prostitution

LGBTQ

How Trans Sex Workers in Paris Are Coming Together to Stay Safe

A recent law change has led to a rise in the number of violent attacks on sex workers in France.
Manon Walquan
Edouard Richard
1.11.19
Comics!

'Corner,' Today's Comic by Lukas Weidinger

A security guard has an awkward encounter with a doctor who seems to know him personally.
Lukas Weidinger
11.12.18
Sex

These Sex Workers Are the First Queer Married Couple at a Legal Brothel

High school sweethearts Violet Vause and Kayden Blake came out to debunk myths about LGBTQ+ sex workers.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
8.30.18
killer robots

In 'Westworld,' Sex Worker Robots Now Hold All The Power

The show uses sex work as a proxy for wider themes of consent, trauma, exploitation, and empowerment.
Becky Ferreira
6.18.18
Sex

My Uncomfortable Stay in the BDSM Room of a Brazilian Sex Motel

The pay-per-hour adult playground caters to every fantasy—I just had no fucking idea where to start.
Joel Balsam
6.5.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'She's Not a Pimp': Georgia Sorority Embroiled in Bizarre Investigation

A former Fort Valley State University employee and graduate Alpha Kappa Alpha member is at the center of a sprawling probe of sexual misconduct.
Lauren Messman
5.1.18
sex worker rights

The Trans Woman Running for Senate in Colombia to Fight for Sex Workers

In Colombia, the majority of trans women must rely on sex work as a means to survive. Tatiana Piñeros wants to advocate for their rights, and work to create more job opportunities for trans people.
Eve Hartley
3.8.18
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
Sex

The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss, Hollywood's Most Notorious Madam

Read an excerpt from David Friend's just-released book on sexuality in the 90s, 'The Naughty Nineties.'
David Friend
9.29.17
Television

Why David Simon Took on the Sex Industry as a 'Middle-Aged White Man'

'The Deuce' creators David Simon and George Pelecanos tell us about the challenges of getting porn and sex work right.
Noel Ransome
9.14.17
Health

The Sex Workers Fighting for Better Health Care

"Many sex workers are uninsured and pay out of pocket for healthcare, often relying on harm reduction projects, public health funding, or sliding scale clinics."
Mitchell Sunderland
7.23.17
sex work

Police Are Allegedly Sleeping with Sex Workers Before Arresting Them

In many US states, it is technically legal for undercover cops to have sex with sex workers during the course of anti-prostitution sting operations. Advocates argue this is nothing less than institutional rape.
Sirin Kale
5.3.17
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