$pread Magazine was an independent magazine by and for sex workers and those who support their rights. Articles were written by readers as well as by figures from academic, cultural, and literary backgrounds, most of whom are current or former sex workers. The magazine was launched on March 15, 2005 by Rachel Aimee, Rebecca Lynn, and Raven Strega. By the end of its first year, the quarterly magazine had received the Utne Independent Press Award for "Best New Title".
As of August 30, 2010, $pread has ceased printed publication due to both financial issues and not having enough people to keep the operation running.