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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
What It's Really Like to Be an Amsterdam Prostitute
Yesterday, VICE ran an interview 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...
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...
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...