Posts tagged "sex work"

France Considers Prostitution Ban

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is crying into his champagne: politicians are considering a ban on prostitution in France. The law would make it illegal to pay for sex, punishing johns with six…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2011 - 9:20 am

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Linked To French Prostitution Ring

Whether or not you believe Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a hotel maid in New York City this spring (and I, personally, believe that he did), we can all agree the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Dominatrix Suspended From New York Attorney General’s Office

Lawyers in the New York Attorney General’s office are used to cracking down on bad boys. But in Alisha Smith’s case, bad boys may have been paying her top dollar…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Amber Heard Needs To STFU About “The Playboy Club” Until She Reads A History Book

“The Playboy Club” is the number one TV series I’m excited about this fall. How could I not be psyched for (another) show about the ’60s and the fight for…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2011 - 1:40 pm

“NY Post” In Trouble For Accusing Hotel Maid Of Prostitution

Fireworks weren’t the only thing exploding over 4th of July weekend: that’s also when The New York Post published a scathing front-page article about the hotel maid who accused ex-IMF…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: What Happens At Bachelor Parties

When my ex was invited to a bachelor party weekend in Montreal, where the strip clubs are apparently insane, he wanted nothing to do with it. I would not have…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Dominique Strauss-Kahn May Argue Maid He Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Is A Prostitute

Warning: the following blog post will make you stabby. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the ex-chief of the International Monetary Fund who is accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 26, 2011 - 4:20 pm

The Real Life “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” Brooke Magnanti Wrote A Book About Sexonomics

In November 2009, Dr. Brooke Magnanti bravely outed herself as the “Belle du Jour,” a former sex worker whose blog Diary of a London Call Girl went on to become…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Billie Piper On “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl,” Sex Work And Feminism

“When I first started playing [Belle/Hannah], when I first read the script, I found it very hard to believe that those kind of women in that profession really [could be…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2011 - 10:20 am

Do You Harbor A Secret Fantasy Of Becoming An Escort?

Call girls: they’re talented writers! First there was Dr. Brooke Magnanti, whose identity only became known after her blog, Diary of a London Call Girl, became wildly famous and spawned…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2011 - 6:40 pm

In China, College Girls Find Prostitution A Shortcut To Success

College students need to support themselves somehow. And in China, it’s becoming increasingly popular to make a living selling your body. Prostitution in China is on the rise — particularly…

Julie Gerstein | October 21, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Want A Free iPhone 4? Just Become A iPhone 4 Video Sex Chat Star

Polish up your resumes, ladies: an “online interactive pornography firm” is hiring women to video sex chat on the iPhone 4. Apple’s latest toy comes with fancy video-chatting capabilities and…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: NFL Star Lawrence Taylor Indicted In Teen Prostitute Sexual Assault

NFL star Lawrence Taylor has been indicted on charges of rape after allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old prostitute. The former Giants player was arrested on May 6 for…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Football Star Lawrence Taylor Accused In Rape Of 15-Year-Old Girl

Another day, another sports star accused of rape: Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested today for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Girl Talk: I Was A Dominatrix

The following is an excerpt from Whip Smart: A Memoir, by Melissa Febos, who we recently interviewed about her four years working as a dominatrix at a New York City

Melissa Febos | April 26, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Frisky Q & A: Melissa Febos, Ex-Dominatrix And Author Of “Whip Smart: A Memoir”

A dominatrix: all of us know what one is. But let’s be honest: few of us actually know a woman who earns her living as one (that we’re aware of,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 21, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Was In A Harem

The following is an excerpt from Some Girls: My Life In A Harem, by Jillian Lauren, a memoir of the author’s experience as a sex worker hired by the prince

Jillian Lauren | April 20, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Playboy Bunny Costumes On Sale For The First Time

Move it, Easter bunny. There’s a new bunny in town — a Playboy bunny, that is. In honor of its 50th anniversary, Playboy will sell a limited edition set of…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: Stripper Sues Club For Unpaid Wages, Claims “Exploitation”

Exotic dancer Quansa Thompson is suing her former employer, a D.C. strip club called The House, for unpaid wages under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Thompson says the club…

Jessica Wakeman | March 17, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Eliot Spitzer’s Escort Tells Other Women To “Get Real”

The gloves are off! Ashley Dupre, the high-priced escort who brought down former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, lashed out at other women in a blog post.


Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2009 - 1:10 pm