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Chinese Trust Prostitutes More Than Politicians, Scientists

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a survey published by Insight China Magazine that queried 3,376 Chinese citizens, more respondents trust prostitutes and sex-workers than politicia...

'Prostitution Pledge' Injunction Appeal Dropped By DOJ

RH Reality Check | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

During a press briefing at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto in 2006, a young Bangladeshi woman invited by the organization for which I was...

Poll: 36% Think Health Reform Is a Good Idea; 42% Unsure What the Word "Idea" Means

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Among reform opponents, a full 64% said they would approve of a plan only if it included free semiautomatic weapons for all Americans.

Human Trafficking Crackdown Avoided In Albania With Speedboats

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was only after her trafficker sealed her mouth with electrical tape, drugged her and threatened to kill her family that the childlike woman, now 27...

Eco-Friendly Prostitution?!?! Brothel Offers Discounts For Cyclists

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BERLIN (Reuters) -- A Berlin brothel has come up with a novel way to negate the impact of the global economic crisis and target a new group of custome...

The Republican Summer Olympics of 2009

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

Republicans' private embraces are often in complete contradistinction with their own oft-trumpeted, Biblically-mandated "moral" guidelines for the rest of us.

RI Tries--Again--To Outlaw Indoor Prostitution

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The undercover police officer paid $60 to enter the Midori Spa just blocks from City Hall. A massage therapist rubbed the off...

David Archuleta's Dad In Hooker Bust

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

MIDVALE, Utah — The father of last year's "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta (ar-choo-LET'-ah) has pleaded no contest to patronizing a pr...

Indian Sex Workers Study Karate (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The BBC reports that sex workers in southern India have responded to abuse and mistreatment by taking up a new skill: karate. There are reportedly nea...

Ukraine: Sex Tourism Now A Thriving Trade

GlobalPost | David L. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine -- In the early summer evenings you see them individually and in groups: foreign men, of all ages and nationalities -- ex-Soviet, Europe...

Brothel To Hire Male Prostitutes During Downturn

Las Vegas Sun | Cy Ryan (Contact) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Business is so slow at the Shady Lady Ranch that the owner of the Nye County brothel wants to add a few shady men to her roster. Bobbi Davis, the own...

My Experience as a Craigslist Hooker: A Requiem for Cragislist Erotic Services

Ester Amy Fischer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ester Amy Fischer

Why can't we as a society have a rational, meaningful discourse about sex work, embracing all its nuances and contradictions?

Sex Trade Suffers From Global Recession

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The international sex trade -- brothels, bath houses, escort services, etc. -- has taken a big hit from parsimonious clients tightening their belts th...

Nigerian Voodoo Forced-Prostitution Ring Leads To 23 Arrests In Spain

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Spanish police Friday arrested 23 people in multiple cities for their involvement in a Nigerian human trafficking operation that forces women into pro...

Cannes 2009: The Underside of the Philippines

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

What I want to show in my film is the abuse of power; the police are like god. They can butcher people. I don't expect people to like the film, but I want them to think about it after they go to bed.

Virginity Auctions: Going Once, Going Twice

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anneli Rufus

Are Alina Percea and her ilk reinventing ancient initiation rites, accidentally-on-purpose? Is the online virginity auction the initiation rite of a new age?

Women Helping Women: Former Prostitute Helps Others Quit The Game | Keith L. Alexander | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Late one Friday afternoon, a car pulled up to Jackie McReynolds on a busy city street. Three men forced her inside and drove her to an alley, where th...

Killing People vs Aborting Fetuses: An Open Letter to Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Myriam Miedzian

Like you, the church seems much more concerned with the survival of fetuses and "possible fetuses" than with human beings.

Swine Flu Hits Sex Industry

The Mex Files | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the street, the only mask is a condom. So says Fátima, a 40 year old Parque Sullivan "strolling hostess" interviewed by AFP....

He's Not "The Craigslist Killer." He's a Killer. Period.

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On April 14, a Boston med student, Philip Markoff, is alleged to have murdered "masseuse" Julissa Brisman, 26, whom he met on a Craigslist advert. Sai...

Vietnam Seeks Karaoke Dancing Ban

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam is seeking a ban on dancing at its immensely popular karaoke parlors in an attempt to reduce illegal drug use and prost...

Prostitutes, Wages, and Wives: Part II

Jane Minogue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jane Minogue

Improved education and economic prospects for women go much further than moral denunciation to decrease prostitution.

Brothel Watch

Scott Diel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Diel

Sure, the girls make too much noise, and maybe they do drive down the property value. But if the prostitutes were driven out, they might be replaced with worse. Like a family with teenagers.

Sanity at Long Last! Prostitution Laws Are Un-American.

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York legislature needs to go one step further and legalize consensual sexual conduct between adults. We simply have no time to deal with this nonsense.

Prostitutes, the Internet, and Regulation, Part I

Jane Minogue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Minogue

Prostitution, whether illegal, tolerated and regulated, institutionalized, or on the Internet, is part the fabric of society.