World's Oldest Profession discussed creepily among strangers online
May 29, 2003 9:29 AM   Subscribe

Welcome to the World Sex Guide forums • Ever wonder if your town had a seamy underside? The WSG forums exist to facilitate "the exchange of information between men who are looking for sex with women," and allow users to browse by city & country to discuss the local cruising scene with other Johns in the field. It's replete with much insider lingo, curious acronyms, awkward tiptoe language (think "bong" vs. "water-filtered tobacco pipe" in headshop culture), and red-herring posts left as bait for the law enforcement (LE) who evidently monitor these forums. Agree or disagree morally with the John lifestyle, it's still worth a glimpse into this strange subculture.
posted by dhoyt (19 comments total)

I'm glad the list of cities and countries includes a forum for "Interstates and Truck Stops". I'm going for a road trip this summer and goddamned AAA never includes this kind of critical info.
posted by vito90 at 9:37 AM on May 29, 2003

Gratuitous disclaimer: I am happily With Girlfriend, so please no jokes about why I was browsing this site. I honestly don't remember how I first stumbled across it, other than that the referring link was considerably tamer than some of the WSG forums, which can be textually NSFW once you drill down into individual posts.

Also, I would have liked to directly link to some of the more interesting posts (you kind of have to dig around), but the site is in frames. :p
posted by dhoyt at 9:37 AM on May 29, 2003

but the site is in frames.

right click in frame, properties, url.
posted by quonsar at 9:49 AM on May 29, 2003

(Right, I did that when I linked to the City/Country page, but you end up losing all the navigation in the top and left frames. O well...)
posted by dhoyt at 9:56 AM on May 29, 2003

Please, someone register

"Tricky on 3rd and C: acidic, musky, with a whiskey-like sting."
posted by basilwhite at 10:09 AM on May 29, 2003

I enjoyed a peek behind the blacked-out windows of all those "Oriental Spa" places around where I live. And the linked site is cool too! (I kill me)
posted by luser at 10:57 AM on May 29, 2003


This *is* creepy.
posted by cinderful at 10:58 AM on May 29, 2003

I must admit I often look at a uk site called
people write reviews of places where they have paid for sex. At first I thought it was a wind up, but the range of writing styles shows it is not. You do see the odd funny story amoungst the reviews like this one
its quite foul you might regret reading it
posted by ollybee at 11:41 AM on May 29, 2003

How really, really disturbing.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 12:43 PM on May 29, 2003

great link. i love to see the underground economy at work.

legalize it.
posted by mrgrimm at 1:03 PM on May 29, 2003

This is nothing compared to The Erotic Review. It's a friggin' database with rankings and searchable fields, sorted by city. With "juicy details" for paying members (or frequent contributors) only.

I learned about it on TechTV, I swear.
posted by Fofer at 1:04 PM on May 29, 2003

Good ol' Internet. It is so weird reading about people finding streetwalkers and getting sleazy BJs for $25 in Madison, WI. So, so weird.
posted by kavasa at 3:08 PM on May 29, 2003

Head on down to EKY and get a HJ at a AMP, but just watch out for the LE. Sometimes you can get FS for $60, but that's usually by an SW, not at an MP.
posted by tomplus2 at 3:52 PM on May 29, 2003

sleazy BJs

As opposed to a respectable BJ? Like going to Dennys and ordering the Lobster.
posted by stbalbach at 3:58 PM on May 29, 2003

It's quite weird finding out that areas of London I spend most of my time in are apparently well-known red light districts. Do the girls hide when they see me coming?
posted by influx at 4:46 PM on May 29, 2003

Do the girls hide when they see me coming?

I'd say it's a business decision.
posted by WolfDaddy at 5:27 PM on May 29, 2003

I always wondered what REALLY goes on in that place with the sign that says "Foxy Sauna" that I pass by on the way to work. Now I know. Thanks for the link, I guess...
posted by zsazsa at 10:05 PM on May 29, 2003

China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam"

So it's true what the Koreans always proclaim : that there's no prostitution in Korea!

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:03 AM on May 30, 2003

sleazy BJs

As opposed to a respectable BJ? Like going to Dennys and ordering the Lobster.

posted by eastlakestandard at 7:30 PM on May 30, 2003

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