In Canada, where it's legal to sell sex but not to buy it or advertise it, it can be tricky for sex workers to navigate the laws and avoid dangerous or shady johns.
Modern-day slavery is still the third largest international crime industry. We spoke to three organisations fighting trafficking about what we can do to help eradicate it.
Mary Ellen Mark began documenting drug users, vagrants, pimps, and more in Seattle during the 80s. After she met a 13-year-old prostitute named Tiny, her work focused on the young girl for the next 30 years.
The terms of debate are all about who should be punished, not how to make things better.
For former prostitute Paris Lees and many other pros and former pros, the answer is pretty simple: Legalize sex work.
Remembering the UK's favorite madam, Cynthia Payne.
Because of French laws criminalizing sex work, many prostitutes in Paris do their work hidden in the woods. L'Association Les Amis du Bus des Femmes brings the resources directly to them by way of their bus.
In Spain, sex work laws are vague, and they've created a culture where demand for sex is at an all-time high. We examine a cross-section of the industry to understand what sex work is like for those who choose it and those who don't.
The site has been shut down by Homeland Security agents and employees are now facing life-altering punishments for allegedly helping sex workers connect to clients.
"I recently returned home from active duty deployment in Afghanistan and have over a year of built-up testosterone waiting to be released."
Thanks to widespread stigma and cultural incompetency within the health-care system, Truvada is not reaching the people who may need it most.
This week, Amnesty International took a bashing after they called for the global decriminalization of sex work. Here's what you need to know.
Wear deodorant, don't jizz in your pants, and for god's sake don't forget to tip.
In 2002, Germany implemented some of the most liberal prostitution laws in Europe. But while the laws were aimed at improving the legal and social status of women, they have had the opposite effect.
As Soho's sex workers are pushed out, "brothel chic" is selling people a sanitized, fake version of the sleazy image they created.
The suddenness of the ban on Backpage.com and the confusion it has caused will hit the marginalized hardest. That could lead some workers into dependent relationships—exactly what law enforcement is most concerned about.
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."