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Thanks to '09 Law, LA's Full of Erotic Massage Shops

California law was intended to help legitimate massage therapists...

(Newser) - The intentions sound noble: A 2009 California law created voluntary state certification for massage therapists, a move that made it easier for them to practice anywhere in the state. A number of cities reacted quickly, requiring that anyone opening a massage parlor show their new certification. LA, however, didn't ask... More »

Now You Can Get Sex Toys Via Drive-Thru

Erotic fun ordered from the privacy of your car

(Newser) - Sex toy stores are great and all, but who wants to risk being caught shopping in one? Starting Saturday, you’ll never have to run that risk again in Alabama. Sherri Williams, who once sued the state for banning adult toy sales, is now opening a drive-thru adult store. She’... More »

Teacher Writes About Hooker Past ... Without Pseudonym

But it took parents a surprisingly long time to catch on

(Newser) - Friends and co-workers warned schoolteacher Melissa Petro that it might not be such a great idea to write about her past as a prostitute, but she did it anyway. Most recently, Melissa Petro wrote about her thoughts on the shutdown of Craigslist's "erotic services" section, which she used for... More »

Craigslist 'Adult' Ads Cleaned Up, But No Less Erotic

(Newser) - Sure, the ads in Craigslist’s new “Adult Services” section are tamer than those that appeared in the old “Erotic Services” category, shuttered after the firestorm surrounding the “Craigslist killer” case. But read between the lines and the meaning is still the same, Chris Matyszczyk writes for... More »

'Adult' Ads Make Craigslist More Dangerous

Prostitutes feel no safer with new rules

(Newser) - Craigslist's new "adult services" section is doing little to curb prostitution and may actually be making the profession more dangerous, Ars Technica reports. With the demise of the explicit erotic services page, many posters have started using code words like "erotic massages" and "french lessons"... More »

Craigslist Sues SC AG to Stop Charges

AG hails it as a win for his state

(Newser) - Craigslist has filed federal suit against South Carolina’s attorney general to stop him from charging company executives with breaking state prostitution and obscenity laws. AG Henry McMaster called the site’s move a victory, saying “it shows that Craigslist is taking the matter seriously for the first time,... More »

Craigslist to SC AG: Apologize, and Back Off

(Newser) - Craigslist is due an apology from South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster, the site’s CEO writes on his company blog, after threatening “unwarranted and unconstitutional charges against us that are clearly barred by federal law.” What’s more, Jim Buckmaster charges, Craigslist isn’t the only outlet... More »

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