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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 Says Shutdown of Adult Services Is Permanent

... But it doesn't sound too happy about it

(Newser) - Craigslist today confirmed that its adult services section is gone for good, its first public comments on the subject since the category disappeared earlier this month. In written testimony to Congress, Craigslist officials suggested the company got forced into the move because of unfair media attention and think it will... More »

Kim Kardashian Becoming Adult Blow-Up Doll

Yes, really

(Newser) - It sounds too weird to be believed, but apparently it's true: Kim Kardashian is being turned into a life-size blow-up doll ... of the adult variety. Kardashian, who of course became famous because of a sex tape , is the inspiration for the Kinky Kim Filthy Love Doll, Radar reports. Pipedream Products,... More »

Five Prostitution Myths

Surprisingly, it's not always about sex...

(Newser) - In the wake of Craigslist’s “adult services” shutdown , Sudhir Venkatesh refutes five myths about the world’s oldest profession, in the Washington Post :
  • Men aren’t always looking for sex: In fact, while studying high-end sex workers, Venkatesh found that many men who hire prostitutes simply end up
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Pimps Infiltrate New Corners of Craigslist

'Adult services' shuttered, they head over to 'casual encounters'

(Newser) - Opponents of the world's oldest profession scored a victory Friday when Craigslist replaced its "adult services" section with a black "censored" banner, thereby grinding all prostitution to a screeching halt. For a nanosecond. Then pimps predictably picked up their nefarious ads and trotted right over to Craigslist's "... More »

Craigslist Removes Adult Services Section

It now says 'censored'

(Newser) - Craigslist has put its "adult services" section off limits. The option has been replaced by the word "censored," CNN reports. No word yet from Craigslist itself on whether the move is permanent or whether the word will eventually link to an adults-only section. It affects only US... 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 »

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