A sex worker talks to a man outside a hotel in the Geylang red light district in Singapore February 8, In the Geylang district, licensed prostitutes from China, Thailand and other Asian countries work in brothels that are technically illegal but obvious in their purpose with red lights and flashing signs. An unlicensed and illegal sex trade is rampant in doorways and on street corners elsewhere in Geylang, at the notorious Orchard Towers complex known as "Four Floors of Whores" on one of Singapore's glitziest shopping streets, in numerous massage parlors and in explicit online ads. The body of Ashley Mays — a year-old woman who was nine-months pregnant -- was found strangled to death inside a suburban Atlanta hotel room with zip ties binding her hands and feet. A bloody knife was found at the scene and an autopsy report determined that the teen had been beaten and strangled before having her throat slit.
The Rise and Fall of RedBook, the Site That Sex Workers Couldn't Live Without
It did so when a U. Senate investigative committee concluded Backpage knowingly assisted pimps and traffickers. But similar ads are now running in a different section of Backpage sites. The ads are in the sites' "dating" sections, but they solicit sexual services and activity.
Combining massage therapy with sexual services is nothing new or shocking. As mentioned with respect to Craigslist, this is having a chilling effect on some websites being used by both parties to find what they are looking for. One might reasonably assume that for a legitimate massage business, taking down websites such as Backpage.