Tag Archives: prostitution

Confessions of a College Pimp

A few weeks ago, when we were talking about educated lap dancers, I wondered if any of my students were paying their way through school working in the sex trades. At the time I had in mind lap dancers, sex workers, escorts, et cetera. I never imagined that there were students paying their way through […]

Seeking Sugar Daddies

I spoke with Stepahanie Domet this week about the increase in Sugar Baby supply coming from College students. I am not sure how long this link will stay live, but you can find that interview here at CBC Radio’s Mainstreet.

What explains the surge in ‘sugar baby’ supply?

Media stories on the sugar daddy / sugar baby phenomena are quick to assume that there’s an economic story behind the rise in this type of arrangement, and in that they are right. The question is; are they telling the right economic story? Are these types of relationships on the rise simply because of poor […]

The Price of Sex in South America: A Guide for Secret Service Agents

Heading to South America to protect your head of state? Avoid potentially embarrassing conflict with this handy region guide to the price of sexual services prepared by a team of trained economists.

Legalizing brothels doesn’t pay

Sex sells, but does it pay? University of British Columbia economist Marina Adshade says legalizing brothels doesn’t guarantee higher tax revenues and may actually result in increased costs.   See the original article here.  

Would You Pay to have Sex with an Android?

I know at least some of you are thinking: I already feel like I am having sex with a robot. But new research predicts that we will be having sex with actual robots within five years and considers an exciting application of robotic technology – replacing sex workers with androids. 

When Bad Sex Work Drives out the Good

I was on train last Sunday night traveling through Brussels when my 12-year-old son looked out the window and excitedly proclaimed, “They have a red light district!” He was right; the street runniAdd Newng parallel to the train tracks was lined with women in their Christmas-box windows beckoning travelers off the train to come and […]

What it Means To Be a Lady in the Living Room and a Whore in the Bedroom

New Jersey Senate candidate Phil Mitsch lost his Republican Party support last week over a tweet in which he shared “good advice” for wives telling them to be “a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom”. I think Mr. Mitsch has perhaps lost touch with what it means to be a […]

Swinging So Successfully: Are Swinger Clubs Stealing Sex Market Share from Prostitution?

If your Facebook friend, who has been married for 20 years, changes her status to “Interested in men and women,” does that mean she is a swinger? More interestingly, what does it mean for society when swinging has become so de-stigmatized that swingers don’t feel the need to hide? One economist says the answer is […]

Econ 101: The Sex and Love Edition

This blog is for everyone who sat through a first-year economic class wondering why their professor couldn’t come up with better examples than guns and butter and for teachers of economics who would like their students to periodically look up from their phones. Here I explain basic economic terms using examples that mothers would never […]