Massive Study Concludes Pimping Ain't Easy, But It Is Kinda Evil

New research out today claims to offer a window into the massive, murky world of the underground commercial sex economy in eight major American cities, relying on interviews with 250 law enforcement officials, sex workers, and pimps. And, like one might expect, this unprecedented peek inside shows that there's huge… » 3/12/14 3:46pm 3/12/14 3:46pm

NY Prostitution Case Dismissed Because Pea Coats

An ill-advised prostitution arrest in New York City (golly gee wilikers!) led to a hilarious courtroom disquisition about what sort of women's clothing is actually part of a sex worker's wardrobe. Much to the surprise of certain finger-wagging old-timers, tight, contour-enhancing jeans and a pea coat are most certainly … » 11/10/13 11:30am 11/10/13 11:30am

Why Not Celebrate Your 45th Birthday With a 45-Person Gang Bang?

On my 19th birthday, I spent several hours driving aimlessly around Albuquerque in a blue 1982 Dodge Ram listening to Jimmy Eat World on a Discman before I got lost in the South Valley and stopped to buy cigarettes, which I proceeded smoked so greedily that I threw up in a gravel parking lot. I was a virgin. The… » 8/06/13 4:10pm 8/06/13 4:10pm

George W. Bush's Awful "Anti-Prostitution Oath" Is Unconstitutional

Man, the Supreme Court wants to go on summer vacay so bad! All it wants to do is head to the cabin upstate, chill at the lake, and make out with its boyfriend (he’s from Canada, you don’t know him), but Dad is being a total knob about driving privileges. “No driving until you finish all your opinions from last term… » 6/21/13 7:15pm 6/21/13 7:15pm

Gee, State Department Employees Sure Love Hookers a Lot

THIS JUST IN: SEX HAS BEEN HAD. Not just any old sex, though — according to an internal State Department memo obtained by the press (and already punned nearly to death by the New York Post), the entire State Department is rife with dudes who love paying for sex when they're not on American soil, from the ambassador to… » 6/11/13 6:00pm 6/11/13 6:00pm

Osaka Mayor Offers Non-Apology for ‘Comfort Women’ Comments

Toru Hashimoto, the unfortunately loquacious mayor of Osaka, Japan, managed to keep talking long enough to apologize for one offensive comment he made about contemporary American Marines making “more use” of Japan’s local, legal sex industry to “relieve” their sexual energy, and then stand by the other offensive… » 5/27/13 1:30pm 5/27/13 1:30pm

Professional Network LinkedIn Not a Fan of World's Oldest Profession

LinkedIn, the website where we all pretend to love working (and networking!), recently updated its privacy policy and user agreement, and along with the usual blah blah blah about blah blah blah, they also wanted to make sure that nobody is using the site to talk about their jobs if their jobs include getting paid for… » 5/15/13 9:30am 5/15/13 9:30am

Website Lets Users Rate Escorts Like Yelpers Review Restaurants

Before I go to most restaurants, like any other responsible and tech-savvy smart phone owner, I always check their Yelp page. I've successfully avoided severe diarrhea multiple times thanks to loyal Yelpers who have yelped warnings with multiple exclamation points about that grilled cheese place down the block and how… » 4/30/13 6:40pm 4/30/13 6:40pm

Sex Workers and Anti-Trafficking Groups Want To End Condoms as Evidence

Sex workers, anti-trafficking groups, the New York Civil Liberties Union, public health advocates, and LGBTQ organizations are today lobbying the lawmakers of New York state to pass a bill that would make the possession of condoms inadmissible as evidence in criminal prosecutions of prostitution and related offenses.… » 4/23/13 2:05pm 4/23/13 2:05pm

Paying for Sex in Vegas and More Advice Column Ennui

Among life’s many decisions — should I wear a hat? would it really be that bad to use an expired condom? should I get a rabies shot for petting that raccoon? should I do my taxes? cake or pie? — “should I pay a professional to give my genitals a good airing out?” is quite possibly the most self-effacing (and maybe… » 4/18/13 9:15pm 4/18/13 9:15pm