In South Africa, assaults are rarely reported to the authorities because sex workers know if they ask for help they will be ignored or even punished, especially if the perpetrators are police officers.
"The first step toward leaving that world was writing a book about it and putting my face on the cover."
Unwinding from the stress that comes with having sold your soul to the devil is hard, you know.
A new book offers a mesmerizing look at life among the most violent sections of early 20th-century America's Chinese underclass.
The sharing economy is a thing of beauty and a thing of horror.
Has the pioneering scheme in Leeds' Holbeck district actually made sex work safer?
This morning, police and protestors clash at a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico, the Afghan Taliban appoint a new leader, Bill Cosby's case will go to trial, and more.
From cats and jacuzzis to wet rooms for "messy play," we asked some sex workers how they'd want to work if brothel-keeping were legal.
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.