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25 Things You Didn’t Know About “Pretty Woman”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the movie Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts, Julia Roberts’ hair, and Richard Gere. (Now don’t you feel old?) The big celebration, with the cast reuniting for the first time in twenty-five years on the Today Show, happened last week. But we were out of town last week, so […]

How To
A Professional Escort’s 10 Rules for a Threeway That Won’t Backfire

by Miss Jolene Dubois for YourTango I’m a professional prostitute. Personally, I’ve had at least 15 to 20 threesomes with different couples as well as my own boyfriends, plus one drunken gang-bang. In short, I’m quite experienced with the more popular version of threesomes (two girls, one guy), which gives me ample expertise on sharing with you, the reader, […]

Pop Culture
New Movie: Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight, the directorial debut by Jill Soloway (best known for her work on “Six Feet Under” and “The United States of Tara”), opens next Friday in NY and LA, followed by other cities Sept 6th. It joins a (thankfully) growing number of projects on issues of sexuality from the female perspective with frankness, even […]

Comment of the Week: It’s Hard Out There for a Sugar Baby regular Johnny said the following in response to our post “Blog Snog: Are Sugar Daddies Just a Myth?” Oh, sugar daddies and mommas are absolutely real. Most people just don’t have what it takes to be a sugar baby. The sugar baby reality is that you’ll probably have to exchange sex for money with […]

How Much Would You Pay to Talk to a Guy Who’d Really Listen?

photo via That question is now serious business in South Korea, where the old-school hostess culture — i.e. rich businessmen visiting male-only establishments, paying the female hostesses for their flirtatious company and more — has given rise to its exact opposite: rich women visiting female-only establishments, paying the male hosts for their flirtatious company […]

Sex Surrogacy: When a Spade Isn’t a Spade

photo via flickr Last week we discussed the (negligible) difference between a sugar daddy and a john. As Winston Churchill unfortunately didn’t say, it’s simply a matter of price. But this week we’d like to talk about sex surrogates who often — and unfairly, we think — get classified as prostitutes. A recent report by […]

What’s the Difference Between a Sugar Daddy and a John?

Winston Churchill gets a lot of posthumous credit for witticisms he never uttered, including the exchange below. We’re disappointed to learn it wasn’t Mr. Churchill who said this — apparently he was quite gallant in conversation with women — but we’re going to quote it anyway because the message doesn’t change: Churchill: Madam, would you […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: I Used to Be Paid for Sex

We get a lot of advice questions coming in at, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Make your call by leaving your advice in the comments section below: Dear Em & Lo, I used […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Woke Up with a Prostitute

photo by loveloveshine Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about love and sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: I had a dream where I woke up from a deep sleep to find a woman going down […]

Nevada Legalizes Male Prostitutes, But Will Women Pay to Play?

Nevada County has finally legalized male prostitutes — so now the only question remaining, especially with the approval arriving in the middle of a recession, is this: Will the phones be ringing off the hook, or will the silence be deafening? A small brothel — and wannabe stud form — about 150 miles northwest of […]

Not-So-Flat Stanley

photo via Hamburger Morgenpost At first glance, this news story about a German prostitute’s tombstone being deemed “too slutty” seemed like just another one of those “Oddly Enough” stories that every paper traffics in (“Drunken Tractor Driver Leads Police on Slow Chase” et al). Until we got to the part about how the tombstone in […]

Pop Culture
Books: True Confessions of a Male Escort

photo by crazytales562 Andrew Rosetta (not his real name) was an escort in London for ten years, where he made thousands of pounds a week. He tells all in his new memoir, Whatever She Wants: True Confessions of a Male Escort. We had about ten million questions we wanted to ask him, but we limited […]