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Taking the Guilt and Shame Out of Barebacking as a Sex Worker


From: Between Certain Death and a Possible Future


In this chapter, Lemoon discusses the impact of her bipolar disorder on her life as a sex worker, and how the public dialogue about safe sex needs to expand beyond exhortations to use condoms.



Laura Lemoon

Laura Lemoon is a queer, neurodivergent sex worker and sex trafficking survivor. Their writing, interviews, and activism work have been featured in the Huffington Post, AP News, NBC, Rolling Stone, the CBC, BuzzFeed News, and Vice. Laura has collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control, the US Department of Justice, local health departments, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as a peer adviser on issues related to HIV vulnerability among people in the sex industry. They live in Seattle with their rescue pup, Coco Bean.