Brazil’s Political Prostitutes and Shameful Politicians

Laura Murray is a filmmaker, activist and PhD student studying sex worker activism and politics in Brazil. In her first post for the MoSex blog, an expansion on her blog post published at, Laura explains how the Brazilian Minister of Health celebrated International Prostitute’s Day in June – by censoring an HIV prevention campaign: June has been a […]

The Pages of Sin — a brief history of prostitute guidebooks

I just wrote an essay for the New York Times on the history of prostitute guidebooks through various “golden ages” of sin, from Renaissance Venice to Georgian London, belle époque Paris and pre-WW1 New Orleans.