The Pornstar Perspective: A Reflection on FSSW, Production and Work Life Balance w/ Caitlin Bell
#107 - The Pornstar Perspective: A Reflection on FSSW, Production and Work Life Balance w/ Caitlin Bell
Soooo thrilled to finally get this mega babe onto the show. Folks, I am ecstatic to bring on pornstar, Caitlin Bell, onto the show this week! You may have seen her in major pornography productions such as Brazzers, Reality Kings, Jules Jordan Video, WankzVR, PornPros, SexLikeReal, MYLF and Team Skeet (just to name a few!) as a rising star in the industry. Caitlin was scouted into the porn industry after years of working as a dancer and as a FSSWer. Initially hesitant, she thought "Why the hell not?" and the rest is history. Her lust for life shines so much through this interview; however, it wasn't without its pitfalls. We address safety concerns and red flags during her time as a FSSWer, the challenges that she constantly faces within the porn industry, dealing with a death of one of her former co-stars, and how she grasps for air despite her busy schedule. I am so happy to have sat down with this vivacious and talented woman and you'll have to listen to the entire episode just see see how lovely she really is! You can also see how awesome she is in video format exclusively on my Patreon: https://patreon.com/strippedbysia www.caitlinbellxxx.com @caitlinisnaughty twitter.com/caitlinbellxxx Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
59:07
February 20, 2022
#106 - A "Pee"-R Nightmare Gone Wrong: Rebuilding Your Following After You've Lost Everything w/ Kactus Kutie
#106 - A "Pee"-R Nightmare Gone Wrong: Rebuilding Your Following After You've Lost Everything w/ Kactus Kutie
***TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of sexual assault.*** I am very hapPEE to be bringing on this week’s guest today, Kactus Kutie! This model, photographer, ecosexual, podcast host (of the Candygirl Network) and digital content creator specializes in niche fetishes, primarily within the hairy community and piss play. She is a profound nature lover that enjoys incorporating her fetishes outside in nature. Where things went wrong was when she was interviewed about selling a cup of her pee that went viral on various social media outlets. Excited about the opportunity, the journalist went too far reporting on this sensationalized story which lead to Kactus’ OnlyFans account being deleted with little to no warning. Having built her following scratch from 2017 and amassing 5000+ subscribers, she was left scrambling on trying to get her account back with no avail. Kactus shares her story on what happened, the dire consequences that simple buzzwords may have and explains on how she is dealing with the whole ordeal. Watch part of our interview in video format on Patreon: Patreon.com/strippedbysia Twitter.com/kactuskutie Kactuskutie.com instagram.com/kactus.kutie tiktok.com/@kactus.kutie Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph Twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:15:41
February 13, 2022
#105 - When Anal Sex Scenes Get Cut: You Fall into Stand-Up Comedy w/ Kate Kennedy
#105 - When Anal Sex Scenes Get Cut: You Fall into Stand-Up Comedy w/ Kate Kennedy
Be prepared for some laughs on this episode because I am sitting down with Los Angeles-based comedian, former porn actress, content creator and podcast host, Kate Kennedy of The Kennedy Assassination, The Camgirl Chronicles Podcast and Two Girls One Mic: The Porncast. How a random job at a small porn production got Kate hired in Portland, Oregon, working behind the scenes, into her taking her first baby steps in front of the camera. Kate loved it so much that she eventually packed her bags and headed for sunny LA. There, Kate racked up many awards and nominations for her work in porn, slowly rising the ranks in the porn scene until COVID-19 shut her dreams down. Dabbling in stand-up comedy, Kate was able to share her experiences, both good and bad, as a comedy goldmine for material, gracing many of Hollywood’s oldest stand-up stages. It was such a pleasure to have Kate onto the show this week to lighten the load. Be sure to catch her on her various channels – she’s a total gem! https://twitter.com/theOGkennedy https://www.semiprocockjockey.com https://linktr.ee/TheOGKennedy Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph https://twitter.com/strippedbysia www.patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:02:57
February 06, 2022
#104 - Embracing Human Touch: Introducing the World of Professional Cuddling w/ Felicity Azura of Pro Cuddle Hustle Podcast
#104 - Embracing Human Touch: Introducing the World of Professional Cuddling w/ Felicity Azura of Pro Cuddle Hustle Podcast
***TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of sexual assault.*** I’ve always been curious about professional cuddling. I had heard of the service years ago but never knew of anyone that offered it…until now. I’m so excited to bring on and introduce Felicity Azura of the Pro Cuddle Hustle Podcast onto the show this week! I know Felicity through Twitter and this outspoken sex worker speaks of her quick entry point into sex work. We go on about what professional cuddling entails, whether or not it can be considered as sex work and the hurdles she goes through by offering this type of body work. Felicity also goes over the different cuddling website platforms out there, how they may or may not appear to be as sex worker-friendly as they seem, and we also go over the not-so-nice things that come with this line of work. It was a fascinating conversation and a sneak peak into this very niche corner of sex work. https://www.felicityazura.com Twitter.com/FelicityAzura https://linktr.ee/procuddlehustle Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBCRIBE!!! @strippedbysia @siasteph Twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:13:07
January 30, 2022
#103 - The Boobs, the Brains and the Business: Running a Strip Club in 2022 w/ Jade of Shakerz Show Lounge
#103 - The Boobs, the Brains and the Business: Running a Strip Club in 2022 w/ Jade of Shakerz Show Lounge
I've given a fair bit of time dedicated to dancers in strip clubs on the show because hey, that's where I spend a lot of my time! But we also need to take a look at another angle: what is it like to run a strip club? How do you navigate operations during a pandemic? How do you keep the staff, patrons and the dancers safe? What are the challenges that we face in a time when strip clubs are closing down right, left and center? I couldn't think of a better guest to bring on than Jade, owner-operator of Shakerz Show Lounge based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Jade speaks about her she found herself at the club - turns out it was a family affair! Starting with her grandma, she goes into the history of the club, where its roots grew and how it looks today. She talks about the struggles she's had trying to create an environment, enjoyable and employable atmosphere whilst instilling her family values in how she runs the club. We also speak about what it's like to be a woman owner in a sea of male owners and management that's littered throughout the industry. It's a jam-packed episode with Jade who is full of meaningful insight.  PS. Shakerz Show Lounge has finished its renovations and is currently OPEN for business! @shakezshowlounge Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:24:26
January 23, 2022
#102 - Scam, Scamming, Scammer, Scammed w/ Alexis
#102 - Scam, Scamming, Scammer, Scammed w/ Alexis
***TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of rape and substance use and addiction.*** This week, I am joined by former FSSWer, Alexis, who heard my recent AMA which resonated hard with her on getting scammed that we connected shortly after and just had to do an episode together! I had originally planned to do an episode dedicated to scamming back in Season 3 which didn’t work out so I am thrilled to have Alexis on to speak about this. Scamming. We’ve all been there. Didn’t get the money upfront? Scammed. Picture didn’t match his profile? Scammed. Client left you high and dry with something other than the money promised? Scammed. It’s shitty when it happens but hopefully – just hopefully – we all learn our lessons after. But when we bring up the topic of scamming, it’s hard to ignore that sometimes, we, as SWers, scam our clients. I really think it’s important to mention the intent and motive here for context because hey, it’s our job to provide services rendered for our clients in exchange for payment but some honesty may be lacking here when it comes to questionable work ethic. And let’s not forget the unfortunate attacks that may happen from within our community. I hate to mention it but I’d be doing my own podcast a disservice if we don’t mention the whorearchy and the danger behind other SWers attempting to scam other SWers and the attempts of pimping that sometime happen in our industry. There’s shame and there’s plenty of stigma, but we’re here to have a transparent discussion about it. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the episode. As Alexis is no longer an active SWer, she would like to hear your thoughts! To respect her privacy, please kindly DM me and I would be happy to connect you with Alexis. Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph Twitter.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:01:09
January 16, 2022
BONUS - Ask Me ANYTHING w/ Me
BONUS - Ask Me ANYTHING w/ Me
Hi everyone! Quick bonus episode and announcements due to a little unexpected schedule change that came up this week with my planned guest. I wanted to put something out for everyone to listen to and to announce that I finally am LAUNCHING A PATREON! After 2 years and many inquiries and random donations sent to my PayPal, I am finally launching my Patreon this month. It's currently in review but will be officiated later this month so stay tuned and THANK YOU if you have ever donated in the past - I super appreciate this! But other than that, this is a bonus episode and will be the last one publicly available and it is fun little AMA that some old and new listeners to get to know a little bit about me, the show, and my other projects. Thank you so much for your support and a brand new episode will be out next Sunday! Patreon.com/strippedbysia @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com
