'Be curious, not judgemental'
We are proudly sex-positive. An inter-disciplainry, pro-sex worker rights hub, dedicated to exploring the history of human sexuality and challenging shame and stigma.
Whores of Yore is an online project that works to make research on sexuality and the history of sex accessible to the general public. The Twitter feed brings images, anecdotes, documents, trivia and cutting edge research to the incurably curious; providing a platform for academics, sex workers, activists and the general public to engage, debate and crowd source knowledge exchange. It is an important tool in contextualising current debates around sexuality, gender and cultural attitudes to sex. The website provides a space where leading academics, activists and sex workers can submit articles, podcasts and signpost their research. The site is a research hub and image archive that allows viewers to see how constructions of sexuality, beauty and erotica have changed, and invites questioning on what this reveals about contemporary narratives around sexuality.
We are here to educate, amuse, titillate, and illuminate the realities of sex-work, historically and in the modern age.
Featuring regular submissions from academics worldwide, and thousands of supporters, we hold a treasure trove of resources right your fingertips. We are in a process of continual growth and expansion - so, if you would like to add your voice and / or research to the archives, please fill out the contact form.