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Abused Girls Convey Reality of Child Prostitution at Tokyo Exhibition

AsiaToday | Posted 08.18.2016 | World

[An exhibition about child prostitution is being held in Tokyo on August 11-21./ Source: Colabo] By Um Soo-ah, Tokyo correspondent, AsiaToday - Whi...

Politics of Porn

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.11.2016 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Chances are there's a conservative politician under your bed or on your favorite news show screaming that sex, and the sex industry, are the cause of ...

Everything You Think You Know About Child Sex Trafficking is Wrong ... Alexandra Lutnick Tells You Why

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.26.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I first met Alexandra Lutnick a couple of years ago in the strange little world of sex worker activist/academics. Trust me, it is a very strange littl...

I Asked 3 Women to Talk About Sex Work & Trafficking in the U.S.

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.06.2016 | Women
Debra Carpenter

Are sex work and sex trafficking two separate issues? Should sex work be legal? It really depends on who you ask.

Germany Wins the Title of 'Bordello of Europe': Why Doesn't Angela Merkel Care?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

In 2002, Germany decriminalized prostitution, reportedly due to pressure by the sex trade lobby and a few brothel managers who petitioned the government. This law effectively rendered the prostitution industry a legitimate business. Today, this experiment is failing.

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...

Are You Sleeping With Your Husband, or Is Someone Else?

Lane Kennedy | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Lane Kennedy

Awhile back I interviewed, Julie Gordon White of Grow at the Well on my show The Entrepreneur Experience, where I speak candidly with women entreprene...

Keeping It Up in the Porn Industry

The Fix | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
The Fix

Over his eight years in the adult industry, Wylde had routinely used Cialis and occasionally dabbled in the injectible erectile-dysfunction drug Bimix, which is shot directly into the penis. This was the third time it had landed him in the hospital.

I Became Addicted To Money As A Dominatrix And Could Have Ended Up Like Alix Tichelman

Lara Michelle | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime
Lara Michelle

I first started working as a dominatrix when I was in my twenties. I'm sure there's an old adage: When the money's easy, there's a catch. There was.

Porn for Progress

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! If you're like millions of other Americans, you've been cursing the banks f...

Strip Club Aims To Recruit College Students In Campus Paper

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.21.2014 | College

Would you strip to cover college costs? With the price of tuition at all-time highs, a coalition of strip clubs in San Francisco thinks some students ...

France Takes First Steps Towards Abolition of Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

The Nordic Model, as this set of laws is known, views the sex trade as irreconcilable with gender equality and refuses to consider prostitution as inevitable.

A Brothel To Serve Persons With Disabilities?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.07.2013 | World

A brothel that would only provide services to clients with disabilities is set to open in 2014, the Sun reports. The two-room "Para Doxies" in Mil...

Mismeasure B

Dale Cooper | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dale Cooper

Measure B's aims, as delineated by its primary backer, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, are to protect adult video performers and prevent the spread of disease. Viewed myopically, Measure B may indeed seem like a step in that direction. The negatives outweigh the measure's benefits, however.

Fired From A Dildo Factory

Dan Steadman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dan Steadman

The valuable lesson I learned this year is that those who aren't man enough to say "goodbye" should be ashamed. Don't be a coward. If you want to cut someone out of your life, just tell them face to face. Give an explanation so that there can be some closure.

Greeks 'Just Don't Feel LIke Having Sex' Amid Economic Downturn

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2012 | Business

* Sex shops say business has plummeted * Greece imports its erotic toys * Return to drachma could spell death of industr...

Prostitute Or Sex Trafficking Victim: Is There A Difference?

Jane Wells | Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact
Jane Wells

"I challenge you to tell the difference between a nude prostitute and a classy lady in the nude" said the lawyer (of Dominique Strauss-Kahn). "The de...

More Mothers Working As Phone Sex Operators, Strippers, Prostitutes

Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

Thousands of mothers in the United States are currently earning extra income by working as phone sex operators and a rapidly increasingly number of mo...

German Prostitutes Now Being Taxed On A Per-Night Basis

SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG/Worldcrunch | Posted 10.30.2011 | World

is a new website that delivers English editions of the best foreign-language news and journalism. BONN - Before going on shift in the limited publi...

Anti-Porn Activist's Ugly Attempts To Provoke Outrage

Monica Shores | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Monica Shores

No conclusive data exists on the harm pornography does directly to the men (or women) who view it, or to the partners of men (or women) who view it. I...

When 'Help' is the Problem: Questioning 'Human Trafficking' Policies in the Gulf

Pardis Mahdavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pardis Mahdavi

Current human trafficking policies are having a detrimental effect on those they are designed to help. There is a sharp disconnect between stereotypes of the typical "trafficked victim" and the reality of forced labor and migration globally.

Sex Workers Turn To Facebook To Recruit Customers

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Wired recently published the results of a multi-year study, that examined the increasingly prominent role of social networking and mobile technologies...

Inside a Strip Club

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom Matlack

It's important to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to the sex industry. Where I had previously seen it as a black-and-white issue, I began to see shades of gray: all sex work is not the same.

Sex Industry Convention Bringing Celebrity Mistresses To Town

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After years of struggling with high costs, Chicago's convention business has turned around in recent months, with three major new expos coming to the ...

Adventures in Pornland

Gail Dines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gail Dines

When I started to write Pornland, my first thought was: How can I find the words to describe just how brutal mainstream Internet porn has become?