Sierra Cooper (not her real name, story subjects remained anonymous) is a mom and she's sold used panties and performed web camming. While being a mother is the most important aspect of her life, Cooper thinks it's important to remember her autonomy as a human being. Following the birth of her son, Cooper suffered from postpartum depression and anxiety. To combat this, Cooper joined a secret Facebook group for moms to discuss their sexuality. Through the group, Cooper found panty selling and took the opportunity to not only have a "dirty little secret" but to bring in a bit of extra income. The extra income was needed for the couple as Cooper wanted to continue as a stay-at-home mom and it worked as an outlet for Sierra to explore her sexuality in ways she hadn't had a chance to before. The internet has made sex work more easily accessible for many women in all walks of life, including motherhood.
(Included in "Not Safe for Work")
Brandon, my boyfriend, and I apologize to each other after a fight. He and I have been together since Oct. 2018 and have scarcely spent a night apart. Moving in together at the beginning of this year seemed like a natural next step. We'd been living together for barely a month when shelter-in-place was initiated. He went to work, I stayed home and he was close to my only human interaction for weeks. His life hardly changed when the virus hit but everything changed for me. We fight more frequently now than we have ever, COVID-19 and living together has revealed issues in ourselves and our relationship that neither of us realized were there. Living with a significant other for the first time during this time has been difficult in ways I could have never imagined. We have reached new levels of intimacy and new levels of annoyance. We each have issues to work through and we are learning how to do that together while also learning to live in a new world.
(Included in "Shelter-in-Place")