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  • Fernande Grudet, Brothel Owner Known as Madame Claude, Dies at 92 (JFK's madame)

    12/23/2015 3:45:32 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | DEC. 23, 2015 | WILLIAM GRIMES
    Fernande Grudet, who under the name Madame Claude operated a deluxe call-girl ring in Paris in the 1960s and ‘70s that attracted the patronage of world leaders, business executives and playboys and made her a byword for sophisticated sex, died on Saturday in Nice. She was 92. * “Two things in life sell,” she once said. “Food and sex. And I was not meant to be a chef.” Precisely how she built her business remains a mystery, despite two memoirs, larded with colorful and eminently uncheckable stories. But build it she did, grooming a finishing school’s worth of beautiful young...
  • Salzburg brothel offers free sex in tax protest

    06/14/2015 11:37:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    A licensed brothel in the city of Salzburg has been offering free drinks and free sex in a protest against what its owner says is unfair taxation. The Kronen Zeitung tabloid reports that the news has spread like wildfire, with punters lining up to get inside. Salzburgs red light district king Hermann Pascha Mller, who owns the well-known Pascha brothel, told the paper that he no longer wants to be the tax offices pimp. German-born Mller told the Kronen Zeitung that hes already had to turn away hundreds of disappointed customers as he has had a full house since the...
  • Duke University porn star who once said porn is empowering tells the real heartbreaking story

    09/28/2014 2:54:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 83 replies
    The Young Conservatives ^ | 9/27/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    A student at Duke University started doing porn to pay for her tuition. She became a media sensation and liberals everywhere loved telling her story. She would do interviews and say things like porn is empowering and freeing. She is in a documentary coming up and now that she has been in the industry for a little bit her view of porn has dramatically shifted. The sex industry has a way of making you very cynical and very bitter, a tired-looking Weeks tells an off-camera interviewer, In a way Ive started to become kind of a bit bitter and a...
  • Sugar Daddy Dating Sites Say Government Shutdown A Huge Boost To Sign-Ups

    10/07/2013 11:13:59 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    CBS News Washington D.C. ^ | October 7, 2013
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) An online dating website which bills itself as The Worlds Largest Sugar Daddy Dating Website says it has recorded a 50 percent jump in average daily sign-ups since the start of the government shutdown. SeekingArrangement.com claims its traffic has seen a dramatic rise in people seeking sugar daddys, which Merriam-Webster defines as: A well-to-do usually older man who supports or spends lavishly on a mistress, girlfriend, or boyfriend. Similarly, WhatsYourPrice.com which allows first-dates to the highest bidder has reported a similar massive increase in daily signups since last Sunday despite the fall typically being a...
  • Republican Brothel Owner Who Employs 80 Prostitutes Wins Election as County Commissioner in Nevada

    11/19/2012 3:07:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 114 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 19 November 2012 | Daily Mail (U.K.)
    Brothel owner who employs 80 prostitutes wins election as county commissioner in Nevada... and he's a Republican Lance Gilman is a thriving businessman with dozens of employees. That those workers include a good many prostitutes didn't faze the people of a rural Nevada county who recently elected him as a Storey County commissioner by a wide margin. The Mustang Ranch brothel owner is the first such owner to win election to public office in Nevada since prostitution was legalized here in 1971, Nevada historian Guy Rocha said. And he's believed to be the first to do so in the state's...
  • Brazilian student sells her virginity online for equivalent of $772,000

    10/27/2012 1:01:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | October 26, 2012
    A 20-year-old Brazilian student has sold her virginity in an online auction to a Japanese man named Natsu for 483,000, or $772,000 in U.S. dollars. Catarina Migliorini's virginity was bid on by 15 people. Lucas Zaiden placing the starting bid of $1 earlier on the Web site Virgins Wanted. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The auction was organized by Australian filmmaker Jason Sisely, who began work on the Virgins Wanted project in 2009. A man, 21-year-old Alex Stepanov from Sydney, also put his virginity up for sale, but only garnered 1,860. His virginity sold to Nene B from Brazil....
  • Report: Tigers Wife Gets New Prenup (video report)

