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The Week in Links: January 13

A token that experts believe was used to pay for sex in brothels during the first century A.D. was discovered in West London.

The Los Angeles City Council tentatively approved an ordinance that would require all L.A. porn shoots to use condoms. 

Dominique Strauss-Kahn had no idea whether he was sleeping with prostitutes or civilian women during his now-famous Paris swinger parties, because the women were “all naked at the time,” according to his lawyer Henri Leclerc.  “I defy you to tell the difference between a naked prostitute and any other naked woman.” Did he have to pay? Because that’s one way to figure it out.

GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich have all pledged to strictly enforce obscenity laws.

PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk discusses the organization’s plans to launch a porn site.

Former San Diego City Councilman Ralph Inzunza was sentenced to 21 months in prison for taking bribes from strip clubs in exchange for relaxing rules on physical contact.

Police in New York have released a composite sketch of an unidentified victim of the Long Island serial killer.

In Los Angeles, members of the Calvary Chapel South Bay have been gathering signatures in a petition to prevent a strip club from opening in its neighborhood.

Indiana state senators Jim Banks and Dennis Kruse have filed a bill that would strictly regulate local strip clubs, banning lap dances and alcohol, and requiring a closing time of midnight. They’ve also proposed loosening local gun laws so that firearms can be carried on college campuses.

Porn performers Asa Akira and Rocco Reed took home top honors at the XBIZ Awards this week.

A Quebec stripper was sentenced to nine months in jail for assaulting a customer after he refused to pay her.

The AVN Entertainment Expo will take place after, rather than during, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year. Both events traditionally shared the same weekend, and up to 40 percent of the same attendees. However, some high-profile porn performers still made it to both. In “dog bites man,” USA Today reports that strip clubs view CES with the anticipation of greater profits.

In Los Angeles, members of the Calvary Chapel South Bay have been gathering signatures in a petition to prevent a strip club from opening in its neighborhood.

UK reality dating show contestant Aaron Withers speaks out about his former career as a gigolo.

Houston hand doctor Michael Brown, known for spending $60K/month on his stripper girlfriends, has been sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he intentionally gave her herpes.

Newt Gingrich’s history with Dallas strip club The Lodge is revisited.

Swansea University received a nearly £500K grant to study the prevalence of prostitution among students in hopes of offering better support for student sex workers.


  1. I feel for the stripper who assaulted a customer after he didn’t pay her. I’ve done it a few times, or even just spit on them. Because if the bouncers won’t do it, what other recourse do we have?


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