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Red Light District

The Hidden HIV Harms of Indonesia's Brothel Crackdowns

Kyle Knight | Posted 11.02.2014 | 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

Amsterdam's Newest Draw

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel

AMSTERDAM (AP) — On any given evening, thousands of tourists stroll down the narrow canal-side streets of Amsterdam's famed Red Light District, gawk...

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 09.10.2013 | Gay 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.

Before Olympics, Rio Battles Prostitution

AP | By JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Cris touches up her lipstick in the bar's dingy mirror, getting ready to work the rush hour in Vila Mimosa, Rio's bustling working-c...

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...

Dutch Prostitutes Get A Visitor

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — Workers in the world's oldest profession are about to get a lesson in the harsh reality of Europe's new age of austerity. The Dutch...

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...

Dutch Police Using 'Decoy Jews' To Fight Racist Attacks

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — A hidden-camera video showing Jews being harassed on the street in a Moroccan neighborhood of Amsterdam has led Dutch authorities to...

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.