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From Strip Clubs To Hotel Beds: The Lay Of Sex Laws

You can take our dignity but not our porn! New York’s Governor Paterson is pitching new taxes to help the state’s $14 billion budget deficit. Among them: a $10 tax…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 15, 2009 - 6:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 9, 2009 - 1:45 pm

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…

Simcha | March 8, 2009 - 5:00 pm

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…

Annika Harris | February 27, 2009 - 3:30 pm

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…

Simcha | February 5, 2009 - 12:30 pm

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…

Lauren Gitlin | January 23, 2009 - 3:00 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | January 15, 2009 - 5:00 pm

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…

Simcha | January 12, 2009 - 8:30 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | January 5, 2009 - 12:00 pm

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…

The Frisky | December 14, 2008 - 2:30 pm

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…

Jennifer Wright | December 10, 2008 - 4:30 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | December 3, 2008 - 1:00 pm

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

Susannah Breslin | November 19, 2008 - 6:15 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 5, 2008 - 8:00 pm

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…

Simcha | November 3, 2008 - 8:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 22, 2008 - 6:30 pm

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,…

Simcha | September 26, 2008 - 7:00 pm

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,…

Simcha | September 22, 2008 - 7:30 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | September 19, 2008 - 2:30 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | September 16, 2008 - 3:00 pm
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