brothels

Sex

Inside Germany's First Sex Doll Brothel

"You never have to ask a doll if she's having a good time – I only have to think about my own needs."
Madlen Schäfer
11.10.17
Stuff

London Rental Opportunity of the Week: A £7.5 Million Birmingham Mega-Brothel!

You're a businessman, right? You've watched The Apprentice. Let's see what you can do with this.
Joel Golby
11.23.16
Photo

Photos of Derelict Belgian Sex Palaces

Thanks to neighbouring France's ban on prostitution, it's pretty busy at these brothels – but they don't look like they're thriving.
Maarten Delobel
8.17.16
Stuff

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
Sex

NSFW Photos Taken Inside Paris' Strip Clubs in the Late 1970s

Gilles Elie Cohen
12.14.15
Stuff

Vicars, Vouchers and Virgins: Inside the 'House of Cyn', Britain's Most Notorious Brothel

Remembering the UK's favourite madam, Cynthia Payne.
Rob Baker
11.18.15
News

The Amnesty Sex Work Argument, Broken Down

This week, Amnesty got a bashing for calling for the global decriminalisation of sex work. Here's what you need to know.
Frankie Mullin
7.31.15
News

Nevada 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: legalising prostitution.
Mitchell Sunderland
7.21.15
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

Alexandre Dupouy Is an Authority On Photographing Vintage Muff

The "sex archaeologist" showed me his collection of photographs of French prostitutes from the 1930s.
Monsieur X, Words: Geoffrey Le Guilcer
2.25.15
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