In an ideal world we'd probably pay attention to the testimony of actual sex workers before boxing their profession into a web of laws.
Is there ever a right time to tell your sex partner that you also have sex for money?
Chester Brown talks about paying for sex, the spiritual dimensions of prostitution, and his new, sex-charged reimagining of the Bible.
Kurfürstenstrasse has been one of Berlin's hotspots for prostitution for about 130 years.
Arab men make up 19 percent of Israel's male sex workers, according to the Israeli government's first-ever survey on prostitution.
A lot has changed in the decade since DannyGirl started shooting escort ads in Montreal.
Members of Thailand's Empower organization want the sex trade industry to be treated just like any other profession.
Bartering might predate the concept of money, but these days, if you want a driving lesson from someone in exchange for half an hour with your body, you can just go online.
The Ontario government is gearing up for a concentrated effort at curbing sex trafficking in June, but sex workers are worried that new laws might give police too broad a mandate.
Charlotte Shane turned her memoir-like newsletter about life and sex work into an unflinching collection titled Prostitute Laundry. We talked to the author about how sex work and writing share some of the same qualities.
Sam Johnson works in one of the country's highest-profile industries, but she spends much of her time in another.
Do single men feel as lonely as single women on Valentine's Day? I thought a brothel would offer some insights.
A murder in the UK area where sex workers are allowed by police to operate has raised questions about the safety of Leed's pioneering scheme.
In a city filled with escorts, Samuel East is one of Toronto's few male transgender sex workers.
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."