01:14:46
January 09, 2022
#101 - The Gig Economy and Advocating for Strippers' Labour Rights w/ Reese Piper
#101 - The Gig Economy and Advocating for Strippers' Labour Rights w/ Reese Piper
I'm back, baby! Sorry for the tardiness this and last week - I am FINALLY back on Canadian soil and I am beyond excited to kick off Season 4! Again, very rarely do I ever bring back guests onto the show but you all loved Reese Piper back in Season 3 when she spoke abut autism and sex work that I had to bring her on for round 2! As a former stripper, Reese brings to the table a plethora of experience to share with us. The focal point of this episode would centre around her passion for advocating for strippers' labour rights. After experience raids in the strip clubs in the USA and witnessing so many of her peers face and succumb to exploitation tactics of owners and poor management, she got curious about the very little we may or may not know about our labour rights as independent contractors. Tired of hearing of fellow dancers get attacked, stalked and even murdered, Reese brought it upon herself to help educate her dancer colleagues and because this is such an important topic to talk about, I had have her back on the show to give us a lesson in labour rights 101. twitter.com/reese__p https://www.reesepiper.com Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
59:46
January 03, 2022
#100 - Season 3 Wrap-Up & Thots w/ Me
#100 - Season 3 Wrap-Up & Thots w/ Me
Ayyyyyyyyy! 100 EPISODES!!! It's just me this week. And sorry for the lateness BUT this gal is on vacation! Thank you to everyone who has tuned in, subscribed, written a review, engaged with me on social, recommended guests...thank you so much. Still can't believe we're here! Just a quick little update on where the podcast is going, some exciting new announcements and what to expect for Season 4. Tune in next week! Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
12:01
December 27, 2021
#99 – Should I Stay or Should I Go? Agency Work vs. Going Indy w/ Elizabeth Weisz
#99 – Should I Stay or Should I Go? Agency Work vs. Going Indy w/ Elizabeth Weisz
I’ve been waiting SO LONG to bring this guest onto the show and having had some comments and curiosities surrounding the agency side of full service work, I think it was about time to bring our guest on. I am so excited to finally bring on Elizabeth Weisz onto the show this week. Elizabeth is a companion currently (at the time of recording) based in Ottawa, Canada who has been so generous to share her experience on working in escort agencies and how she finally came to the decision to go “indy”, or independent. Yes, we’ve heard of the horror stories of working in agencies but Elizabeth also speaks about the positives. She also shares about the “bait”-style agencies which, when she explains it, almost sounds a bit like a catfish situation for clients, and safety and security measures (are there any?) that agencies claim that they offer. She speaks about her challenging time transitioning from working in an agency and getting her foot started as an independent escort which she couldn’t have done without help from the collectives – something that I had no idea even existed! Elizabeth is simply just a wealth of knowledge, intelligent and extremely personable. You don’t want to miss the penultimate episode of Season 3! @ellieweisz_ott twitter.com/EllieWeiszOTT www.meetelizabethweisz.com Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:25:09
December 19, 2021
#98 – The Misconceptions Behind Nude Life Art Modeling w/ Marcel Canuck
#98 – The Misconceptions Behind Nude Life Art Modeling w/ Marcel Canuck
I am so thrilled to be doing my first in-person interview in a year and a half! I am absolutely ecstatic to bring on my friend and student, Marcel Canuck, onto the show this week as we go a little left field (as I always love to do!) as we speak about life art modeling. Marcel is a longtime life art model who has modeled all over North American and Europe. He brings to the show his years of experience as a model, most commonly asked questions and of course, misconceptions about what life art modeling is. If you aren’t aware, life art modelig is nude modeling. It’s an expressive art form used in visual effects schools to learn how the body moves and to better understand how to demonstrate mobility onscreen. Because of the nature of the job, Marcel is often subjected to misogynistic comments, unsolicited dick pics and assumptions that surrounds this type of art. Did you know how un-erotic this type of art is and how physical this profession is? We also discuss the shame and stigma of the naked body in the North American context, dealing with stalkers and online harassment, and how to get started as a model. @marcelc997 Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph  twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
53:28
December 12, 2021
#97 - Pimped: A Story of Manipulation, Power, Control, Abuse and Sex w/ Cougar Nikki
#97 - Pimped: A Story of Manipulation, Power, Control, Abuse and Sex w/ Cougar Nikki
