Courtney Kocak

Courtney is a Los Angeles-based writer and podcaster. She’s written for The Washington Post, LA Times and Amazon’s Emmy-winning animated series Danger & Eggs. She also hosts Private Parts Unknown, a podcast about love and sexuality around the world.

All Articles From Courtney Kocak

How the Country’s Only Unionized Strippers Won Their Battle

Star Garden dancers finally received union recognition after a 15-month organizing effort

Ask a Local: LA's Best Tattoo Artists and Armenian Restaurants

Alvin Liam Archibald of Ephemeral Tattoo shares his recommendations across the city

Meet the Artist Behind Doc Johnson’s Sex Toys

Have you ever thought about who crafted the veins on your dildo?

The Los Angeles Sex Work State of the Union

Two years after pandemic restrictions radically changed their industry, local sex workers share their experiences with COVID, AB-5 and divisions within their community

My Masochistic Five-Day Water Fast Was the Ultimate Reset

Autophagy isn’t just for tech bros: A trip inside Santa Rosa’s TrueNorth Health Center

A Weekend at Joshua Tree, With a Case of Psychedelic Water

Test-driving a brand new, entirely legal take on tripping in the desert

Welcome to Speed Golf, A Sport for Maniacs Who Also Golf

I spent a round with the fellows who recently founded the LA chapter. They finished in 77 minutes.