Posts tagged "prostitution"

Poll: Should Call Girls Kiss & Tell?

Tracy Quan at The Daily Beast poses the question in her column this week, as Spitzer’s “matchmaker,” Kristen Davis, releases a memoir, called The Manhattan Madam, about running America’s “most successful” prostitution ring. In the book she allegedly dishes about some of her famous clients — but should she just keep her mouth shut?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 9, 2009

Chicago Sheriff Sues Craigslist

The Sheriff of Cook County is suing Craiglist. Chicagoan Tom Dart claims the site cost his department $100,000 in prostitution prosecution in 2008. Monitoring the erotic services section of the site alone has yielded big busts, including a ring of four men who were pimping girls as young as fifteen! In fact, in June 2008…

Simcha / March 8, 2009

Two Teen Girls Arrested For Pimping

Pimpin’ ain’t easy, especially when you’re a prostitute yourself. Phoenix police have arrested two 16-year-old girls for allegedly pimping other young women for prostitution. The teens, identified as Jazmine Finley and Tatiana Tye, were involved in prostitution themselves and were responsible for recruiting, teaching, and receiving money from at least five girls, ages 14 to…

Annika Harris / February 27, 2009

Spiraling Economy Spawns Freelance Dominatrixes

As the economy goes soft, some women are seeking to earn extra cash as freelance sex workers. As it turns out, there’s a market for powerful career gals who can dominate a man’s world — literally. According to Tracy Quan’s “Kinkonomics,” recently laid off ladies are freelancing as professional dominatrixes. Although sex workers generally consider…

Simcha / February 5, 2009

Debate This: Would You Exchange Sex For Money?

Last year marked a confluence of events both real (Eliot Spitzer and Ashley Dupre) and thinly fictionalized (Showtime’s “Secret Diary of A Call Girl”), that arguably made 2008 the Year of the Prostitute. A cache of articles glamorizing the oldest profession in recent months, combined with the economic tailspin, has put a question you might…

Lauren Gitlin / January 23, 2009

Is Marriage Just A Trap?

A columnist for the Guardian thinks wedlock is a nothing more than a “legalised prostitution trap cum labour exploitation racket” and any woman who gets excited about her big wedding day as she painstakingly plans every last detail is just deluding herself from the ambivalence she clearly must feel about entering into such a horrible…

Wendy Atterberry / January 15, 2009

Second Life: Virtual Reality Hooker

With over 16 million members, Second Life is the largest user created, 3-D online game world that features everything from malls to vampire castles, plus all the amenities of a faux-universe to play out your fantasies. It’s no surprise then that the sex market is strong and hi-tech hookers are cashing in — well, kind…

Simcha / January 12, 2009

Spitzer Madam Weighs In On Call Girl Profitability Of Celebrities

Kristin Davis, a New York madam whose clients included Lov Gov Eliot Spitzer, weighs on what she thinks celebrities would be worth if they were to leave behind their careers as thespians and take up working as call girls. Find out her top ten picks for celebrity escorts after the jump.

Susannah Breslin / January 5, 2009

Seven Signs You May Be Dating A Sex Maniac

At first, when we found out David Duchovny had checked himself into rehab for sex addiction, we were like, “Damn, that’s kind of hot.” But that was naive. After researching sexual addiction — earlier Susannah Breslin discussed how many think the affliction is a myth — we’re feeling some serious sympathy for his wife of…

The Frisky / December 14, 2008

Girl Talk: Do Courting Rituals Make Us Whores?

I like to think that I’m reasonably independent. I’m a modern woman, following in the charming footsteps of Mary Tyler Moore (I even have a little beret, but I don’t throw it up in the air, because I’m afraid I’d lose it). I like my work tremendously. As a result, I’m inclined to regard myself…

Jennifer Wright / December 10, 2008

Who’s Your Sugar Daddy?

This week, the female blogosphere is abuzz with chatter over a story by a college senior in Philadelphia entitled “My Sugar Daddy.” According to “Melissa Beech,” the pseudonymous author, she’s your average, upper-middle class girl: “I was blessed to have been raised with class, sent to the best schools, and taught to be well read,…

Susannah Breslin / December 3, 2008

Ashley Alexandra Dupre To Tell All To Diane Sawyer

This Friday, Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the call girl whose hotel trist with then-New York governor Eliot Spitzer led to the sex scandal of the year, will appear on ABC’s “20/20” for a sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer. If Spitzergate went down six months ago, why is Dupre talking now? Last week, the state of New…

Susannah Breslin / November 19, 2008

On The Ballot Update: Anti-Choice Measures Shot Down, Prostitution Still Illegal

So, yesterday was a historic amazing day, with the first African-American winning the Presidency of the United States. It was also a bit of letdown, as it became clear that much of America still doesn’t like the idea of gay people getting married. But there was more good news! Three anti-choice measures failed! Amendment 48…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 5, 2008

Prostitution, Gay Marriage, & Reproductive Freedom On The Ballot

While picking the next President is on everyone’s mind, what’s going on in bedrooms is on the ballot too! Many states across the country have sex-related bills all vying for votes, as Elizabeth from “Sex in the Public Square” pointed out. So, here’s what’s going down in the voting booth, after the jump…

Simcha / November 3, 2008

San Francisco Voters To Decide Whether To Decriminalize Prostitution

It’s easy to forget with a Presidential election as exciting as this one that there are actually many, many, many people and bills on the ballot November 4th besides Barack Obama and John McCain. One of the issues that got our attention early is Proposition K, a San Francisco proposal that would decriminalize prostitution i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 22, 2008

Italian Hookers Have New Habits

While every girl wants to stop traffic, Italian women are being accused of causing car accidents because they’re so damn sexy. Due to these ridiculous claims, the governments in Rome, Milan, and Florence have just passed laws decreeing that women dress and act more modestly. The legislation states that women must refrain from “adopting pose…

Simcha / September 26, 2008

Disturbing Trend: Virgins For Sale

Sex sells, and a virgin will cost you a million bucks. While some of us waited for that sensitive teenage boy to deflower us to the Dave Matthews Band (or, rather, the first 30 seconds of “Crash”), a few more entrepreneurial ladies won’t pop their cherry for less than seven figures.

Natalie Dylan,…

Simcha / September 22, 2008

Interview With A Call Girl Blogger

Frisky favorite Refinery29 has an interview with Frisky friend and call girl blogger Debauchette. These days, call girls are the new black. From the Spitzer scandal to “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star’s call girl HBO show in the making, America can’t get enough when it comes to the secret lives of 21st century…

Susannah Breslin / September 19, 2008

In India, Some Women Are Sacred Prostitutes

A new essay in the New Yorker takes a look at India’s “sacred sex workers.” In “Serving the Goddess,” author William Dalrymple spends time with the country’s devadasis. What’s a devadasi? An ancient Hindu practice in which women are “dedicated” to a god or goddess, some of those women become prostitutes. “The nature of that…

Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2008

Quickies!: Kanye Locked Up, Shannen Doherty Leaves 90210, Spears Family Reunion

Kanye West and his bodyguard were arrested at LAX on suspicion of vandalism after an altercation with a photographer. Score one for Cali paps. [CNN]…

Annika Harris / September 11, 2008
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