Audacia Ray
Audacia "Dacia" Ray is an American author whose work covers the topics of sexuality
Human sexuality
Human sexuality is the awareness of gender differences, and the capacity to have erotic experiences and responses. Human sexuality can also be described as the way someone is sexually attracted to another person whether it is to opposite sexes , to the same sex , to either sexes , or not being...

 and culture, with a focus on the influences of modern technology. She is also a sex worker rights
Sex worker rights
The term sex worker rights encompasses a variety of aims being pursued globally by individuals and organizations that specifically involve the human and labor rights of sex workers....

 advocate and leads media skills workshop
A workshop is a room or building which provides both the area and tools that may be required for the manufacture or repair of manufactured goods...

s intended to better equip sex worker
Sex worker
A sex worker is a person who works in the sex industry. The term is usually used in reference to those in the sex industry that actually provide such sexual services, as opposed to management and staff of such industries...

s to deal with interviews. She is a former editor
Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey information through the processes of correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate, and complete...

 of $pread Magazine and her company, Waking Vixen Productions, began as a personal blog in 2004 and now produces multi-media content in an effort to raise sexuality awareness taking advantage of social media
Social media
The term Social Media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0,...

 technologies. In 2010, Audacia Ray was named New York's Best Sex Blogger of the year by Village Voice.


Audacia Ray has authored the following books:
  • Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads, and Cashing in on Internet Sexploration, 2007, ISBN 1580052096

Advocacy and activism

Beginning as an assistant curator for New York City's Museum of Sex
Museum of Sex
The Museum of Sex, also known as MoSex, is a sex museum located at 233 Fifth Avenue near 27th Street in Manhattan, New York City. It opened on October 5, 2002.-History:...

 in 2002, Audacia Ray has since been an Executive Editor of $pread Magazine for three years. In 2007, she authored Naked on the Internet in order "to make people less afraid of the internet and what's going on, especially with women's sexuality", described as "a survey of what women are up to online" on the Internet television
Internet television
Internet television is the digital distribution of television content via the Internet...

 show Geek Entertainment TV hosted by Violet Blue
Violet Blue (author)
Violet Blue is an American writer and sex educator.Blue wrote a weekly sex column for the San Francisco Chronicle. In her podcast, Open Source Sex, she reads erotica and discusses topics such as fetishes and oral sex. She also has a video blog. Blue wrote a feature about porn for women which was...


Since 2008, Audacia Ray has served as the Program Officer for the Online Communications and Campaigns division of the International Women's Health Coalition. She was interviewed on CNN
Cable News Network is a U.S. cable news channel founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage, and the first all-news television channel in the United States...

's Prime News regarding the sex scandal that resulted in Governor Eliot Spitzer
Eliot Spitzer
Eliot Laurence Spitzer is an American lawyer, former Democratic Party politician, and political commentator. He was the co-host of In the Arena, a talk-show and punditry forum broadcast on CNN until CNN cancelled his show in July of 2011...

's resignation from public office as well as being sourced for an article by Elizabeth Landau on the same issue. In 2010, she appeared on Fox News discussing the controversy over New York City schoolteacher
A teacher or schoolteacher is a person who provides education for pupils and students . The role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out at a school or other place of formal education. In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher must first obtain specified professional...

 and former sex worker
Sex worker
A sex worker is a person who works in the sex industry. The term is usually used in reference to those in the sex industry that actually provide such sexual services, as opposed to management and staff of such industries...

Melissa Petro.

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