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Sex Workers Peer At The Universe Through A Telescope

Prostitutes, unless they’re the totally unrealistic Julia-Roberts-In-“Pretty-Woman” kind, are rarely given much cultural consideration outside of a very narrow scope. When you become a prostitute, it seems, you give up…

Julie Gerstein | July 21, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Man Calls 911 Because His “Prostitute Is Too Ugly”

Emergency services are there for you to call when you’re short on Kool-Aid and weed, or to bitch about your mom, or, in the case of an unnamed British guy in…

Julie Gerstein | June 14, 2013 - 4:30 pm

French Director Francois Ozon Says Lots Of Women Fantasize About Being Prostitutes

Francois Ozon: I think women understand the film more than men. … I think women can really be connected with this girl because it’s a fantasy of many women to do…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Mayoral Candidate Linda Fondren Reveals Prostitution Past

Plenty of politicians are whores to big business. But Vicksburg, Mississippi, mayoral candidate Linda Fondren has opened up about her own actual sex work past: she literally used to work…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2013 - 3:40 pm

“Dead” Prostitute Comes Back To Life In Coffin

And you thought you had a rough day at the office: a prostitute in Zimbabwe passed out during sex with her john. As she was being placed inside a coffin,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Today In People Are Horrible: You Have To Pay To Get Your Name Off “Potential Prostitutes” Web Site

PotentialProstitutes.com is a hideous new website that posts the photos, locations and phone numbers of women who it deems might be sex workers. Many of the pics appear to be…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Zurich Solves Its Prostitute Problem With Sex Boxes

Prostitutes — out of sight, out of mind. At least that’s what the government of Zurich, Switzerland, is hoping for. That’s why they’ve created drive-in sex boxes, which will accommodate…

Julie Gerstein | December 1, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Charlie Sheen Allegedly Bought A Prostitute Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery

Never let it be said that Charlie Sheen is not a philanthropist: he has allegedly paid for vaginal rejuvenation surgery and a car for one of his favorite prostitutes.

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Should Cabbies Be Punished For Knowingly Driving Prostitutes?

We can all agree that sex trafficking of women and girls is abhorrent and should be illegal. Maybe we won’t agree about whether consensual sex work should be legal. (I…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2012 - 4:20 pm

A Sex Video That Will Surprise You

Human trafficking is the number two most lucrative illegal industry — behind drug trafficking — in the world. Because of its clandestine nature it’s difficult to gauge the extent of…

Julie Gerstein | May 16, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Morning Quickies: John Edwards Denies He Hired A Prostitute

John Edwards denied a report yesterday that in 2007 he hired a prostitute working for Anna Gristina, a New York City madam recently busted by investigators. A news site…

Jessica Wakeman | March 23, 2012 - 10:40 am

8 Life Lessons From A 52-Year-Old Prostitute

Last month, The New York Times profiled Barbara Terry, a 52-year-old prostitute living in the Bronx section of New York City who’s been working as a lady of the night…

Julie Gerstein | January 24, 2012 - 10:20 am

DSK Is Shocked — Shocked! — To Hear Women He Slept With Are Prostitutes

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, is either the world’s worst liar or the world’s biggest egotist.

He’s the world’s worst liar if he…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2012 - 4:40 pm

France Considers Prostitution Ban

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is crying into his champagne: politicians are considering a ban on prostitution in France. The law would make it illegal to pay for sex, punishing johns with six…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2011 - 9:20 am

Get Paid To Date (Er, Escort?) On WhatsYourPrice.com

Don’t waste your precious time and money on dinner and drinks with a fugly troll. And don’t be punished for your “high standards.”

Instead, pay the beautiful ladies…

Jessica Wakeman | October 20, 2011 - 9:40 am

“NY Post” In Trouble For Accusing Hotel Maid Of Prostitution

Fireworks weren’t the only thing exploding over 4th of July weekend: that’s also when The New York Post published a scathing front-page article about the hotel maid who accused ex-IMF…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Dominique Strauss-Kahn May Argue Maid He Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Is A Prostitute

Warning: the following blog post will make you stabby. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the ex-chief of the International Monetary Fund who is accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 26, 2011 - 4:20 pm

The Real Life “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” Brooke Magnanti Wrote A Book About Sexonomics

In November 2009, Dr. Brooke Magnanti bravely outed herself as the “Belle du Jour,” a former sex worker whose blog Diary of a London Call Girl went on to become…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Billie Piper On “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl,” Sex Work And Feminism

“When I first started playing [Belle/Hannah], when I first read the script, I found it very hard to believe that those kind of women in that profession really [could be…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2011 - 10:20 am

Lawrence Taylor Gets Slap On The Wrist For Raping Underage Prostitute

If you’re going to rape a 16-year-old prostitute, I recommend being a highly paid professional athlete. Last May, Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2011 - 5:20 pm
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