***TRIGGER WARNING – Mention of sexual assault, substance abuse, physical abuse, pimps.*** Huge episode this week. It’s been a while since we’ve had a long-form episode on the podcast, eh? Well, this week is certainly deserving of the length as it is a fascinating and heartbreaking episode that I have had the pleasure to share. I speak with fellow full service sex worker, Cougar Nikki, this week on the podcast to tell us her story on how she was pimped as a young teenager and then trafficked across Canada by her pimps. She tells us of her backstory, how she ended up on the “tracks” of Winnipeg, Canada, the emotional and physical abuse she’s had to endure, the manipulation tactics of her pimps, the power of control, and how she was able to finally get out. Nikki’s story, which occurred in her teenage years during the 90s, is a riveting one, eye-opening, and a different landscape compared to how it is now. It’s a longer episode but well-worth the listen! Please note that a number of names and affiliations were censored in this episode due to protection and to ensure anonymity as Nikki’s former pimps are still around, to her knowledge. Please excuse the number of censored beeps in this episode. www.cougarnikki.com twitter.com/cougarnikki Resources: Dream Catchers – Klinic Community Health  Sex Workers of Winnipeg Action Coalition  Ndinawemaaganeg Endaawaad – Safe House  Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:28:35
December 05, 2021
#96 - Human Trafficking: What It Can Really Look Like w/ Brandi Wood
#96 - Human Trafficking: What It Can Really Look Like w/ Brandi Wood
***TRIGGER WARNING: Human trafficking*** This week, I sit down with full service sex worker, Brandi Wood, whom I connected with recently to touch base on the topic of human trafficking. Often times, when we think of somebody being trafficked, images of children in Southeast Asian with older men might come to mind, or perhaps images of Eastern European or Asian women may flash through your head. These are images that are fed to us through mass media. I, too, fell prey to this and I am still working on unwiring my brain to think differently because I was able to sit down with someone who was trafficked as a teen. My guest this week, Brandi Wood, was trafficked as a teenager. She was introduced to an opportunity "to make some money" by one of her family members, another victim of trafficking, and it wasn't until very recently that Brandi even realized that she was trafficked. She was made to work in a massage parlour in Buffalo, NY. Although the working conditions were described as safe, Brandi had no idea that she was being trafficked into the sex trade. Human trafficking can take form in many different ways and this is just one of them. Thank you so much, Brandi, for coming out the show and sharing your story. https://www.twitter.com/theebrandiwood https://gofund.me/d870ef71 Brandi's recommended resources: Sex Worker AID Vegas People Against Trafficking Humans NY International Institute of Buffalo Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE!!! @strippedbysia @siasteph https://www.twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:09:35
November 28, 2021
#95 – Decriminalization: Is the New Zealand Model the Ideal Model to Protect Sex Workers? w/ Vixen Temple
#95 – Decriminalization: Is the New Zealand Model the Ideal Model to Protect Sex Workers? w/ Vixen Temple
We all dream about decriminalization (atleast here in North America and in other parts of the world)! It seems like a dream for many countries as sex workers are a widely marginalized and unprotected group by most governments. There is only one country in the world where sex work is decriminalized and that is New Zealand. I invite the ever-so-knowedgeable, Vixen Temple, a sex worker based in Aotearoa, New Zealand, onto the podcast this week to speak about the decriminalization of sex work in her country, sometimes known as the New Zealand model. We speak about how this decision came to be, the history behind it, who is affected and who the law covers and protects, mandatory condom use, if charges can be laid and be upheld and to whom and how this model could be applied in other countries. Vixen is an exceptionally-talented human being, activist, performance artist and of course, sex worker, and shares so much of her knowledge and expertise on this week’s episode. @vixentemple.666 twitter.com/vixentempleblog Burn the Patriarchy Podcast Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:00:37
November 21, 2021
#94 - Privilege in Sex Work w/ Jessie Sage of the On the Whoreizon Podcast
#94 - Privilege in Sex Work w/ Jessie Sage of the On the Whoreizon Podcast
