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Bound, not Gagged is a collective effort of sex workers and  advocacy groups supporting sex workers in their efforts to speak out about media's treatment of sex work. It began as a media critique of the Deborah Jeane Palfrey scandal in Washington DC.

The blog includes personal stories, commentary and analysis from sex workers around the country and press/media resources. This project is a collaboration of the Desiree Alliance and allied organizations. More information about who we are is available at the blog.

We encourage you to get involved! You can email your stories anonymously to with the word "Post" in the subject, or you can register at the site and post for yourself by sending an email to the same address.

You can also make a submission by phone:

Call 206-339-4448. You will hear the default greeting. To personalize your greeting, press the star (*) key as soon as K7 answers. Enter your 4-digit security code: 7377. Just follow the instructions to record your personal greeting. We will post your comment as an audio file at the site, or if you ask us to, we will transcribe it.

Media Spokesperson Information:

If you'd like to have media calls referred to you, please fill out the following information. It is okay to mark more than one option. If you have multiple identities that you'd like to use for different topics or media, fill out one form for each identity.

If you prefer, you can copy the form, paste it to an email, and send to

If you prefer to print it out and fax it, call Stacey toll free at: 866-525-7967 extension 702. Click here to download a copy in Word format (will open in new window).

Name (public-pseudonym ok)
Email address:
Location where you're available:
Choose one:  
I prefer my contact info not be shared with the media (we will send you the contact info to respond to a media inquiry).
It is okay to give my email/phone to journalists.
I can speak to the media as:
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If you chose "other" above, fill in:
I can address these topics:
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I am an expert in (be specific):
I will participate in the following media:
I have writing/audio/ video to submit to the media kit or blog:
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Desiree Alliance is a coalition of sex workers, health professionals, social scientists, professional sex educators and their supporting networks. We seek to encourage a better understanding of human sexuality by promoting ethical and unbiased research into sexual subcultures; to promote saner and more sensible approaches to policies relating to adult sexual health and behavior. We use this information to educate and empower the public to have healthy and rational attitudes about sexuality.

Desiree Alliance is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit.



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