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History
75.1k views1871-1914: Remembering France's 'Golden Age' Of ProstitutionParis's Belle Epoque was a time of elegant architecture, wide boulevards, and inviting cafes. It was also an era rich in French he...
Old West
2.3m viewsThe 12 Most Notorious Prostitutes And Madams Of The Wild WestThe Old West inevitably conjures certain images - a dimly lit saloon, a lone gunslinger, and bustling brothels. Old West sex worke...
Celebrities
306.3k viewsCelebrities Who Have Been Caught with Hookers  Celebrities who have been caught with hookers include movie stars, musicians, politicians, and athletes who have either been al...
Historical Figures
275.9k views6 Historical Figures Who Were Really, Truly Obsessed with Sex WorkersThere are plenty of famous historical philanderers who liked to visit "particular establishments" or seek the services of harlots ...
poll
821 votersThe Best Documentaries About ProstitutionThis list has been voted on by men and women to determine the best documentary about prostitution. This list includes titles from ...
History
55.4k views10 Flat-Out Bizarre Historical Field Guides To ProstitutionProstitution truly is the world's oldest profession, and while historical field guides to the trade have undoubtedly existed since...
Scandals
72.6k views19 Politicians Who Were Caught with ProstitutesList of politicians caught with prostitutes. Politicians and sex workers are said to have a lot of common. They both have underhan...
Whoa Facts
166.2k viewsUnderstanding The Illicit World Of Sex Worker CodeIt should come as no surprise that an industry already associated with slang and vernacular language actually has its own official...
Ancient History
213.6k viewsThe Ruins Of Pompeii & Herculaneum Reveal What Sex Work Was Really Like In Ancient RomeThe discovery of the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum gave archeologists and historians an unprecedented look into physica...
History
16.5k viewsWhat It Was Like To Be A High-End Sex Worker In The RenaissanceFive hundred years ago, Venice was one of the wealthiest cities in the world — and it was Europe's capital for Renaissance harlots...
Culture
19.8k viewsThe Strange, Seedy History Behind Window Shopping For Prostitutes In Amsterdam's Red Light DistrictSex: it's arguably one of the oldest trades in the world, and Amsterdam's Red Light District knows how to do it well. Amsterdam i...