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Why Are Queensland’s Brothels Going Broke?

Five of the state's brothels went bust in the last financial year, leaving the lowest number in a decade.
Donna Lu
10.28.16
News

Meet the New Orleans Blogger Whose Story on Senator David Vitter's Alleged Love Child Could Derail His Campaign

Independent journalist Jason Brad Berry has broken big stories before, but his latest might change the course of the Louisiana gubernatorial race.
Michael Patrick Welch
10.26.15
Stuff

Author Brooke Magnanti Is Suing Her Ex for Saying That She Was Never a Prostitute

It must be the first time somebody has sued over claims that she never performed sex acts for money.
Norma Costello
3.13.15
NSFW

I Got Massaged by a Woman Rubbing Her Greased-Up Naked Body All Over My Naked Body

As a former professional dominatrix, the "nuru" massage gave me an insight into what sessions must have been like for my ex-clients.
Nichi Hodgson
2.2.15
tech

This New App Could Help Sex Workers Get Revenge on the Assholes Who Abuse Them

The free app allows sex workers to raise the alarm about violent clients by broadcasting a short message describing the person and the incident to other sex workers nearby.
Clare Wiley
12.15.14
News

An English Town's 'Prostitution-Free' Zone Isn't Going to Stop the Sex Trade

The residents, sex workers, and activists I spoke to told me it's only going to force illicit activity to a new area.
Ryan Fletcher
12.8.14
NSFW

A Portrait of a 76-Year-Old Intersex Prostitute

Claudette is a 76-year-old cyclist and sex workers' rights activist, and also my friend.
Malika Gaudin Delrieu
12.3.14
Film

Kids Draw Weird Shit, but It Doesn't Make Them Murderers

When I was seven, I created a 24-page book of drawings in which people were being horrifically murdered, but I turned out OK.
Hayley Campbell
10.31.14
News

This Nepalese Woman Has Saved Thousands of People from Human Trafficking

Anuradha Koirala is a 65-year-old woman who's spent the last 21 years saving women and girls from human trafficking in Nepal. We interviewed her about raiding mafia-run brothels and rescuing some 50,000 people from the sex trade.
Claudia McNeilly
5.29.14
Stuff

What It's Really Like to Be an Amsterdam Prostitute

Yesterday, VICE ran <a href="http://www.vice.com/read/amsterdam-prostitute-diary" target="_top">an interview</a> with a guy who blogs about sex with Amsterdam's prostitutes. He made it out like the city's sex workers are pulling in hundreds of dollars...
Alex Pichaloff
3.19.14
News

Is Montreal's Mayor Serious About a Massage Parlor Crackdown?

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has come out saying he wants to crack down on the city's numerous massage parlors that offer sexual services. The parlors operate under a license system, but that doesn't stop some parlors from providing underage girls or...
Patrick Lejtenyi
12.18.13
Stuff

How Would Sex Workers Design a Perfect Condom?

Bill Gates's plan to make safe sex more enjoyable than sex without a layer of rubber separating the fun bits sounds pretty far-fetched. To brainstorm ideas that could help him, I called up some sex workers to see if they could come up with a design...
Aleks Eror
4.2.13
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