The Red Light Forest – Prostitution in the Animal World

For pebbles, meat, or nectar, these animals found that nothing sells quite as well as sex.

When Rhode Island accidentally legalized prostitution rapes and STDs dramatically fell

In the 1980s, concerned that the state statute on prostitution was too broad and could potentially infringe on First Amendment freedoms, lawmakers in Rhode Island decided to make it more explicit by cutting some articles. They went a bit too far, though, and accidentally removed the section defining the act itself as a crime. It wasn’t until 2003 that courts