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Hustlers, Escorts & Porn Stars: The Insider's Guide to Make Prostitution in America
Hustlers, Escorts & Porn Stars: The Insider's Guide to Make Prostitution in America
by Matt Adams
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A daring exploration of the underground culture and business of the male sex industry.... (read more)

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Johns, Marks, Tricks and Chickenhawks: Professionals and Their Clients Writing about Each Other
Johns, Marks, Tricks and Chickenhawks: Professionals and Their Clients Writing about Each Other
by R. J. Martin, Jr.
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Johns, Marks, Tricks and Chickenhawks: Professionals and Their Clients Writing about Each Other is the follow-up to Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys, the groundbreaking anthology that appeared on the cover of the New York Times Book Review. "Eye... (read more)

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Legal Tender
Legal Tender
by Laraine Harper
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You know you're curious. Everyone is. You want to know what happens inside a Nevada brothel, where almost anything goes - and it's legal!Laraine Russo Harper has the answers. In Legal Tender, she provides a firsthand look behind the scenes at a renowned... (read more)

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Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent
Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent
by David Henry Sterry
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Here is the unforgettable chronicle of a season spent walking the razor-sharp line between painful innocence and the allure of the abyss. "Chicken"--slang for a young male prostitute--revisits his year of living dangerously, in a narrative of dazzling... (read more)

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The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Ancient Pleasure District
The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Ancient Pleasure District
by Louise Brown
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The dancing girls of Lahore inhabit the Diamond Market in the shadow of a great mosque. The twenty-first century goes on outside the walls of this ancient quarter but scarcely registers within. Though their trade can be described with accuracy as... (read more)

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Somebody's Daughter: The Hidden Story of America's Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them
Somebody's Daughter: The Hidden Story of America's Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them
by Julian Sher
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They are Americas forgotten children, the hundreds of thousands of child prostitutes who walk the Las Vegas Strip, the casinos of Atlantic City, the truck stops on interstates, and the street corners of our cities. Many people wrongly believe sex... (read more)

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Pr0nnovation?: Pornography and Technological Innovation
Pr0nnovation?: Pornography and Technological Innovation
by Johan Grenzfurthner
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From the depiction of female genitalia in a cave painting to the latest Internet porn, technology, art, and sexuality have always been closely linked. So closely, in fact, that the development of emergent technologies — photography, motion pictures,... (read more)

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The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives with CDROM
The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives with CDROM
by Martha Feldman
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Courtesans, hetaeras, tawaif-s, ji-s--these women have exchanged artistic graces, elevated conversation, and sexual favors with male patrons throughout history and around the world. Of a different world than common prostitutes, courtesans deal in... (read more)

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Whip Smart: The True Story of a Secret Life
Whip Smart: The True Story of a Secret Life
by Melissa Febos
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A dark, wild, powerful memoir about a young womans transformation from college student to professional dominatrix While a college student at The New School, Melissa Febos spent four years working as a dominatrix in a midtown dungeon. In poetic, nuanced... (read more)

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Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent
Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent
by David Henry Sterry
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I walk all the way up Hollywood Boulevard to Grauman's Chinese Theatre: past tourists snapping shots; wannabe starlets sparkling by in miniskirts with head shots in their hands and moondust in their eyes; rowdy cowboys drinking with drunken Indians... (read more)

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Pornography in a Free Society
Pornography in a Free Society
by Gordon Hawkins
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Pornography in a Free Society deals with what has been called the "civil war over smut." The past two decades have been high seasons for pornography commissions. They were appointed in the United States in 1968, in Great Britain in 1977, in Canada in... (read more)

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The Johns: Sex for Sale and the Men Who Buy It
The Johns: Sex for Sale and the Men Who Buy It
by Victor Malarek
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Malarek, a noted journalist and investigative reporter, uses interviews and research to examine the role of the customer (or "john") in the world of global sex trafficking. The author gathers data from countries such as Thailand, Costa Rica and the... (read more)

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The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade
The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade
by Victor Malarek
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A blistering, eye-opening look at the horrific global phenomenon of sexual trafficking... This is 21st century slavery.... (read more)

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Pornography and Difference
Pornography and Difference
by Berkeley Kaite
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This study of pornographic magazine photographs--softcore, hardcore, transsexual/transvestite--analyzes the visual code of these images. It engages questions about masculinity and masculine sexuality such as "Is there a necessary relation between... (read more)

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Brothel
Brothel
by Alexa Albert
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When Harvard medical student Alexa Albert conducted a public-health study as the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada, the only state in the union where prostitution is legal, neither she nor the brothel could have predicted the end result. Having worked with... (read more)

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Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!: Of Playboys, Pigs, and Penthouse Paupers-An American Tale of Sex and Wonder
Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!: Of Playboys, Pigs, and Penthouse Paupers-An American Tale of Sex and Wonder
by Mike Edison
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A wild and uncompromising history of four infamous magazines and the outlaws behind them, Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! is the first book to rip the sheet off of the sleazy myth-making machine of Hugh Hefner and Playboy, and reveal the doomed history of Hefners... (read more)

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Defending Pornography 2ND Edition
Defending Pornography 2ND Edition
by Nadine Strossen
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When Susan Smith lost her two boys, her saga captivated the hearts of America. Now that she has been indicted for their murder, she has been demonized by the public. How does the fact that she is a woman influence the venom people now feel towards her... (read more)

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Tales from the Clitoris: A Female Experience of Pornography
Tales from the Clitoris: A Female Experience of Pornography
by Cherie Matrix
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True stories from some of the world's most pro-sex feminists. These women have provided intimate, anti-censorship essays, to reestablish the idea that equality of the sexes doesn't have to mean no sex. From intimate sexual experiences and... (read more)

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Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
by Jillian Lauren
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Read Jillian Lauren's posts on the Penguin Blog. A jaw-dropping story of how a girl from the suburbs ends up in a prince's harem, and emerges from the secret Xanadu both richer and wiser At eighteen, Jillian Lauren was an NYU theater school dropout with... (read more)

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Making Peace with Porn: Adult Entertainment and Your Guy
Making Peace with Porn: Adult Entertainment and Your Guy
by Allison Vivas
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One conservative estimate says that 100 million people, mostly men, look at porn online every day. Yet for many women, the topic of pornography sparks deep feelings of discomfort and insecurity which can lead to worries or fights about porn's place in... (read more)

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