SEX WORKERS

Berlin

Twenty Four Hours in Berlin's Red-Light District

Rafaela, a 52-year-old sex worker, showed me around the stuffy cafes and dark corners of Berlin's biggest prostitution area.
Christina Hertel
10.25.18
sex work

The Client Sex Workers Warn One Another About

In a new memoir, Andrea Werhun opens up about how johns are blacklisted.
Andrea Werhun
10.3.18
sex work

Everything You Find in a Sex Worker’s Home

A photographer reveals the telling items she has seen in the homes of sex workers across Canada.
Allison Tierney
9.6.18
Sex

What I've Learned from Working as a Lesbian Escort

"Straight women who've never had gay sex often want to try everything at once. One second they want to eat you out, the next they're standing there with a strap-on."
Velvet
8.14.18
Red Light

The 'Heaux Mentor' Helping Women in the Adult Industry Rebrand

VICE met up with Lydia Dupra to hear how her job and her clients’ lives are changing with the passage of FOSTA/SESTA.
VICE Staff
6.7.18
sex work

How the US 'Sex Trafficking' Crackdown Is Hurting Sex Workers in Canada

The effects of the Trump-signed SESTA/FOSTA are much more far-reaching than you would expect.
Allison Tierney
4.12.18
sex work

Bourbon Street Strippers Are Fighting Intrusive Regulations

Interviews with the New Orleans sex workers who came out in force to protest a rash of recent strip club shutdowns.
Brooke Sauvage
Avery L. White
2.9.18
crime

The War on Human Trafficking Looks a Lot Like the War on Sex Work

Advocates say vice squads around the country are still targeting sex workers despite an infusion of federal cash and hyped plans to stamp out trafficking.
Sonja Sharp
7.10.17
Sex

Losing Your Virginity to a Sex Worker Can Be Therapeutic

Paying for sex can help some men overcome their issues with intimacy.
Luke Winkle
5.1.17
LGBTQ

Paying to Get Jerked Off Is Never a Happy Ending

I used to see male masseurs when nobody wanted to touch me. So why do I still see them now that I'm in an incredible relationship?
Ryan O'Connell
4.20.17
sex work

These Sex Workers Are Using Theater to Fight for Decriminalization

The cast of a new London play has diverse experiences of sex work, but they all share a dim view of the police.
Frankie Mullin
2.17.17
Health

How Russia's New HIV Registry Puts Women in Danger

Registering could mean rampant discrimination, but not registering could mean sacrificing treatment.
Alex Kopel
2.16.17