Posts tagged "brothels"

Visit A Brothel Without Ever Setting Foot In One

Photographer Marc McAndrews spent five years photographing 33 of Nevada's brothels, which are featured in the book Nevada Rose: Inside the American Brothel.  McAndrews says the project started with curiosity and evolved into an impressive body of work: “I had all these preconceived ideas running around my head about what they were like and what…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 23, 2013

What Not To Say To A Madam

It's not every day you come across a bona fide madam. But Susan Austin is exactly that. She resurrected The World Famous Mustang Ranch, the first and oldest legal brothel in America, in 2007. The crazy, earlier days of the bordello are the subject of the film "Love Ranch," which comes out later this month.
By: Asylum / June 20, 2010

In 2010, Bordello Chic Is The New Home Decor Trend

The LA Times takes a closer look at "bordello chic," the latest trend in interior design that is sexing up businesses and nightclubs on the Left Coast. At club Voyeur, the chairs are all SM-themed, with lace-up corsets, leather straps, and restraint harnesses. Taking a nod from old-fashioned men's clubs and bordellos, the…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 5, 2010

Want A Discount At The Brothel? Bike There!

When you think of environmental consciousness, your probably flashes to organic-food eating, composting, solar-energy-loving people. Not whore houses. But a Berlin brothel owner is hoping to make an impact by offering a $7 discount (off the $100 for a 45-minute session) for patrons that arrive on bicycles. Since 2002, Germany has given legit labor contract…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2009

Cash-Strapped Olympian Opens A Brothel

Embedded video from Logan Campbell, a cash-strapped Olympic hopeful, recently opened a gentlemen's club in New Zealand so he could raise money and continue the intensive training that he needs to make it to the 2012 London Games. Campbell reportedly needs to raise about $190,000 over the next two years to prepare to…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 13, 2009

The World’s Tiniest Brothel

Leanne Eisen is a Toronto-based artist who creates dollhouse scenes that depict the human condition. One of her most intriguing photo-based series is "Play," for which Eisen built miniature replicas of brothel interiors. While most dollhouses contain scenes of perfect domesticity, Eisen's rooms allow viewers a downsized peek inside the mostly…
By: Susannah Breslin / March 20, 2009

Amsterdam Is Ridding Itself Of Sin

Amsterdam, known by many for its drugs and its brothels, is trying to clean up its image. The city council's finance chief has a vision of people walking through Amsterdam's China Town and the city's old ramparts, followed by a cappuccino next to the city's oldest church. The problem is, there isn't a place to…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 9, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Brothel Business, A Risque Running Outfit, And A Bachelorette Breakup

Even brothels are seeing a decrease in business due to the economic recession. [LA Times] A 27-year-old man from Great Britain ran the New York Marathon on Sunday wearing a Borat-style neon green bathing suit. We bet he had some serious rubbing thanks to the thong banana hammock. [Gothamist]…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 4, 2008

Prostitution: To Legalize Or Not?

After last week's post about proposed legislation in San Francisco that would decriminalize prostitution and our poll that indicated that 73% of you not only supported decriminalization but legalization as well, we decided to take a more in-depth look at both. After the jump, we break down the differences and the pro…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: A Blow Up Bra, Brothels, And Sexual Violence

A long time ago, an inflatable bra that a woman wore on an airplane popped as they went over the Andes Mountains. They had to make stop and she was turned over to police because they thought it might have been a bomb. Lesson learned: Be happy with what you've got. [NPR]…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 30, 2008

Wednesday Quickies!

A documentary covering Heidi Fleiss's attempt to open a legal all-male brothel for women in Nevada premiere's July 21 on HBO. [W] A 15-year-old in Canton, OH (where I grew up!) sends or receives about 15,000 text messages a month. She has an unlimited texting plan. [WEWS Cleveland] Did you know…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 25, 2008

The Last Of The Bordellos

The oldest bordello in Hamburg, Germany, is closing this April, but it isn't the customers who frequented Hotel Luxor who are at a loss. No, it's the four remaining prostitutes. "The end won't be easy for me. I've been in the business since 1988. I like to pole dance and get guys excited," said "Nicole,"…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 17, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: DNA Dating, A Month-Long Sex Quest, Art In Paris, And A Canadian Co-Op

Dating site ScientificMatch.com has users send in a sample of their DNA so that matches can be made based on immune system genes, along with the usual personality preferences. "Nature wants us to breed with others that have different immune system genes than ours," said Chris Holz, Scientific Match's co-founder. [The Daily Free…
By: Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: A Defective Sex Doll, A Matthew McConaughey Movie, And A Free Brothel

A sex shop in Transylvania was fined $1,200 after a man complained that the sex doll he bought there deflated too quickly. They also had to provide him with a new doll. [Courier Mail (Australia)] Do exes haunt you? Because they haunt Matthew McConaughey. In next year’s movie The Ghost of Girlfriends Past, McConaughey…
By: Catherine Strawn / February 4, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: A Brothel Sticker, Dinosaur Sex, And A Cautionary Tale

The Design Museum will feature this sticker in its "Designs of the Year" show. Print a copy and tape it to your door so the neighbors won’t have any questions about your lifestyle. [Creative Review blog] Scientists have discovered evidence that three young dinosaurs were having sex (and getting pregnant) while still in their…
By: Catherine Strawn / January 15, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: A Wife In A Brothel, A Man In A Wedding Dress, And A Reason For Divorce

A Polish man stopped by his local brothel only to find his wife working there. There goes that 14-year marriage. [Reuters] More men than women (22 percent vs. 11 percent) cite sex as the reason for their divorce. We could have guessed that. [Divorce360] A man’s family found out he was a transvestite…
By: Catherine Strawn / January 10, 2008