It’s time to have a conversation about privilege within our community. What does that mean to you? What does that mean? It’s such a huge and hot topic within our industry that people either love or loathe talking about but after a brief tweet went viral, I’m here to start a discussion about it. I am joined by Jessie Sage of On the Whoreizon who I’ve had on the show before (go check out Episode 71!) to help me tackle this behemoth of a topic. We do our best in addressing our own privileges – being white, being cis, being educated, the ability to hold a civ job, being in North America – as we try to untangle what privilege can mean to so many in our community. I was so wrong with when I said that face out could be seen as a privilege and was presented with varying situations where it was out of their control and not their choice. We speak about the challenges of varying dichotomies of being face in vs. face out, contact vs. non-contact work, virtual vs. in-person work, thin vs. fat bodies, white vs. POC, heterosexual vs. LGBTQIA2S+, regionality, experience vs. inexperience. We barely even scratched the surface. An hour just isn’t long enough to fully dissect privilege but alteast we have gotten a conversation going. A big thank you to those who contributed to the show via voice memos. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and stories. twitter.com/sapiotextual www.jessiesage.com https://anchor.fm/whorizon/ Voice memos: https://twitter.com/AdoraBautistaXX https://twitter.com/cougarnikki https://twitter.com/ERPgod https://twitter.com/elliefoxxmiami Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:17:42
November 14, 2021
#93 - Facing Off Anorexia: Juggling and Uncovering the Secrecy Behind Disordered Eating and Sex Work w/ Belle Beckwith
#93 - Facing Off Anorexia: Juggling and Uncovering the Secrecy Behind Disordered Eating and Sex Work w/ Belle Beckwith
***TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphia and self-harm.*** This podcast has been a constant learning experience for me. After a tweeting something that turned out to be a trigger for a person in our community, I opted to take the conversation with Belle Beckwith over to our DMs to further educate myself about disordered eating. After explaining her piece and how her anorexia has affected her involvement in sex work, I decided to invite her onto the show to give her the space to speak about her experience with anorexia. Having grown up in a middleclass family in San Francisco, Belle found herself working in the high-pressure cities of Los Angeles and New York City in fashion. After the pandemic completely shut down her industries, she found herself in survival mode. She turned to sex work to keep her afloat and is now celebrating 1 year of escorting. She opens up with her ongoing battle with anorexia, something that she was surrounded with since she was a child and a disease that ran through her family. We speak about disordered eating, how that affects your mentality, the emotional toll it can take, busts any myths and detrimental comments she has been affected by. We speak about body privilege in sex work and how she’s currently maintaining and coping with her eating disorder. @belle_beckwith twitter.com/belle_untamed Onlyfans.com/bellebeckwith Bellebeckwith.co Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:07:41
November 07, 2021
BONUS - Stripping Down the Sex Industry (Virtually LIVE from Florida State University)
BONUS - Stripping Down the Sex Industry (Virtually LIVE from Florida State University)
Hi folks! I’ve just recently come back from a much-needed vacation and have been busy catching up with work here this week. I also was invited to speak, yet again, at Florida State University in one of their Human Sexuality classes (thanks again, Alicia!). I thought this would be a great opportunity to share a little bit about myself (especially if you’re brand new here), to provide insight to these students, some of whom who have never spoken to a sex worker or don’t even know or realize what sex work entails, and to give a real-life account on our lives. I speak about the current landscape that us sex workers live in including laws that affect us, recent ongoing issues like labour rights, organizing in unions and the OnlyFans scandal and answer all of the student questions that I could within our alotted time slot. I was a great conversation to be had and although I was extremely tired (not my best speaking gig!), I feel incredibly humbled to be given this space to educate and spread the word. Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:10:15
October 31, 2021
#92 - The War on Pornography: Fear Mongering, Sex Education and the Role of Schools and Parenting w/ Carlie McPhee
#92 - The War on Pornography: Fear Mongering, Sex Education and the Role of Schools and Parenting w/ Carlie McPhee
***TW: mention of sexual assault in this episode.*** We're taking a bit of a turn this week as I excitedly bring on my colleague from one of my vanilla gigs, Carlie McPhee, a sexual health educator based in Vancouver, Canada to speak to us about the so-called effects of pornography on children. We analyze the newly-released documentary, "Raised on Porn", as requested by one of you listeners (thanks @gallegosmash!). He wanted to know if this film was based on factual merit or evidentiary research or if it was sensationalism at its finest. If you've been a long-time listener of the show, you may know that us sex workers get the brunt end of stigmatization, tasteless jokes, the short end of the stick when it comes to policy and acknowledgement, and the list can go on. I bring on Carlie this week to dissect the unintentional role pornography plays in kids' lives when growing up: as a sexual education tool. We also discuss sexual health education in schools and at home and discuss where the responsibility should lie amongst our kids and youth. With porn being so accessible nowadays, where does it belong? What should we do about it? Share your thoughts with us! thewholeshebang.ca Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph www.twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:09:29
October 24, 2021
