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.
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.