GoAskAlex has been doing various forms of sex work for around eight years now, with a current focus on subscription sites, advocacy work and adult videos. We spoke to Alex a few months back about her background and work, exploring how previous experiences come together to create a present — and a future!
You can read that full interview right here: “GoAskAlex! No really: Go ask Alex”
Alex recently launched a new YouTube page, which is especially interesting when you consider some aspects of her bio. It states that:
GoAskAlex is an adult model, onscreen performer and sex educator with the distinction of being the industry’s first-ever ostomate since receiving a life-changing surgery in 2019: “My small intestine was diverted out through my abdomen, and I now wear a permanent medical device.”
The auburn-haired British Columbia, Canada native — who launched her adult career in 2014 as a webcam model and online companion — has since taken the opportunity to use her high-profile platform to advocate for disabled and underrepresented bodies in adult media.
Alex’s work demonstrates how a person can leverage their unique experiences to help create awareness and enhance a sense of community within a stigmatized space. Because though Alex’s circumstances are extremely unique, even by “everyone brings something unique to the table” standards, her advocacy work helps highlight several themes that can connect with us all: There is space for everyone in this industry, sexuality and desire are multifaceted and complex (there is no One Way) and we are all managing and navigating with something.
In other words, sharing that special something about one’s self can actually help others connect with their own power and presence. Pretty powerful stuff!
Here’s some press material about Alex’s new channel, with an emphasis on this specific Q&A, which you can see below.
(Los Angeles, CA / December 30, 2021) – GoAskAlex (GoAskAlexOnline.com) is updating fans on her health two years after having her entire colon removed from a 2019 ileostomy due to ulcerative colitis in a brand-new YouTube post.
The auburn-haired performer, artist, model and influencer gathered questions from her social media pages and addresses them in an emotional 29-minute video. “We’re all learning together!” she exclaims as she answers a list of queries.
“I don’t miss constantly being in pain, bleeding, having emergencies and urgency when I’m out in public,” she explains in the video. “The dietary changes are quite intense… I think I’m going to be okay with eating a well-balanced diet… it’s really hydration what I need to worry about.”
Alex adds that with the ileostomy, she is totally cured of her autoimmune disease “but I still experience some and cramping if I eat too much too fast, I don’t really have a lot of control over my gas output, which is awkward and I’m more dehydrated… but aside from that… I’m pretty much totally symptom-free, and it’s really fucking cool to say that.
“I was diagnosed when I was ten, but I was sick a long time before then… my entire life and childhood was spent in pain and humiliation, and now I have so much freedom… I’m ready to actually start living my life.”
Alex noted that “when people describe their ideal sexual partner, they don’t usually describe a pouch attached to their abdomen… for me to accept the fact that one day when I have a partner, they will have to look past that — that there is a part of me that someone will have to look past, it’s really challenging… when there are so many beautiful people that don’t have this. It’s difficult to look at it and see it in the mirror and know that that’s my life.”
She concludes that while the four-hour life-changing operation was worth it, “I don’t feel like I really had a choice… this is just the next step in my life and this is what my life looks like now and I’m just going to live the best life I can.”
Erika is a sex positive people watcher (and writer). Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.