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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 asked strippers, cam girls, dominatrixes, and prostitutes, and two hierarchies emerged.
Rebecca Leib
8.3.16
Culture

Meet the Cartoonist Trying to Convince the World the Virgin Mary Was a Sex Worker

Chester Brown talks about paying for sex, the spiritual dimensions of prostitution, and his new, sex-charged reimagining of the Bible.
Julia Wright
4.25.16
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
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

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
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
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
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