Posts tagged "prostitution"

Iceland Bans All Strip Clubs

Iceland has passed a law to shut down all strip clubs, making it illegal for any business to profit from the nudity of its employees. Well, duh. It's cold up there. Actually, no: politician Kolbrun Halldorsdottir, who first proposed the law, said on Wednesday, "It is not acceptable that women, or people i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2010

Swiss Prostitutes Can Save Your Life

If you are so old that having sex could stop your heart, you probably shouldn't be doing it. Unfortunately, that isn't stopping old geezers from hitting up brothels in Lugano, Switzerland, and ... dying after sexytime. Recently, after poppin' some pills to help him get it up and getting wild, an old guy's heart stopped.
By: Nikki Dowling / February 22, 2010

Your Grandma’s A Whore! Check Out “Frauenzimmer,” A New German Documentary

One film in particular has shaken up the Berlin International Film Festival taking place this week: "Frauenzimmer," a documentary by 28-year-old filmmaker Saara Aila Waasner which follows three grandmother-aged women who work as prostitutes in Germany. Yes, prostitutes! Christel, 59, boasts of the demand for older women; Paula, 49, runs a bordello…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2010

The First Male Prostidude Is A Prostidud, According To An Undercover Client

I know we’ve all been eagerly awaiting the opening of The Shady Lady Ranch since it was greenlighted a couple of weeks ago in Nevada. Good news! They hired their first dude and they are finally open for bizzness. Meet “Markus” (real name: Patrick), the first legal, male hooker at The Shady Lady Ranch.
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 3, 2010

Beware Of Your Man’s Vacation To The Dominican Republic

A few years ago a big secret was revealed: American men would flock to Brazil for secret sex getaways. But now that this is known, the Dominican Republic has replaced Brazil as the sex tourism capital, according to Keith Murphy, who wrote "Fool's Paradise" for Essence. Men, especially black men, are traveling to the D.R.
By: Annika Harris / January 27, 2010

Carrying 3 Condoms In D.C. Makes You A Prostitute

Carrying three or more condoms in Washington, D.C. isn't a sign that you're a responsible adult who has a big night ahead of you, instead it could mean you're a prostitute. Police in D.C. are setting up "Prostitution Free Zones," in which officers can arrest anyone they suspect of being a sex worker.
By: Annika Harris / January 11, 2010

Nevada OKs First “Prostidude” Ranch

The state of Nevada proved that they don’t discriminate. Officials have rubber stamped the Shady Lady Ranch, the first all-male bordello for female customers about 150 miles outside of Las Vegas. Yee-haw, cowgirls! But officials weren’t exactly kicking up their heels about the stud farm. Why? They're concerned about the health risks for the young…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 8, 2010

Free Sex With A Postcard For Delegates At The World Climate Summit

Giggle. Talk about a hilarious attempt by Gropenehagen Copenhagen’s Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard to keep a somber tone while hosting the World Climate Summit (COP15). She sent postcards out to local hotels urging COP15 guests and delegates to "Be Sustainable—Don't Buy Sex." Which is strange because prostitution has been legal in Denmark for 10…
By: Jessica Goldberg / December 8, 2009

Quotable: Ashley Dupre Is Way Classier Than Those Tiger Woods Skanks

"Here you have all these girls accepting gifts, money, trips from Tiger in exchange for sex -- all the while knowing he is married. ... And now they all can't wait to tell their stories in exchange for even more money from the tabloids? ... And I was the hooker? At least I kept my…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 4, 2009

Prostitution Is A Family Affair For “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” Blogger

Last weekend, the once-anonymous writer behind the Secret Diary Of A Call Girl books revealed her real identity. Now everyone in the world knows 34-year-old neurotoxicologist Dr. Brooke Magnanti penned the insanely popular blog, Diary Of A London Call Girl, under the nom de plume "Belle du Jour." (Which, of course, turned into…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2009

The Hooker Behind “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” Comes Clean!

For years, only six people knew the true identity of Belle, an anonymous call girl who wrote about her adventures in sex work at the blog Diary of a London Call Girl. While her blog became an international hit, she published several books, and Showtime picked up a TV series based o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2009

Female Phillies Fan Offers Sex For World Series Tickets

It's been raining cats and dogs here in New York City for the last 24 hours, but hopefully it'll clear up tonight for game one of the World Series between the Yankees and the Phillies. My die-hard Yankees fan of a husband would probably give his left ... well, let's just say he'd be…
By: Wendy Atterberry / October 28, 2009

The Difference Between A Prostitute And A Sex Therapist

Meet Mare Simone. She's a 54-year-old woman who's had sex with over 1,500 men for money but says she's not a prostitute. She's what's called a sexual therapist, a profession that involves talk therapy and sometimes, though much more rarely, actual sexual contact with clients who have a variety of sexual dysfunctions. Here…
By: Wendy Atterberry / October 27, 2009

Money Honeys: The Freakonomics Guys On The Economics Of Prostitution

If you're anything like me, the life of a high-class prostitute has intrigued you since Secret Diary Of A Call Girl. But note I said high-class prostitute: this career choice only piques my interest insofar as I could earn the big money. Lucky for me, the authors of Freakonomics figured this out.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2009

John McCain Wants President Obama To Pardon Boxer Jack Johnson

Back in the early 1900s, boxer Jack Johnson was charged with violating the Mann Act, which forbid "transporting women across state lines for immoral purposes." This act was intended to put an end to prostitution and an amended version is actually still in place. In 1913, Jackson was the first to be prosecuted…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 16, 2009

Hong Kong School Girls Dig “Compensated Dating”

Here's a skeevy trend for you. In Hong Kong, teenage girls are going on "compensated dates" after school. Basically, they go out with older men in exchange for money, but they don't see this as prostitution, because in their minds they're in control of whether or not sex is involved ... even though sex i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 14, 2009

This Week Only: Brothel Blowout Sale for Seniors!

In honor of national Seniors Week in Melbourne, Australia, grandpas and grandmas will receive lots of great perks and discounts to celebrate their vivacity, wisdom, and ... sex lives. Screw the early bird special, salacious seniors Down Under can show their card and receive discounts on, err, sexual services. From October 4 to 11 some…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 5, 2009

Would You Like Some Prostitution With Your Espresso?

At Grab-n-Go Espresso, a coffee shop featuring bikini-clad barristas in Everett, Washington, customers were allegedly getting way more than coffee and doughnuts. Before we go any further, does anyone else find it a strange concept in the first place? Sex and coffee seem like an odd pairing to me. Anyhow…5 bikini barristas between the age…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 28, 2009

Striptease With Your Latte, Sir?

I worked at a coffee shop in college. Sometimes I would throw in a free cookie to go along with a cup o' joe for my favorite customers and they would return the favor by tipping extra. But apparently I missed out on a much bigger opportunity! At a coffee shop in Everett, Washington, the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 25, 2009

Police Officer By Day, Prostitute By Night

Talk about a double life! British female police officer Victoria Thorne, 29, is on her way to jail for the next 15 months for moonlighting as a call girl at an escort agency called "Notorious Girls." The corrupt cop had been working as a prostitute since 2006 and made about $150 per hour, servicing about…
By: Nikki Dowling / September 14, 2009