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2012-05-27 23:00:53

Historically, prostitutes have experienced a steady level of demand, almost irrespective of economic conditions, to the point that the industry has been labelled ℠recession proof' by some. In the past, this has often been the case. However, alternatives to the industry´s services such as websites, pornography and other cheaper substitutes have gained popularity and have negatively affected industry revenue growth. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its...

2012-05-10 09:49:24

Vancouver study shows that an innovative model of safer indoor sex work spaces promote health and safety of street-based sex workers Safer indoor sex work spaces provide important and potentially life-saving benefits to sex workers including reduced exposure to violence and HIV and improved relationships with police, according to a study published by the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC)....

Future Of Prostitution Is Robots, Researchers Claim
2012-04-21 04:11:47

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers believe that one day prostitutes might lose their grip on the underground sex realm to robots. The slutty robots would become the apple of the eye for those wanting to partake in the sex-for-profit industry in 2050, according to Australian researchers Ian Yeoman, management professor, and Michelle Mars, sexologist. They wrote in a journal called Futures that they envision an Amsterdam sex club called "Yub-Yum" that is littered with robot...

2012-02-29 11:43:17

Feature: Medical schools' attitudes towards student prostitution One in ten students now claim to know someone who is using prostitution to pay for university fees, a medical student writing for the Student BMJ claims. Although the numbers are still small, this figure as a percentage, is two and a half times larger than 10 years ago when just 4% of students claimed to know a peer placing themselves in the sex trade. This figure rose to 6% in 2006 and now stands at just under 10%. The...

2012-02-08 13:50:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Trafficked," an unflinching look at human slavery, by novelist, journalist and teacher Kim Purcell, will go on sale on February 16, 2012. The novel is published by Viking, an imprint of the Penguin Group. This ripped-from-the-headlines novel follows an orphan Moldovan teen's path from good student with friends and a promising future in her homeland, to a modern-day domestic slave working in a home in Los Angeles. Purcell, a former journalist, was...

2012-02-07 11:39:00

Law Enforcement Across the Nation Targets "Johns" CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced the results of the second "National Day of Johns Arrests." Building on the momentum of last year's Columbus Day weekend pilot sweep of "Johns," 20 United States law enforcement agencies in 8 different states simultaneously conducted sting activities on the streets, in hotels and brothels, and via the internet over a 10 day period that ended last...

2011-10-31 13:13:08

Most migrants working in the London sex industry do not feel they are forced to sell sex. In fact, they decide to work in the sex industry to achieve a good standard of living for themselves and their families back home. They say working in the sex industry avoids employment in menial and poorly paid jobs. These are the findings of a study led by Dr Nick Mai of London Metropolitan University. The study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is based on in-depth interviews...

2011-07-19 07:00:00

Men Who Buy Sex Tend Toward Violence Against Women And Other Criminal Behavior BOSTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking report by a renowned prostitution researcher finds that Boston-area men who buy women for sex are far more likely than non-sex buyers to commit crimes related to violence against women, substance abuse, assaults, weapons, and crimes against authority. Dr. Melissa Farley of Prostitution Research and Education, with financial support from Hunt...

2011-06-08 01:30:33

New study from Concordia and University of Windsor examines ways to protect sex workers Sex work is unprotected, increasingly dangerous and needs to be decriminalized, according to a new report published in the Canadian Review of Sociology. Co-authored by Concordia University and University of Windsor researchers, the study calls for sweeping changes to sex work performed on and off the streets. "We must not only change our laws, we must also revamp our attitudes and implement policies that...

2011-02-03 11:03:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Super Bowl XLV approaching on February 6 in Arlington, Texas, advocates for children are putting together a game-changing defensive strategy - cracking down on human traffickers and helping the young women and men they exploit. Pimps often travel with their prostitutes to cities hosting large sporting events or conventions. Dallas police predict the Super Bowl could attract between 50,000 and 100,000 prostitutes. Child welfare advocates and Texas...