#91 - Sexting: Sensual Communication for your Partner and Clients w/ Elizabeth Dell of Amorus
#91 - Sexting: Sensual Communication for your Partner and Clients w/ Elizabeth Dell of Amorus
Very excited for the episode this week! I bring on Elizabeth Dell of Amorus, a partner intimacy app and we speak about sexting, the importance of the essentials of communication and startups. We speak about communication and how that is so key in any relationship, working, romantic or otherwise. We delve further into communication and into the niche category of sexting - best practices on how to sext, tips and tricks and scenarios that may be useful. We then get into talking about Elizabeth's new intimacy app, Amorus, and how it can be used as a valuable resource to strengthen partnerships, increase intimacy and even be used in provider and client relationships. @amorusapp twitter.com/amorusapp https://amorus.net Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:13:14
October 17, 2021
#90 - The Black Male Experience on Escorting, Porn, Music and Journalism w/ Malcolm Lovejoy
#90 - The Black Male Experience on Escorting, Porn, Music and Journalism w/ Malcolm Lovejoy
I catch up with Malcolm Lovejoy, a fellow sex worker whom I’ve connected with on Twitter recently, to bring him onto the show to speak about a plethora of topics today in relation to sex work. Malcolm has juggled some very successful careers, both in journalism and in the music industry (you may know him as Mindbender Supreme!). Soon, he was writing pieces on activism and the injustices in the world both in his journalistic career and in his music but a lightbulb went off his brain: how can I write and preach about this stuff but not be fully immersed in it? It was at that point he made the career jump into sex work. Malcolm works and creates pornographic content and works in the Toronto area as a male service provider. We speak about each of these avenues and introduce and tackle the topics of his identity, Black masculinity, double standards and so much more. Listen in to this fun episode – it was a great conversation to be had. @mindbenderlovesyou https://twitter.com/malcolmlovejoy https://spit.exposed https://malcolmlovejoy.wixsite.com/ https://mindbendersupreme.bandcamp.com Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph https://twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:12:25
October 10, 2021
#89 - Taking the “Revenge” Out of Revenge Porn w/ Erika Smith of Take Back the Tech
#89 - Taking the “Revenge” Out of Revenge Porn w/ Erika Smith of Take Back the Tech
***TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of rape and sexual assault in this episode.*** Such a juicy topic today and one that I have literally been DYING to report on forever. This week we discuss “revenge porn”. It’s a term that you’re likely familiar with but we actually don’t call it that anymore. Gender-based internet violence or non-consensual image distribution is the correct term that we are using to describe it nowadays and I bring on Erika Smith of Take Back the Tech, a global organization working end violence against women (especially harms that are conducted online!), reporting in from Mexico to teach us all a lesson today on what is popularly known as “revenge porn”. There are so many different types of gender based internet violence which we discuss in depth during our time together. We speak about on who it targets, how images or videos may be distributed, how it affects sex workers and what we can to get our content off and how we, as allies, can help. twitter.com/takebackthetech genderit.org feministinternet.net takebackthetech.net https://genderit.org/es/node/5232 Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:13:40
October 03, 2021
#88 - When True Crime Meets Stripping: A Story of Obsession, Misogyny, and Murder w/ Adam Heath Avitable of The Angel at the Starlite Motel
#88 - When True Crime Meets Stripping: A Story of Obsession, Misogyny, and Murder w/ Adam Heath Avitable of The Angel at the Starlite Motel
