Ancient Roman coins depict sundry sexual acts, but what were they for?

The Romans loved sex. The wrote graphic poetry about it, and scrawled x-rated graffiti on their city walls. They even emblazoned currency with depictions of sexual acts. But what purpose did this coinage serve? Fair warning: numismatic pornography after the jump – potentially NSFW. » 9/09/13 8:20am 9/09/13 8:20am

Are men who pay for sex normal, or just weird?

Paying for sex has long been characterized as an inevitable behavior among men, but newly published research suggests it's far less common than recent media attention would suggest. This raises interesting questions relating to sexuality and deviance in men who do solicit prostitutes. Are these men "normal"? Is there… » 3/26/13 9:20am 3/26/13 9:20am

How would robotic prostitutes change the sex tourism industry?

Machines have already changed the face of manufacturing industries, but what happens when prostitutes find themselves replaced by robots? Will machines populate our brothels instead of flesh and blood people? Will the social stigma of paying for sex fade? And how will the availability of robotic sex partners impact… » 4/15/12 11:30am 4/15/12 11:30am

Inevitably depressing alien-themed brothel to open in Nevada

Nominally famous intercourse entrepreneur Dennis Hof — the star of HBO's Cathouse reality series and owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch — has a vision, a refined vision he can only articulate with such epigrams as "sex from another planet" and "Alien Cathouse girls do it different." » 12/24/11 7:30am 12/24/11 7:30am