sex work

Team USA Basketball Players Were Offered A Weekend At A Brothel If They Stay Away From Them In Rio

The crew of teammates headed out Wednesday night for some bonding time when they decided to duck into the high-end brothel Terra Monte Carlo, at which point, according their accounts, they quickly realized was a brothel and left. More »


Jimmy Carter Just Advanced Unfortunate Myths & Stereotypes About Sex Work

Carter might identify proudly as a feminist, but let’s be real — who, at his age, isn’t at least a little problematic? More »


Why Do Women Like Gay Porn? There’s A Surprising But Logical Reason So Many Straight Girls Are Into It

Apparently, a lot of women feel like the most feminist way to enjoy porn without all the shitty, problematic themes is to just take women out of the equation. More »


This New Zealand Brothel Is Raising Money For A Children’s Charity

Nicky Hughes, the owner of the brother and a committee member for Kai Kitchen, is showing that they can serve hungry children and thirsty adults. More »


France’s Madame To The Rich And Famous Dies At 92

The most famous madame in France—who JFK reportedly once asked for a prostitute that looked like his wife “but hot”—died Saturday at the age of 92, the New York Times reports. Fernande Grudet—more commonly known as Madame Claude—ran a high-class call-girl ring catering to the rich and famous in the 1960s and 1970s in Paris. More »


How Las Vegas Strippers Are Fighting Sexual Harassment And Workplace Exploitation

Since 2012, there have been rulings in California, Georgia, New York, and South Carolina which granted dancers worker’s rights and millions of dollars in backlog pay. More »


Feminists Who Conflate Consensual Sex Work With Rape Aren’t Helping Women

Some feminists have no real respect for sex workers. They pretend to care but they are barely capable of hiding their disdain. More »


Stoya Does Her First Interview Since Accusing James Deen Of Rape

“I couldn’t bear the thought any more that there might be something terrible happening to yet another woman at his hands, or more likely, at his cock, that she didn’t want, because I kept quiet. I just … I couldn’t, I couldn’t.” More »


Why The Frisky Will No Longer Be Publishing James Deen’s Sex Advice Column

In light of Stoya’s allegations of rape, we will be no longer be publishing What Would James Deen Do. More »


Frisky Rant: No One, Including Charlie Sheen, Deserves HIV

I never thought I’d say this, but I feel sorry for Charlie Sheen. More »


Would You Dump Your Boyfriend For Getting A Happy Ending?

Rumor has it, Taylor Swift and her boyfriend-of-a-minute, Calvin Harris, have broken up. Who cares right? You’re probably still trying to figure out who Calvin Harris even is besides a younger, cuter version of Chris Martin. But the reason Taylor dumped Calvin is what makes this gossip item worth more than a second of your… More »


Raping A Sex Worker At Gunpoint Is Just “Theft Of Services,” Says Chicago Sun-Times Columnist

Columnist Mary Mitchell says sex workers can’t be raped. More »


Amnesty International Votes In Favor Of Decriminalizing Sex Work

Today, Amnesty International voted in favor of decriminalizing sex work, recommending that the group adopt a policy to protect the human rights of sex workers.
The resolution recommends that Amnesty International develop a policy that supports the full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work. The policy will also call on states to ensure that sex… More »


Bad Ass Sex Worker Kills Possible Serial Killer In Self Defense

Neal Falls may be responsible for the murders of at least 10 other women.  More »


The Soapbox: What TIME Gets All Wrong About “Pretty Woman,” Prostitution & Sex Trafficking

A journalist from Time.com contacted me yesterday for a quote that ultimately appeared in an article that irresponsibly conflates sex work and sex trafficking. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the film, “Pretty Woman,” the writer told me she was gathering what former sex workers— not victims of sexual exploitation, mind you — think… More »


Sex Worker Fights Against A New Northern Irish Law To Criminalize Payment For Sex

Sex worker Laura Lee is fighting to overturn a new legislation in Northern Ireland that would criminalize those who wish to buy sex. Essentially they are trying to adopt the Scandinavian model which many feminist activists claim is bad for the lives of sex workers. The law will essentially force consensual sex work further underground,… More »


Colorado Asks: Are IUDs Contraception Or Abortion?

Colorado, you ARE high. More »


5 Things You Don’t Know About Strippers (Until You Are One)

If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, stripping may very well be the second oldest — it all depends on exactly when the first uptight humans decided people shouldn’t walk around with their most enticing bits flopping nakedly in the wind. As soon as clothing became the norm, taking that clothing off became a profitable gig for… More »


The Soapbox: On Sex Addiction, Sex Work & The Wall Street Intern Who Quit Her Job To Pursue Porn

Last week, a Wall Street intern quit her job to pursue porn. Paige Jennings, who goes by Veronica Vain, was working at an Lazard’s alternative-investments marketing group in New York when she “quit [Wall Street] before it fired me” (according to her Twitter page) after it was discovered she was tweeting nude selfies… More »


Vincent Gallo Will Sex You For $50,000, Sell You His Sperm For A Cool Mill

I bet when you woke up this morning, it did not occur to you that it would ever be possible for you to bang that dude from “Buffalo ’66,” or to have his sperm implanted in you for the purpose of having his baby. As it turns out, my friend, you were wrong.

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