Loretta Chao is creating articles, videos and podcasts
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patrons

$45
per month
Thank you so much to my Patrons! Your contributions, input and support show that independent, ethical content creation is possible.



Hi all! I'm an independent journalist covering human sexuality, and founder of The Sex Reporter, a website for sex positive journalism.

I was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for almost 12 years, covering business, technology, China and Brazil, which required an open-minded and objective approach to complex industries, economies and cultures. I specialized in finding and identifying the stories on any given topic that were most important to tell, reporting the facts, and relaying the information in a way that was accessible to readers and viewers across the globe.

It was a GREAT gig. But at the end of 2016, I decided to tackle a topic that isn't a core focus in mainstream media: sex. The way I see it, sex is deeply embedded in the foundation of our lives and the economy. From the multi-billion dollar sex industry itself, to healthcare, public policy, technology, religion, education, commerce—you name it—it’s hard to find a corner of society that isn’t touched by sex. Plus, it's so much fun to discuss!

I decided to approach the subject would be as an independent writer, while promoting other sex positive journalists who are doing the same, on TheSexReporter.com.



Patreon is one way to make this process more collaborative, and lets me connect more deeply with those who believe in my work. I also want to show that it can be sustainable to be an independent journalist, and part of that model is a revenue model that isn't overly reliant on advertising and traffic.

By becoming a Patron, you can show your support for independent content creation by giving a little bit each month. You'll get exclusive behind-the-scenes content like uncut interviews and detailed, private updates on the project I have in the works, including articles, videos, and podcasts.



TheSexReporter.com is self-funded, and has only been possible thanks to the generosity of friends, family and members of the sex positive community who've contributed their time, energy, skills and moral support. 

As many freelance journalists and independent creators will tell you, there isn't a lot of money in this business—far from enough for everything that goes into reporting, including time, energy, audiovisual equipment, hosting, travel, telecommunications and more. Your contribution will help maintain the site, and eventually pay for original content by other awesome sex positive journalists and creators.



No worries! You can also help by sharing my content, subscribing to my Youtube channel, and giving your feedback. Rest assured that I am always doing everything I can to be able to continue working on my mission.

For those of you who have pledged support, thank you so much! Your contribution helps not only to normalize healthy, informed reporting, and diverse discussions on sex, but the overall effort to empower independent journalists to serve their readers and viewers above all else.
Tiers
Behind-the-scenes content
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
  • EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: To do the best reporting, I talk to a LOT of people, and it's almost always a fascinating conversation. Not all of it makes it into the final product. As a Patron you'll get to access it for an exclusive peek into the reporting process.
  • VOTE FOR COVERAGE: With so much to cover, it's hard to get to everything. But as a Patron you get to weigh in on what topics are worth tackling.

Early VIP access
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • SNEAK PEAK: You'll get access to some upcoming content releases, before anyone else.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Access to Loretta
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
  • LIVE Q&A: Ask me about the reporting process, about a sex or relationship-related issue, or anything, really, in exclusive Q&A sessions with other Patrons.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Special shoutout
$20 or more per month 1 patron
  • SHOUTOUT: Your name in the credits of my videos!
  • THE BOOK: A signed copy of my book when it's published (Note: It will be a while).
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$45 of $250 per month
This will help maintain the site and allow me to dedicate more of my time to reporting better content for you.
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Thank you so much to my Patrons! Your contributions, input and support show that independent, ethical content creation is possible.



Hi all! I'm an independent journalist covering human sexuality, and founder of The Sex Reporter, a website for sex positive journalism.

I was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for almost 12 years, covering business, technology, China and Brazil, which required an open-minded and objective approach to complex industries, economies and cultures. I specialized in finding and identifying the stories on any given topic that were most important to tell, reporting the facts, and relaying the information in a way that was accessible to readers and viewers across the globe.

It was a GREAT gig. But at the end of 2016, I decided to tackle a topic that isn't a core focus in mainstream media: sex. The way I see it, sex is deeply embedded in the foundation of our lives and the economy. From the multi-billion dollar sex industry itself, to healthcare, public policy, technology, religion, education, commerce—you name it—it’s hard to find a corner of society that isn’t touched by sex. Plus, it's so much fun to discuss!

I decided to approach the subject would be as an independent writer, while promoting other sex positive journalists who are doing the same, on TheSexReporter.com.



Patreon is one way to make this process more collaborative, and lets me connect more deeply with those who believe in my work. I also want to show that it can be sustainable to be an independent journalist, and part of that model is a revenue model that isn't overly reliant on advertising and traffic.

By becoming a Patron, you can show your support for independent content creation by giving a little bit each month. You'll get exclusive behind-the-scenes content like uncut interviews and detailed, private updates on the project I have in the works, including articles, videos, and podcasts.



TheSexReporter.com is self-funded, and has only been possible thanks to the generosity of friends, family and members of the sex positive community who've contributed their time, energy, skills and moral support. 

As many freelance journalists and independent creators will tell you, there isn't a lot of money in this business—far from enough for everything that goes into reporting, including time, energy, audiovisual equipment, hosting, travel, telecommunications and more. Your contribution will help maintain the site, and eventually pay for original content by other awesome sex positive journalists and creators.



No worries! You can also help by sharing my content, subscribing to my Youtube channel, and giving your feedback. Rest assured that I am always doing everything I can to be able to continue working on my mission.

For those of you who have pledged support, thank you so much! Your contribution helps not only to normalize healthy, informed reporting, and diverse discussions on sex, but the overall effort to empower independent journalists to serve their readers and viewers above all else.

Recent posts by Loretta Chao

Tiers
Behind-the-scenes content
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
  • EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: To do the best reporting, I talk to a LOT of people, and it's almost always a fascinating conversation. Not all of it makes it into the final product. As a Patron you'll get to access it for an exclusive peek into the reporting process.
  • VOTE FOR COVERAGE: With so much to cover, it's hard to get to everything. But as a Patron you get to weigh in on what topics are worth tackling.

Early VIP access
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • SNEAK PEAK: You'll get access to some upcoming content releases, before anyone else.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Access to Loretta
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
  • LIVE Q&A: Ask me about the reporting process, about a sex or relationship-related issue, or anything, really, in exclusive Q&A sessions with other Patrons.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Special shoutout
$20 or more per month 1 patron
  • SHOUTOUT: Your name in the credits of my videos!
  • THE BOOK: A signed copy of my book when it's published (Note: It will be a while).
  • Plus all previous rewards