Outside the sex sold legally in Nevada, prostitution in the United States transpires in the shadows of an underground economy. There are no accounting records to trace, no receipts to scrutinize, and no legal records to analyze. Simply, it is difficult to grasp the size of this economy. But a groundbreaking study released by the Urban Institute sheds new light on how much money is generated by the underground commercial sex economy in American cities. Knowing the size of the economy is the critical first step for enabling law enforcement, the judicial system, and policymakers to make informed choices about how to fight the harm that happens within these black markets.
Safe Sex Is Stylish: Girls, Do You Carry Condoms On You?
The Hustle: Economics of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy
The world is divided into two sections — people who have healthy, safe sex and confidently endorse it and the others who have some problem with the first set of people. I am part of the first group. I am sexually active. And, yes, I carry condoms in my pocket. Then comes inappropriate, unsolicited queries: So if you buy condoms and carry it with you, what is left for the guy to do? You know, because you are saying that you are sexually active so you must be having sex all the time, huh?
Sex Work Comes Home
More of us are making and watching sexual performances online now. Fewer of us are paying. By Gabrielle Drolet. While working as a stripper in Oregon, Kelpie Heart had long thought about taking her work online.
Marguerite Johnson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. In our sexual histories series, authors explore changing sexual mores from antiquity to today. When the Athenian politician Pericles delivered his famous Funeral Oration at the end of the first year of the Peloponnesian War BC , commemorating those who had fallen during the course of the year, a rumour emerged that his companion, Aspasia was the real author.