Whore Next Door: Game of Whores

Siouxsie Q.
3 min readFeb 12, 2022

Two years ago, my boyfriend Sam and I started podcasting about Game of Thrones, which concluded its sixth season this past Sunday.

It took me a moment to warm to the World of Ice and Fire when the series first premiered, but the promise of dragons, sword fights, zombies — and nudity (thanks, HBO!) — kept me coming back each week until I was officially hooked, despite myriad hard-to-remember names and backstories.

Sam, however, has a much more intense relationship with the Seven Kingdoms.

Prior to his current life as a podcast producer and independent fetish pornographer, Sam was the tiniest nerd, reading the heaviest of books in the most hostile of lands.

Westeros is violent — but it doesn’t hold a candle to a West Texas middle school in the early 1990s, especially for boys who occasionally liked to kiss other boys.

Escaping into George R. R. Martin’s fantasy realm of political intrigue, bubbling revolution, and Machiavellian romance served as a vital avenue of escape while Sam served his time as a queer youth inside a red state.

Though we approached the fandom from different origins, as adult-industry professionals we share a deep appreciation that Game of Thrones’ producers hires sex workers for the many roles that require nudity or simulation of actual sex.

“That’s actually being pro-sex work,” Sam says, “hiring sex workers.”

We hoped that someday our little podcast would be cool enough to host a sex worker who’d appeared in the series; a few weeks ago, we got our wish.

An Australian named Aeryn Walker, also known as “Naughty Nerdy,” emailed me with the subject line, “I was on Game of Thrones: would love to tell you about it.”

Sam and I danced around the living room, high-fiving each other and reveling in what felt like hitting the sex nerd jackpot.

A week later, we Skyped with Walker, who sat sipping her morning tea on the other side of the world.

To our delight, within a few moments, we realized that Walker was of the same clan as Sam and I: nerdy queer perverts with multifaceted sex work resumes and a preoccupation with social justice.

Like many of the workers in our “small council,” Walker’s website offers custom kink videos, a sex and geek blog, and escort services that are legal — but heavily regulated — in Melbourne, where…

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Siouxsie Q.

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