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Frisky Q&A: Melissa Gira Grant, Author Of Playing The Whore: The Work Of Sex Work

If you’ve done any reading on the Internet about the business of sex work, chances are you’ve come across Melissa Gira Grant. She’s written about sex, politics, labor and tech…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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

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

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

Zurich Solves Its Prostitute Problem With Sex Boxes

Prostitutes — out of sight, out of mind. At least that’s what the government of Zurich, Switzerland, is hoping for. That’s why they’ve created drive-in sex boxes, which will accommodate…

Julie Gerstein | December 1, 2012 - 3:00 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

First Time For Everything: Being A Dominatrix

Yes, I was nervous, but mostly I was excited. It was my first day as Mistress Darkness, a professional dominatrix. As a black graduate student in her 20s who had…

Niki Drayton | February 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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

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
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