From a young age, Neaera was trained for the life of a hetaira, or courtesan. Her tragic story comes to us only through court documents, but she deserves to be remembered.
Jeffrey Epstein may be the current face of sex trafficking, but buying and selling youth for sex is a common practice in the US.
Citizens-watch programs designed by police to aid anti-trafficking efforts threaten the rights and safety of sex workers.
While there's still a great deal that is unknown about sex trafficking, research studies and nonprofits have been able to gather telling data on this industry's victims and perpetrators.
An investigation into the recruiting strategies of traffickers and their networks could be helpful in arresting this menace.
New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft's criminal charges in a suspected sex trafficking case draw new attention to this illicit underground economy.
Sugar daddy capitalism is deformalising relationships and erasing the lines between commercial and non-commercial worlds.
Estimates of modern slavery vary widely, whether they try to pin down numbers in the U.S., across the globe or just in certain industries.
Canada’s prostitution laws are based on the idea that prostitution is dangerous. Legalizing prostitution doesn’t eliminate the risks of violence and psychological harm.
Sexual subcultures create space for critical social conversations and the formation of meaningful political alliances.
With pirated and amateur pornography widely available online, porn no longer provides a steady income for many working in the adult industry.
The opinions of current sex workers must be sought before any changes are made to the law governing the websites they use.
No one legal 'solution' is right for all sex workers.
It's all too easy to miss the point about sex work in areas hit by conflict and disaster. How about listening to the people who experience it?
This podcast explores the latest sexology research – including the topics that are still too taboo to get funding. We talk to sex robot experts and find out how sex work has moved online.
Rubbish excavated from brothels sheds light on sex workers’ lives in the 19th century. Despite the dangers, prostitution offered an independent living free of male control.
Prostitution is now illegal in Canada. Is prostitution harmful and exploitative? Or is sex work a legitimate form of labour?
In the past two decades, the fight against human sex trafficking has become an evangelical mission but sex-worker rights advocates have rejected the conflation of sex trafficking and prostitution.
A unified voice that gets heard.
The study shows the negative effects of sex work's criminalisation, including a reluctance of workers to go to police and clients using it as an excuse to abuse workers.