We are going a little left field this week as I invite my guest, Adam Heath Avitable of The Angel at the Starlite Motel and Dating Kinda Sucks podcasts onto the show. Even if you haven’t heard or listened to Adam’s podcasts, we dive deep into troubling intersectionalities that need to be discussed in sex work: misogyny, obsession, underage prostitution, stereotypes and stigmatization which all contribute to how sex work is seen in a negative light. Adam’s podcast, Angel at the Starlite Motel, tells the story of a dancer, Mandi May Jackson, and a client who was obsessed with her. After being tangled up in the murder of her former boss, strip club owner, James Mulrenin, her client, who only goes by the name of David, wrote a book dedicated to proving her innocence which Adam reads excerpts from every week with commentary. Adam, a self-described “reformed misogynist” and I discuss the problematic, and sometimes dangerous, concoction of money, obsession, drugs and sex and how it can entangle you in areas you wish you never would want to be. @avitable twitter.com/avitable The Angel at the Starlite Motel Podcast Dating Kinda Sucks Podcast Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:06:02
September 26, 2021
#87 - The Art of Humiliation, Ethical Domination and Slavework w/ Miss Quail Avara
#87 - The Art of Humiliation, Ethical Domination and Slavework w/ Miss Quail Avara
Because you all LOVE learning about dominatrices and the kink and fetish life, I just had to bring another one on this week! I am so excited to bring on Miss Quail Avara onto the show this week. She is a dominatrix hailing from Georgia, USA who I had the opportunity to connect with over a recent episode that was recorded previously. We speak about about virtual domming, busting myths about what we stereotypically know about doms, and at what point does domming cross the line. We also learn about what is expected out of a responsible dom and how it goes hand-in-hand with fetish and kink work. We also delightfully discuss how her and her “husboy” met (who I mention was her former slave!), how that relationship grew and what the past and current slave/dom dynamics work in her household. Last but not least, Quail doesn’t hold back on her hate for OnlyFans and expresses her love for AVN Stars. Amidst everything that’s been going on, it sounds like a great option if you haven’t diversified already! @cagedquail twitter.com/cagedquail stars.avn.com/cagedquail allthingsworn.com/profile/cagedquail Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:16:15
September 19, 2021
#86 – Livestreaming on Twitch: Talking Influencers, Affiliate Status and Growing Your Brand w/ Chloe
#86 – Livestreaming on Twitch: Talking Influencers, Affiliate Status and Growing Your Brand w/ Chloe
So excited to bring on my friend, Chloe, who I’ve seen just SKYROCKET over the pandemic on the livestreaming platform, Twitch. We learn about her story, how she got started, and how playing videogames became her new gig. Her transformation from gamer to lifestyle streamer has been an admirable journey. Chloe, or as her fans like to call her, “Coco”, has catapulted her livestreaming career on the platform and has reached Affiliate status. So how does this all play into sex work? Well, we discuss the similarities of camming and livestreaming, the type of content she creates in her livestreams, giving into fan requests, collaborating with other creators, and dealing with problematic viewers. Fair warning – Twitch has very strict rules when it comes to nudity and sexual content and Chloe explains it all in detail so you don’t have to.  Ever thinking about getting into camwork but want an alternative? If it fits your brand, this might be the platform for you to dabble in. Listen in to this super fun episode and let me know your thoughts on it! @coco.chm https://www.twitch.tv/cocolababii https://twitter.com/cocobabii2 Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:08:46
September 12, 2021
#85 - Can Romance Emerge from Client-Provider Relationships? w/ Drew
#85 - Can Romance Emerge from Client-Provider Relationships? w/ Drew
This week we’re taking a bit of a turn and throwing a different perspective on things. This week we talk all about relationships, specifically romantic and friendly ones that may sometimes transpire naturally in sex work. Because our work is intensely intimate, it may be a natural occurrence for certain relationships to foster: friendships, romantic, or otherwise. I speak with a client who goes by the name of Drew, to join me on the podcast this week. Drew, a client based in Vancouver, Canada, shares with us his experiences with companions. He has been seeing sex workers for a few years now whom have celebrated and partook in milestone moments in his life. Over the course of these years, Drew has dated two escorts in his past. When he retold his story to me, it’s clear that there was some manipulation and deception in these relationships. It’s interesting because some may say that yes, this is our business and not to cross lines which is totally fine with me, but to clearly lead people on? That’s not how I personally conduct my business but some people do maintain that clear boundary which begs the question: can real relationships grow from transactional ones? We dig deeper into this conversation and I invited the audience to share their opinions and believe me, it wasn’t as one-sided as you might think! Listen to this episode with an open mind – it might broaden your perspective! twitter.com/yourAZNdude Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:03:01
September 05, 2021
#84 - A Not-so-Cryptic Take on Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity w/ Paul Jones of Natterish.com
