The same gender ambiguity that makes trans Indians social pariahs also grants them a holy status among some Hindus.
We caught up with actress Yana Novikova to talk about starring in the groundbreaking new film, growing up deaf in Belarus, and Kate Winslet's sex scene in Titanic.
We met the renowned filmmaker Nabil Ayouch and his star after the premiere of their tough, yet tender, film at Cannes.
I would be an ass if I didn't understand that sex and money are compelling subjects, but you would be an ass if you didn't understand that I don't want to be singled out as entertainment.
April Brogan's undignified death in custody says a lot about how the police and society at large treat sex workers.
A new study reports that one in 20 British students have engaged in some kind of sex work—we talked to a few that have about their experiences.
And that's just one of the allegations from a new watchdog report on sexual misconduct and harassment at the Department of Justice.
"Despite his declared wish for a loving life partner, he has a history of three failed marriages and a long list of relationships that fell apart, leaving him to feel abandoned and rejected. For Dennis is codependent in the true meaning of that word."
It must be the first time somebody has sued over claims that she never performed sex acts for money.
Advocates hope the case will have ripple effects in several western states.
I talked to sex workers and advocates about why an app is not the solution to their problems.
Thousands of young New Yorkers, many of whom are gay, bisexual, or trans, are trading sex for shelter.
I hired a male counterpart to see what the other side of the transaction looks like.
The men who stage rescues—police, pastors, television personalities—are engaged in something not unlike the men who pay for sex: a fantasy, starring them.
One update to the law is the requirement for men to wear condoms when visiting prostitutes.
Activist Bella Robinson feels victimized by laws intended to help people like her.
Alissa Afornina was in a car accident that caused brain injuries that her lawyers argued caused her to become a dominatrix.
An estimated 1 million prostitutes work in the United States, and all but a very few do so illegally.
Asian erotic massage parlors are mushrooming across Middle America, helped along by a thriving online community of men with disposable cash and an hour to spare.
Some people believe breast milk has healing properties, but authorities in China say that milk providers were also working as prostitutes.
Now that the US and Cuba are friends again, are Havana's "jineteros" are going to be hip-deep in American women?
It's been a year since one of the most cynical crackdowns on prostitution the UK has ever seen, and that is still weighing on the minds of activists.
Britain's council estates have gone from being homes for war heroes and the dignified poor into a giant safe house for organized crime.
The residents, sex workers, and activists I spoke to told me it's only going to force illicit activity to a new area.