Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn


Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn is a series of essays, blog posts, and stories surveying more than a decade of poignant journalistic accounts from internationally recognized writer, actor, and pornographer Stoya.

Stoya provides crucial examinations of systemic biases toward sex workers and how sexuality is reflected in society. Stoya often points her journalistic lens inward, providing us with personal, illustriously detailed stories of her life, her collaborators, and how she has built a flourishing media haven in the face of a culture that is still learning how to handle public discourses on sex work.

“She casually drops one-liners that could be essays in themselves.”—James Reith, The Guardian

Cover design by Shaun Roberts. Interior layout by Ian DeLucca. Illustrations by Dana Fiona.

152 pages, softcover (matte), 4.25 x 7 inches.

ISBN 978-1-945649-21-9



author information

Stoya has been a pornographer since 2006 and a writer since 2012. She has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, Playboy, and others. She has acted in Serbian sci-fi feature Ederlezi Rising and two of Dean Haspiel’s plays, in Brooklyn and Manhattan. She lives with two cats and a platonic domestic partner named Steve.