Posts tagged "sex work"

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.

The…

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

Working Girls Work The Runway

When hookers in Brazil want to protest discrimination, they take to the seams. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, prostitutes in Rio de Janeiro walked the runway as models for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 27, 2009 - 6:10 pm

Moon Walk Of Shame: Michael Jackson Fans Trade Sex For Funeral Tickets On Craigslist

Michael Jackson’s past was checkered, but as Movieline.com pointed out, his death created an even more public spectacle: people prostituting themselves on Craigslist for MJ memorial service tickets. Talk about…

Simcha | July 10, 2009 - 4:15 pm

The Secret Lives Of Male Prostitutes

If you haven’t heard, HBO has a new dramedy, “Hung,” that’s about — well, the title should tell you something. The series focuses on a divorced father in Detroit who…

Susannah Breslin | July 8, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Would You Sell Your Body To Make Ends Meet?

If times were tough — I mean, really tough — would you sell your body for money? In her Salon column “Pinched,” Tracy Clark-Flory reports that more women are entering…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 22, 2009 - 2:10 pm

The World’s Tiniest Brothel

Leanne Eisen is a Toronto-based artist who creates dollhouse scenes that depict the human condition. One of her most intriguing photo-based series is “Play,” for which Eisen built miniature replicas…

Susannah Breslin | March 20, 2009 - 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

As The Stock Market Tumbles, Call Girls Reap The Rewards

Six months after a sex scandal ousted Eliot Spitzer from office, the New York governor turned “lov gov” is working in real estate, still with his wife Silda, and wondering…

Susannah Breslin | September 29, 2008 - 5:30 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

The Happy Hooker?: Sex Work Is All The Rage

Months after the Spitzer scandal broke and call girls became the new black, Radar offers up the strange tale of a wannabe working girl in “Secrets of a Hipster Hooker.”

Susannah Breslin | August 20, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Prostitution: To Legalize Or Not?

After last week’s post about proposed legislation in San Francisco that would decriminalize prostitution and our poll that indicated that 73% of you not only supported decriminalization but legalization as…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 30, 2008 - 2:00 pm
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