Last week, police stormed six massage parlors looking for victims, so they could "take them to safety." Often, this meant arresting women and putting them in detention centers.
Ban on migrant sex work has led to persecution and deportation, advocacy group says.
Walking around Rio's Vila Mimosa you are confronted with a never-ending parade of vermin, bums, drugs, thongs, bugs, breasts, dogs, women, men, and babies running around in diapers.
On an all new episode of Black Market: Dispatches, we talk to the women making money by providing companionship to wealthy men.
David "Cuba Dave" Strecker is facing a year in prison for violating Costa Rica's sex tourism laws after blogging extensively about his experience with the country's prostitutes.
Allegations of politicians and cops patronizing prostitutes and negligence by local law enforcement are still swirling around the brutal killings of eight women between 2005 and 2009.
"I almost believed he would have an easier time accepting me as a murderer than a whore."
I asked strippers, cam girls, dominatrixes, and prostitutes, and two hierarchies emerged.
We spoke to Jeff Feuerzeig, director of a new documentary about literature's greatest hoax.
I found cum-stained paper stuffed into every crack, crevice, and corner of my bedroom.
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.