'They Made it Into a Joke': A Q&A With a Brain-Injured Dominatrix

In August of 2008, just as 17-year-old Alissa Afonina was preparing to enter the twelfth grade, a car accident upended her life and drastically re-arranged her future. Afonina, her mother Alla, and her brother were riding along the Trans-Canada highway, in a car driven by her stepfather, Peter Jansson. Jansson was… » 3/11/15 2:30pm 3/11/15 2:30pm

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Says He Only Went to Like Four Orgies a Year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn began his testimony yesterday in his trial for "pimping," and we finally got to hear former International Monetary Fund head's defense for participating in lavish orgies in Paris and Washington. Strauss-Kahn's defense, nutshelled: He only went to four orgies a year, and he was totally unaware… » 2/10/15 9:50am 2/10/15 9:50am

Trial Begins for Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Prostitution Ring Case  

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund and all-purpose disgusting old man, who made headlines in 2012 when a New York maid accused him of rape, is standing trial Monday in a different sex scandal (who can keep track?). Strauss-Kahn and 13 others are accused of "aggravated pimping" for… » 2/02/15 1:30pm 2/02/15 1:30pm

15 Arrested for Pumping Business Through Breast Milk Prostitution Ring

In China, breast milk is considered to be a luxury with healing properties. While some may find the idea of drinking breast milk disgusting as adults, the milk trade is booming in China and 15 were arrested on Monday in connection to a prostitution ring that provided customers both milk and sex. » 12/30/14 1:10pm 12/30/14 1:10pm

Legalizing Prostitution Could Lower the Spread of HIV By One-Third

Here's a crazy thought; legalizing prostitution could reduce the number of international HIV infections for female sex workers by at least a third in several countries. Health experts presented this new research drawn from Canada, India and Kenya during the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia on… » 7/24/14 4:20pm 7/24/14 4:20pm

Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of "Manifesting Prostitution"

Last Friday, Monica Jones was found guilty of prostitution-related charges despite efforts from her and the ACLU after being arrested in May of 2013 in a police sting operation in Phoenix, Arizona. The black transgender student and well-known sex work activist had not actually engaged in prostitution—she accepted a… » 4/13/14 1:00pm 4/13/14 1:00pm

Why Our Culture Jerks Off to College Porn But Hates College Porn Stars

Earlier this week, I saw Belle Knox — the "Duke porn star," as she has been dubbed by the media — perform at a strip club. She was there as a special guest, having recently rocketed into the public eye after being outed as porn actor by her classmate. This, of course, resulted in a veritable media frenzy, a tidal wave… » 3/21/14 2:20pm 3/21/14 2:20pm

What the Government's Comprehensive Study of Sex Work Got Wrong,…

Last week, the Urban Institute released a study sponsored by the Justice Department that focused on the underground commercial sex trade in eight major U.S. cities over approximately 10 years. While it was billed as a "landmark" report—first of its kind, etc.—it mostly revealed the government's ignorance about the… » 3/19/14 4:49pm 3/19/14 4:49pm

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

Generous Men Will Pay $250 for You to Blow Them During Poker Game

In this economy, it's hard to turn down a decent job opportunity, much less a great one! And lucky for you, lady, this special work offer falls into the latter category. A fine group of card playing "Professionals" in Athens, Georgia are willing to pay you a whole $250 dollars to serve drinks at their poker game. Oh,… » 1/24/14 1:45pm 1/24/14 1:45pm