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Read An Excerpt From Quintron’s Book About Life on the Tour Autobahn

The New Orleans organist's new book includes cops, truckstop sex workers, and American history.
Tim Scott
12.19.17
News

How Sensational Headlines and Puritanical Charities Hurt Sex Workers

Christian charity Changing Lives releases reports about prostitutes "selling themselves," but their moralistic approach won't change anything for the better.
Frankie Mullin
10.29.16
Stuff

Are Some Kinds of Sex Work 'Better' Than Others?

I used to be a sex worker too. I asked strippers, cam girls, dominatrixes, and prostitutes, and two hierarchies emerged.
Rebecca Leib
8.4.16
News

Everything You Need to Know About the Amnesty Sex Work Argument, Broken Down

This week, Amnesty International took a bashing after they called for the global decriminalization of sex work. Here's what you need to know.
Frankie Mullin
7.31.15
News

Bunny Ranch Pimp Dennis Hof Wants to Run for Senate to End Sex Trafficking

The proprietor of Nevada's most famous brothel is running for office to promote his solution to sex trafficking: legalizing prostitution.
Mitchell Sunderland
7.20.15
Stuff

Sex, Drugs, and Luxury: The Life of a Bellboy at a Five-Star Hotel

There's a lot more to being a bellboy than lugging people's bags up flights of stairs.
Anonymous
5.19.15
News

New Report Says ​DEA Agents Held Sex Parties with Prostitutes Paid for by Colombian Drug Cartels

And that's just one of the allegations from a new watchdog report on sexual misconduct and harassment at the Department of Justice.
Jennifer Schaffer
3.26.15
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Charming Pornographic Photographs of French Prostitutes from the 1930s

I talked to collector Alexandre Dupouy about a cache of pictures donated by an anonymous photographer.
Monsieur X and Geoffrey Le Guilcer
2.25.15
Stuff

Remembering '$pread,' the Magazine That Gave Sex Workers a Voice

"The idea of a magazine where sex workers could actually speak instead of being spoken about was really revolutionary."
Anna Cafolla
2.20.15
Stuff

British Prostitutes Are Helping Disabled People Have Sex

A wheelchair doesn't have to be a chastity belt.
Patrick Smith
2.16.15
News

The All-American Fantasy of Saving Sex Workers from Themselves

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.
Melissa Gira Grant
2.10.15
News

​A Woman Won $1.5 Million in Damages After a Brain Injury Supposedly Made Her Become a Dominatrix

Alissa Afornina was in a car accident that caused brain injuries that her lawyers argued caused her to become a dominatrix.
Peter Lawrence Kane
2.2.15
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