#84 - A Not-so-Cryptic Take on Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity w/ Paul Jones of Natterish.com
Whew, last week was a doozy! Back to your regular scheduled programming which was so on-point amidst all of the recent controversy with OnlyFans lately (considering I pre-recorded this episode a week before the fiasco even went down!). I speak with Paul Jones, a veteran sex worker based in London, the UK, of natterish.com and badbutlerxxx.com about protecting your online identity and safety through various fintech apps, website creation and maintenance and wading into the territory of cryptocurrency. Paul, who has built sex worker-friendly platforms and websites for decades, speaks to us about what to look out for when you are building your own personalized website for sex work, being mindful of what legislation you would fall under, how to accept payment, types of payment that is best for sex workers and more. Because there has been so much rising interest within the realm of cryptocurrency in the past few years, we also chat about that as well from a perspective of what crypto platforms (and for the sake of this episode, we speak mainly in regards to Bitcoin) are out there, what’s available for sex workers and clients to use, a brief understanding and explanation of how it works and what scams to avoid. Honestly, I’ll probably have to do a future episode breaking it down even further past this overview but Paul provided a great explanation (which I’m still wrapping my head around!) on how this may be a viable option for sex workers in protecting your money. PS. Paul is offering an amazing promotion now for sex workers in the industry that if you need a website, he will build it and you PAY NOTHING until January 2022. Tell him I sent you! twitter.com/pauljonesAIR Badbutlerxxx.com Natterish.com Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:05:32
August 29, 2021
BONUS - RIP OnlyFans
BONUS - RIP OnlyFans
RIP OnlyFans. It was bound to happen, sooner or later. It's just me this week for an early and emergency-style BONUS episode. If you’ve been living under a rock lately or have been disconnected over the past 48 hours, you might be surprised to hear of the new changes to OnlyFans’ Acceptable Use Policy coming into effect on October 1st, 2021. On Thursday, August 19, 2021, OnlyFans announced that they were to be banning sexually explicit content from their platform. What does this exactly entail? Who’s affected by it? What other platforms can sex workers move onto? I answer all of these questions and address all of the major concerns surrounding the platform, including the motivations behind it including pressure from big banks and payment processors, OnlyFans cleansing its “porn” reputation, its new verification process, and so much more. *Please note that I recorded this episode earlier this afternoon on Friday, August 20th and once I finished recorded, checked my email and saw that OnlyFans has, indeed, confirmed the changes in a statement. My in-real-time reaction can be listened to at the 46:00-minute mark which further confirmed my suspicious which were raised earlier in the episode. A list of some other SW-friendly (as of 2021) platforms: AVN Stars MFC Chaturbate ManyVids Clips4Sale Fansly Just for Fans FanCentro Admire Me Iz My Girl SnapChat Premium Don’t forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
52:59
August 21, 2021
#83 - Costuming and Cosplay: Sewing Along Craftmanship, Creativity and Fetishization w/ Serena Rayne
#83 - Costuming and Cosplay: Sewing Along Craftmanship, Creativity and Fetishization w/ Serena Rayne
Sooo excited about this episode! We all know how much fun it is to be on stage (or maybe you don’t do stage) or atleast how fun it is to play dress up in our respective lines of work. Whether it's dainty lingerie, something silky and sultry, or maybe it's campy, there is always an artist behind the outfit. This week, I bring on Alberta-based dancer, Serena Rayne, to speak abut her love for anime (Japanese animation), cosplay, and sewing. Because we were (and are) anime geeks, we gush about our favourite shows, what we grow up with and how it influenced us. Anime played a major role in Serena's life which led her to working at fellow princess parties and later, channeling those costumes on stage as a stripper. Serena now creates all of her costumes from scratch which is super impressive since she is completely self-taught! But can a white woman playing dress up be equally as harmful, opposite of the fantasy they are portraying? Because some costumes are dangerously close to emanating culture, traditions and bear cultural significance, we just had to speak about appropriation and the fetishization of costumes and how that may further perpetuate negative stereotypes about certain races, genders and so on. Even if you aren't an anime lover, tune in because Serena provides so much great insight on all of these topics as mentioned above! @serena_rayne_sgh Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! @strippedbysia @siasteph twitter.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com https://www.patreon.com/Strippedbysia
01:01:54
August 15, 2021