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.
For centuries, pilgrims have traveled to a hill in Central Java to have sex with strangers in hopes of receiving blessings, but the government has shut the ritual down.
Claudette is a 76-year-old cyclist and sex workers' rights activist, and also my friend.
Rurik Jutting is an expat turned alleged murderer who spent his time in Hong Kong doing drugs and seeing many prostitutes. While not all expats commit murder, Jutting's hyper-hedonistic lifestyle is normal for young Brits making a fortune in China.
Kelham Island, in the English town of Sheffield, is home to craft beer, upmarket flats and an uneasy tension between rich residents and downtrodden sex workers.
Knee-jerk internet culture has caused many of the responses to 'Art Whore' to come off unconsidered and ignorant.
Ever wanted to fuck a porn star? Well, now you can courtesy of a site that's auctioning off such intimate encounters with adult film performers to fans with the highest bid. But wait—isn't exchanging money for sex prostitution?
Thanks to a chance encounter with a professional lady of the night named "Amber," I was able to get a lot of helpful advice about how to turn myself into an attractive gigolo.
Sex workers in the UK are angry that their views on decriminalization are being ignored, especially since plans to criminalize clients have already proved dangerous in other countries.
Nothing better sums up the odd relationship between traffickers, children, reporters, and the police than a visit to a sari factory in Thankot, on the outskirts of Kathmandu.
As many Mexicans feel removed from their political and religious leaders, the country has seen an increase in modern religious cults. Santa Muerte is the patron saint of criminals, prostitutes, drug addicts, and all those overlooked by society.
The UK's Office of National Statistics threw some estimates together about how much the country spends on drugs and sex to satisfy a European Union requirement, but the whole report is largely guesswork.
In a bit of brutal irony, Alaska's sex trafficking laws seem to be used primarily against sex workers rather than to protect them.
This week: A woman called the cops because she heard someone say "fuck" and someone else called the cops because a stripper wouldn't have sex with him.
Our guide is Karim. A former male prostitute and heroin addict, he has spent 25 of his 40 years living and working on Prague's streets.
Walking up to Dr. BJ's, you're blasted with light from 14 identical neon signs that make this knob-slob parlor pretty hard to ignore. Inside, it's stark-white, harshly lit, and designed to resemble a medical clinic—the perfect place to get cone.
The King George Brothel in Berlin opens at 4 PM, Monday through Sunday, excluding the Christmas holidays. For $135, you can stay there until dawn, drinking and fucking as much as you can handle.
The Department of Justice's initiative Operation Choke Point looks to be putting pressure on banks like Chase to terminate the accounts of several porn performers. That would be just one part of a long-standing pattern, and sex workers would like it to en…