brothels

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Sex Workers Tell Us What Their Ideal Brothels Would Look Like

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.
Frankie Mullin; Illustrations: Polly Williams
5.22.16
deep dives

What's It Actually Like to DJ In a Brothel?

THUMP spent a night in an Australian brothel and learned that DJing is all about control — wherever it takes place.
Mantis Kane
2.18.16
Photo

Seedy, Stunning NSFW Photos from 1970s Paris Strip Clubs

Photographs from the old Parisian neighborhood of Pigalle, a place of cabarets, strip clubs, brothels, and sex shops.
Gilles Elie Cohen
12.14.15
Stuff

Inside the 'House of Cyn,' Britain's Most Notorious Brothel

Remembering the UK's favorite madam, Cynthia Payne.
Rob Baker
11.18.15
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
politics

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

Hof may seem like an odd person to defend sex trafficking victims, but he believes his experience with legal prostitution proves that decriminalizing the oldest profession would end one of the world's biggest human rights issues.
Mitchell Sunderland
7.20.15
Stuff

A Psychotherapist's Evaluation of America's Most Infamous Pimp

An excerpt from Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof's new memoir.
Sheenah Hankin, PhD
3.18.15
NSFW

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
2.26.15
VICE News

VICE News Capsule

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks behind the headlines. This week, Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt face 15 years in prison, Kenyan police seize hundreds of elephant tusks, and the Thai military sweeps the country for weapons.
VICE Staff
6.7.14
News

The Burned and Bloodied Sex Workers of South Mumbai

An estimated 100,000 sex workers currently earn a living working in the brothels of South Mumbai’s red-light districts. Most of them are not there voluntarily, but, rather, have been sold into sex work, sometimes by a relative or trusted family friend...
Helen Rimell
2.26.13
News

A Sex Worker Breaks Down Why Ontario's New Prostitution Laws Still Suck

Basically they chose the “nuisance” aspect for the community at large over the safety of sex workers. Which is disgusting.
Lauren Wilkins
4.4.12