    12/02/2009 7:16:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 90 replies · 2,602+ views
    WTXF ^ | Dec.2, 2009
    WTXF: The negotiations allegedly included a new financial agreement for Nordegren Woods if she agrees to stay married to the wayward golf superstar. Sun-Times columnist Bill Zwecker says Nordegren has already received a "seven-figure" payment from Woods, transferred direct to a bank account. In the current prenup, Nordegren gets $20 million if she stays married to Woods for another five years. Nordegren is believed to be seeking a deal with more money and a shorter time frame.
  • Female Chimpanzees 'Sell' Sex For Fruit

    09/14/2007 2:34:17 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 3,104+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/09/2007 | Auslan Cramb
    Female chimpanzees 'sell' sex for fruit By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent Last Updated: 4:01pm BST 11/09/2007 Female chimpanzees are "selling" sex to the males that gather the most fruit, according to new research. Behavioural psychologists found that female chimps mate with the males that give them the most fruit, while male chimps steal "desirable" fruits such as papaya from farms and orchards in a bid to woo potential mates. Oranges, pineapples and maize are among the most sought after crops, with bananas proving far less popular. The scientists also discovered that the chimp that gathered the most fruit in the...
  • Carlson Convenes Bunny Ranch Workers to Discuss Oldest Profession's Ethics

    05/03/2007 6:16:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies · 1,418+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tucker Carlson is a self-described libertarian who mentioned more than once this morning that in he has in the past supported fellow libertarian Ron Paul for president. Little wonder, then, that Carlson takes a live-and-let-love attitude toward the escort-service scandal that is threatening to rock Washington. For those who have not been following the case, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called "DC Madam," owner of an escort agency, turned her clients' phone numbers over to ABC. On tomorrow's "20/20," ABC is apparently planning to disclose the names of some of those clients, who are reported to include Bush administration officials, prominent...
  • Court rules hookers must have tax number

    06/29/2006 10:46:15 AM PDT · by Junior · 36 replies · 836+ views
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian prostitutes will have to get used to doing more paperwork after a court ruled they must have a tax number to pursue their trade. A court in the southern town Pecs rejected a prostitute's appeal against a 50,000 forint ($225) fine by the tax authority and said she should have had a tax number, judge Roza Meszar told the national news agency MTI. The claimant, who was unnamed, argued a treaty signed by Hungary banned the registration of prostitutes, but the court ruled they still needed to pay taxes, must have a tax number and an...
  • No contest pleas in case of pimping [Prostitution across the Street from Police Station]

    01/31/2006 3:55:05 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 125+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/31/6 | Bruce Gerstman
    The Galindo Avenue apartment got a lot of use. But nobody actually lived there. A former-Fairfield couple who rented it pleaded no contest Monday to charges they ran a brothel there for a year -- directly across the street from the Concord police station. They used the Internet to employ prostitutes and market their service to customers. Debra Watts, 52, pleaded no contest to three felony counts of pimping and pandering, and will serve one year of home detention, said prosecutor Jose Marin. Her husband, Ernest Watts, 63, entered the same plea to one misdemeanor count of maintaining a house...
  • Why are more men using prostitutes?

    12/03/2005 2:42:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 658 replies · 13,891+ views
    BBC News ^ | 01 December 2005
    The number of men paying women for sex has nearly doubled in a decade, says research. Why? One in 10 of the 11,000 men asked in a survey in 2000 said he used prostitutes, compared with one in 20 in 1990. The figure is published for the first time in the latest edition of the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. But why such a sharp rise in just a decade? Dr Helen Ward, lead author of the report, points to growing divorce rates, sex tourism like stag holidays and the increasing availability of commercial sex through such means as the internet....
  • Redlight Smackdown: Greece Cracks Down On Prostitutes To Prepare For Olympics

    08/11/2003 7:10:22 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 13 replies · 277+ views
    AP ^ | August 11, 2003 | AP Staff
    ATHENS, Greece -- One Olympic event won't make into the official program -- rounding up the hookers. Authorities in Athens, Greece, are cracking down on the sex trade in advance of next summer's Olympic Games. A 1999 law strictly regulates prostitution, but it was widely ignored until recently. The stepped-up enforcement has some women sleeping in the streets -- in protest. They've been spending the night outside the Interior Ministry. The hookers say closing brothels will drive the sex trade into the streets, with an increase in crime. Advocates of the crackdown contend the bordellos hurt Athens's image. But sex...