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Brazil Drops Ad Campaign Celebrating Its ‘Happy Prostitutes’

To celebrate International Day of Prostitutes (apparently that’s a thing?) on June 2, Brazil’s director of the Department of STDs, AIDS, and Viral Hepatitis devised an ad campaign to encourage…

Mary Odell | June 7, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Texas Man Acquitted Of Murdering An Escort Who Refused Sex

On Christmas Eve 2009, an escort named Lenora Ivie Frago refused to have sex with a client who hired her via Craigslist, so he pulled out a gun and shot…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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
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