Rough Trade: COVID-19 Has Put Denver’s BDSM Businesses in a Bind

“While other businesses have found some government relief, Elle says that her operation, though legal, is excluded from federal financial support programs. COVID-relief loans and grants are not available for businesses that are “prurient,” according to most application guidelines. Now, people in the erotic industry are negotiating an impossible bind: whether to keep operating at risk of spreading the virus, or shut down temporarily and possibly lose their employment permanently.”

https://www.westword.com/arts/denver-bdsm-scene-gets-a-covid-19-flogging-11836852