Escort Services flourish at Backpage.com

Because human nature wants what it wants, the closure of Craigslist’s Adult Services section has meant a big boon for Village Voice Media-owned Backpage.com, which has thrived with an “Adult” section overflowing with ads about escorts (male, female and transsexual), body rubs, “adult jobs” and strippers. The New York Observer recently pored over the classifieds … Continue reading

Exclusive: Diary of a Call Girl Turned Teacher (part I & II)

Part I: In college, she stripped. In graduate school she sold sex on Craigslist. Then Melissa Petro became a popular grade-school teacher, known for inspiring her students. Her secret past could have stayed that way — until she blogged about it. Sitting at home on a sunny fall afternoon, coffee in hand, Melissa Petro looks … Continue reading