ALEXANDRA MESSINA is author of the upcoming SONG OF THE BALALAIKA: An Erotic Romance (coming July 16). She is also a sexual communication workshop leader and outreach educator to women, including those women working in sexually oriented businesses.

In her blog, Latex, Moonlight, and Velvet, Alexandra shares what she experiences on the job and her observations on sexuality and eroticizing safer sex. What she learns from the strippers, models, and tanning salon specialists she meets along the way is often funny and sometimes poignant. Look for the form on this page to sign-up for updates.