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US Honors Woman Held in Brothel for 2 Decades

Alika Kinan recognized for work fighting sex trafficking since 2012 rescue

(Newser) - This week, Alika Kinan was honored at the State Department for her work fighting sex trafficking; just five years earlier she was being held prisoner and abused in an Argentinian brothel. NPR reports Kinan, herself a victim of sex trafficking, was held captive in the brothel for nearly two decades... More »

Cops: Man Drove 18-Wheeler Into Famous Brothel

Dennis Hof estimates $400K in damage to Nevada's Moonlite Bunny Ranch

(Newser) - A man wearing body armor and a mask backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch before dawn Thursday and crashed it into the front door of the famed Nevada brothel featured in the CatHouse reality television show, according to authorities and the brothel's owner. Brian... More »

20-Year-Old Is Selling Her Virginity for $400K, 'Love'

'Love' of her family; Katherine Stone wants to rebuild burned-out family home with proceeds

(Newser) - The reasons for losing one's virginity are as old and as myriad as humanity itself, but they usually have to do with being addled by some combination of love, lust, alcohol, or the vague desire to spread your DNA around the planet. Gentle reader, meet 20-year-old Katherine Stone of... More »

Lamar Odom Can't Recognize Family: Report

Bad news for Khloe Kardashian's husband

(Newser) - After news of Lamar Odom's "shocking" improvement , a dark turn: The former NBA player is in "rough shape" and struggles to recognize family and friends, a source tells TMZ . Worse, the source adds, doctors believe his brain has suffered major damage. Odom's estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian,... More »

Man, 80, Sets Self on Fire Over WWII Brothels

He had joined protesters demanding apology from Japan for 'comfort women'

(Newser) - For more than 20 years, South Korean activists have organized weekly protests in front of Seoul's Japanese Embassy to demand an apology for its women and girls who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese military during World War II, reports the AP . But while those demonstrations have... More »

An Austrian Brothel Is Offering Up Free Sex

Owner Hermann Mueller's scheme is extremely popular, he says

(Newser) - An Austrian brothel is offering a summer special that competitors will find hard to match—free sex. Its owner says it's his way of protesting a tax squeeze. "Effective immediately: Free Entrance! Free Drinks! Free Sex!" the Pascha bordello writes on its website. The Oesterreich daily quotes... More »

For Nevada Brothels, It's 'Innovate' or Die

Which, as one writer says, means 'survival of the freakiest'

(Newser) - Nevada brothels aren't the hot commodity they used to be: Where there were once 34 licensed brothels in the state, there are now only 19, the Guardian reports, with bordellos closing down on a fairly regular basis—one owner even tried to dump two of his venues on Craigslist,... More »

Help Wanted: Brothel Tester

Yes, it means what you think it means

(Newser) - “You should enjoy having fun with people and you should not be afraid of contact.” Normally, a line like that in a help-wanted ad would raise red flags, but not so much in this case. A German social media company that specializes in the sex industry is looking... More »

'Mega-Brothel' Coming to Sydney

Site gets approval for multi-million-dollar expansion

(Newser) - A brothel in Sydney, Australia, will spend millions expanding into the continent's largest sex venue after government officials gave the go-ahead. The Stiletto mega-brothel will double its rooms to 40 with the $12.2 million renovation. Some of the new rooms will feature multiple beds and pool tables, reports... More »

Ontario Legalizes Brothels

Prostitutes can now organize, hire security

(Newser) - Ontario has just made it slightly more difficult for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to get arrested within her borders: An Ontario court today overturned a ban on brothels, in a controversial move designed to minimize risks and safety threats to those who work in the world's oldest profession. The ruling will... More »

Manhattan Cops Hook 'Uptown Madam'

Anna Gristina boasted she made millions in Upper East Side set up: investigators

(Newser) - An uptown madam and mom of four is behind bars after earning millions running a tony brothel out of an Upper East Side apartment, according to Manhattan prosecutors. Anna Gristina, 44, was busted after investigators amassed up to 100 hours of audio and video tape as they staked out the... More »

FBI: In '61, Ted Kennedy Rented Out 'Entire Brothel'

Classified memo describes decadent partying in Chile

(Newser) - While John F Kennedy sat in the most powerful office on Earth, little brother Ted was off renting out an entire Chilean brothel during a 1961 tour of Latin America, reports the Boston Globe . A previously redacted FBI memo, which Judicial Watch says it obtained despite a battle from the... More »

Harry Reid: Time to Outlaw Prostitution in Nevada

It keeps other businesses from moving there, he says

(Newser) - Harry Reid is taking on a venerable institution in his state: legalized prostitution. Calling for "an adult conversation" on the issue, Reid told lawmakers today that he believed the practice, legal only in rural counties, deters businesses from moving to the state, reports the Las Vegas Sun . “Nevada... More »

Helen Mirren Poses Topless

At 65, she's still talking sexy

(Newser) - Helen Mirren is 65, but that isn’t stopping her from playing a madam in the upcoming Love Ranch…or posing topless for New York . The sexiest quotes from her interview:
  • “I am a little notorious,” she says, later adding, “I’m still the good girl who
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France Mulls Lifting Brothel Ban

Move would hike safety and ditch pimps, says politician

(Newser) - France shut down its once-famous brothels en masse after World War II amid national shame at Nazi collaboration, but the sex houses may soon be legal again. Legalizing brothels would reduce exploitation, boost safety and provide sex workers with a taxable income, claims a member of parliament from Nicolas Sarkozy's... More »

Swiss Hookers Trained to Use Defibrillators

Town hopes to save lives of elderly sex tourists

(Newser) - Swiss hookers can—quite literally—mend your broken heart. In the Swiss town of Lugano, prostitutes are being trained to use defibrillators to re-start the hearts of their eager but elderly customers. Several men have died doing the deed in Lugano, including a pensioner who recently perished getting busy with... More »

Don't Do It, Ladies: First Male Hooker Isn't Worth It

'Markus' is more like a 'bad second date'

(Newser) - Save your money, women of America. The nation's first legal male prostitute just isn't worth it, writes New York Post dating columnist Mandy Stadtmiller. She flew to Vegas undercover for an encounter with "Markus" and left underwhelmed. Important caveat: She didn't have sex with the "dorky college dropout,... More »

Nation's First Male Hooker: I'm Just Like Rosa Parks

'Markus' begins work at a Nevada brothel

(Newser) - The nation's first legal male prostitute is about to set up shop at a Nevada brothel, and he tells Details that this is no trivial matter. "It's just the same as when Rosa Parks decided to sit at the front instead of the back," says 25-year-old Markus (his... More »

Men Win Right to Be Hookers in Nevada

Brothel lobbyist predicts 'Pearl Harbor' for industry

(Newser) - Gay marriage may have taken a few steps backwards this year, but male hookers just won the right to work in Nevada brothels, and they can choose to accept male or female clients, just as female prostitutes can. Men can now be employed as well as women, thanks to a... More »

Brothel Goes 'Green' With Bike Discount

Public transit passengers get a price break, too

(Newser) - A Berlin brothel that offers a discount to patrons who arrive by bicycle or public transportation is touting itself as the first “green” sex stop. Clients simply present their helmet, bike lock, or bus ticket at the Maison d’Envie, which just happens to be in a district where... More »

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