Kinja user "Curious Squid" is an Australian woman who moonlights as a prostitute. She keeps a diary of her life as a sex worker, writing about the banal (arranging jobs) to the very interesting (sexual violence against sex workers).
The author travels with Indian sex tourists to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
NY Mag on the fallout of false testimony that sends an innocent parent to jail.
In 1994, the Tampa Bay Times published a riveting story about Kenneth Hardcastle. One of Tampa Bay's civic elites, Hardcastle also had a burgeoning crack addiction and a fondness for underage prostitutes. [more inside]
Donald Trump trumpets the integrity of the Miss USA pageant. The truth is a bit different.
There is a dating guide for Stanford University (PDF file), and it includes a foreword by Philip Zimbardo.
The most recent cover of Time magazine is causing a lot of controversy. The issue explores attachment parenting and its rise in popularity. Some see attachment parents as selfish, while others swear by it. Either way, attachment parenting and extreme breastfeeding are now part of the national conversation.
Psychology Today delves into the societal and psychological issues raised by casual sex.
Busy people in need of a boost in the bars are now relying on professional wingpersons.
Samir Zia Chowhan, sensing a prime opportunity in this down economy, set out to hire a secretary who could not only do the typing and filing, but could also engage in group sex with Chowhan and his law partner. The Illinois Supreme Court found that this is conduct unbecoming of an attorney and suspended Chowhan's law license.
Katherine Goldstein writes about working as a fact checker for Cosmopolitan.
Bikram yoga, popularized in the USA by Bikram Choudhury, is criticized for being overly sexual and as subverting the traditional aims of yoga. The bacchanalian atmosphere at the training clinics held by Choudhury seem to confirm this view.
Jillian Lauren recently wrote a book about her experiences as a harem girl in Brunei. LA Weekly also went in-depth into her story.> [more inside]
Jarretta Hamilton, a teacher at a Christian school in Orlando, was fired after it was discovered that her baby was conceived before she was married.
Lakers beat writer obliterates the myth that Wilt Chamberlain slept with 20,000 women. [more inside]
A Crime of Shadows: Mark Bowden shows both sides of a police sting of Internet child predators. [more inside]
Recently, there have been a host of websites that delight in exposing the inanity and stupidity of our society. There is the granddaddy, Overheard in New York, which recounts silly conversations heard in the Big Apple, as well as a host of similar sites. There are now a variety of such websites, dedicated to different aspects of our society. [more inside]