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Red Light District

Climate Change: Let's Go Back to the Future

Indra Heerkens | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
Indra Heerkens

When thinking in stereotypes, the list for what is referred to by 'typically Dutch' would probably look something like this: cheese, dykes, tulips, bikes, wooden shoes, Anne Frank-house, Rembrandt, pot, Zwarte Piet and mills.

This Controversial Issue Has United Roman Prostitutes And The Catholic Church

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

Rome's government has a new solution for managing its growing sex work industry: If you can't beat it, manage it. That's how Washington Post Berlin...

The Hidden HIV Harms of Indonesia's Brothel Crackdowns

Kyle Knight | Posted 01.02.2015 | World
Kyle Knight

In 2013 Surabaya's firebrand mayor closed two of the city's six red light districts. But while she is running the campaign in the name of public morality, research shows closing brothels puts sex workers at increased risk, and HIV interventions must adjust.

Adventure #1: Mexico, 1967

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My best friends and I drove a '60 Chevy from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Acapulco during winter break in 1967. Not only did I turn 18 on the trip, but my bff's were all guys

9 Striking Photos Reveal The Faces Of Iran's Red Light District

Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts

From 1975 until 1977, photojournalist Kaveh Golestan captured the faces and stories of the women of Tehran's red light district, illuminating the dark...

The Mothers And Daughters Of Kolkata's Red Light District

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Warning: This article contains imagery that may be disturbing to some. In the shantytown of Sonagachi, one of Kolkata's most infamous and longstand...

The Red Light District

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

When I went to Thailand to visit my best friend Leah, it was very important to me that we stop in Bangkok to see the Red Light District. Like many naïve young women, I found the sex industry wildly compelling. At 22 sex was rewarding and certain, while the rest of my life felt absurd.

What to Do With 48 Hours in Amsterdam

Party Earth | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a hot spot for weekend travelers. There are hundreds of things to do, from sightseeing at historic sites and museums, and smoking in coffeeshops, to simply enjoying its upbeat nightlife.

.XXX versus .com? W.W.D.A.D. (What Would Dan Ariely Do)?

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 11.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

The adult industry has been a long time proponent of our right to Free Speech, and from the days of Naked Lunch, to the more recent battle over required condom use, Americans have been trying to define what is pornographically acceptable for years.

South Korean Sex Workers Rally Against Crackdown

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Hundreds of prostitutes and pimps rallied Tuesday near a red-light district in Seoul to protest a police crackdown on brot...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Edward and Nancy Kienholz

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Edward and Nancy Kienholz WHAT: The Hoerengracht WHEN: March 20-August 29, 2010 WHERE: Amsterdam Historical Museum Kalverstraat 92 Amsterdam, ...

Sex Workers Take Cow Steroids To Plump Up In Bangladesh

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Young female prostitutes in Bangladesh have taken to using cow steroids in an effort to appear older and, in some cases, nourish themselves. In a c...

Name My Book (POLL)

Timothy Hallinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Timothy Hallinan

My publisher has suggested two titles, "The Queen of Patpong" and "The Patpong Girl." I'm still sort of favoring "The Rocks." Please help us settle this by voting for the title you like best.