Stiletto, a boutique hotel and brothel in downtown Sydney, has recently been given the go-ahead to start on a 40 room, multi million dollar expansion, making it the largest sex premises in all of Australia. Rooms go for an hourly rate of approximately $370 (the price includes drinks and a lady of your choice).
• A Planned Parenthood in Nebraska has filed a lawsuit against the state to stop a law that would require mental health screening for women seeking abortions. If they are unsuccessful, the law will go into effect next month. •
• According to a study from Cornell University, children of mothers who play favorites are more likely to show depressive symptoms far into adulthood than those who received equal treatment as children.
• And the disaster porn continues: More details have emerged about Jaycee Dugard's abduction and life in captivity. CBS also has a "special section" devoted to Jaycee, and a video of Dr. Phil giving his "expert" opinions. •
• After being abandoned by their mother, these two baby hedgehogs were taken in by an animal shelter in the UK. The adorable infants weigh 16 grams each and have to be fed every half hour. •
Today's LA Times profiles the effects of the economic downturn on the women who work at Donna's Ranch, a brothel in Nevada. The women are reliant on the money of men who are facing failing fortunes of their own. And so a group of women who admit that they had other plans for the kind of career they wanted are stuck…
"Following an undercover operation, Colorado police this month broke up a prostitution operation running out of a massage parlor known as Tokyo Sauna. Broomfield Police Department officers arrested a 54-year-old woman on a prostitution charge and a 65-year-old male customer for patronizing a hooker." The woman who…
I have been dying for infamous madam Heidi Fleiss to finally open her Stud Farm — a legalized brothel in Nevada with a stable of men servicing women — since she first announced it a couple years ago. While I'm not entirely sure how lucrative of a business it would be, it'd certainly be interesting as a social…
*Inspired by Shirley MacLaine's assertion that the best parts for actresses fall into one of the above categories.