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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

Farrah Abraham Plans To Show Her Daughter Her Sex Tape “When She’s 13 Or 14″

Hello, Child Protective Services? “Teen Mom” and erstwhile porn star Farrah Abraham told a radio station that she’s saved a “baby box” for her toddler Sophia, which she plans to…

Jessica Wakeman | May 16, 2013 - 11:40 am

Could Turkey Get A Brothel Filled With Men?!

A brothel filled with men for female customers? We’re listening … It turns out the call comes from an anti-poverty group in Turkey demanding that legal, state-run brothels practice gender…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2013 - 9:30 am

Snoop Lion Talks Pimp Past: “I Could Fire A Bitch, F**k A Bitch, Get A New Ho”

“I put an organization together. I did a Playboy tour, and I had a bus follow me with ten bitches on it. I could fire a bitch, fuck a bitch, get a new…

Jessica Wakeman | May 10, 2013 - 2:20 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

The Right To Protected Sex: Bill Introduced To Decriminalize Condom Possession

Anti-trafficking advocates, LGBT organizations, lawmakers and public health advocates have gathered in Albany, New York today to push for new legislation about condoms.  Yes, condoms.

Currently 39 million…

Sarah Gray | April 23, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Refined Sugar: Paying For Love In 2013

When I published my second novel, Bought, I was anxious to promote it. The book was my attempt to fictionalize a lot of research I’d done for a magazine story about hookers and…

Anna David | April 16, 2013 - 4:50 pm

True Story: I Worked As A High-End Stripper

“What do you feel about going topless?” he asked me over the phone. I hesitantly replied, “Well, I guess I’m okay with it. But will they be able to touch…

Anonymous | April 2, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: The Case Against Sex Offender Registries

There’s no defense for rape. And there’s no defense for defending rape — be that minimizing the crime, blaming the victim or focusing so exclusively on the perpetrators that the…

Melissa Petro | March 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

World’s Best/Worst Mom Hired Strippers For Her Son’s 16th Birthday Party

Sometimes I feel really bad for the shit that strippers have to deal with! A 16th birthday party filled with testosterone-laden horndogs is right on top of that list. …

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Is Pole Dancing A Sport?

As a girl who defined herself as a ballerina from ages three to 21, I’ve had the argument over whether dancing is a sport or art many times over. I…

Sarah Gray | January 23, 2013 - 2:20 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

Alleged Zumba Studio Prostitution Ring Was Town’s Sweaty Secret

When you think of Kennebunkport, Maine, images of lobsters, sailing, and even the Bush family retreat come to mind. What you don’t think of is seedy sex scandal — that is, until…

The Stir | October 11, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Frisky Q&A: Phone Sex Operator Sabrina Morgan Talks Kinky Sex, Dirty Talk Tips & Melon Humpers

Be honest: “For A Good Time, Call …” has made you just a tiny bit curious about what it’s like to work a phone sex line. Is it just pervs…

Jessica Wakeman | September 6, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Pimp’s List Of 10 Rules Is The Most Depressing Thing Ever

Not that I was under any illusions that pimps were good people as a general demographic, but this just makes me want to take a bath after reading it. On…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2012 - 9:40 am

Teen Girls Sue Backpage.com Over Sexual Exploitation

Three teen girls in Washington state are suing sex website Backpage.com for profitting off underage sexual exploitation. One 15-year-old girl and two 13-year-old girls filed a lawsuit on Friday,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2012 - 5:20 pm

The Red Umbrella Project Helps Sex Workers Write Their Truth

Stories of sex work are rarely ever told by the people actually doing the work. And the sex work narrative typically portrays those involved in the industry as victims, martyrs…

Julie Gerstein | July 16, 2012 - 12:40 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

The Escort Files: Women Who’ve Played Call Girls & Escorts In Film And TV

Julia Stiles is back on the small screen, only instead of your TV screen, I’m talking about your computer — the actress is staring in a new show called “Blue”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 18, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Debate This: Joan Holloway’s Choice To “Sleep Her Way To The Top” On “Mad Men”

Sunday night’s episode of “Mad Men” was a climactic one, and possibly the best episode of the season. Peggy, fed up with being taken for granted by Don, landed a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 29, 2012 - 1:00 pm