Books About Prostituiton

Listed below are a few books about prostitution that we feel our readers may enjoy. This is not a recommendation page, but rather a simple guide to the type of books on prostitution that are available.


loveforsaleLove For Sale: A World History of Prostitution

From the Amazon description: “From the Whore of Babylon to The Happy Hooker, eminent historian Nils Johan Ringdal has written a masterly, extremely readable world history of the world’s oldest profession, spanning a wide historical swathe armed with a lively wit.” Read the entire book description here.



legalizingprostitutionLegalizing Prostitution: From Illicit Vice to Lawful Business

From the Amazon description: “Legalizing Prostitution provides a theoretically grounded comparative analysis of political dynamics, policy outcomes, and red-light landscapes in nations where prostitution has been legalized and regulated by the government, presenting a rich and novel portrait of the multifaceted world of legal sex for sale.” More information and reviews here.



notachoiceNot a Choice, Not a Job: Exposing the Myths about Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade

“In Not a Choice, Not a Job, Janice Raymond challenges both the myths and their perpetrators. Raymond demonstrates that prostitution is not sex but sexual exploitation, and that legalizing and decriminalizing the system of prostitution—as opposed to the prostituted women—promotes sex trafficking, expands the sex industry, and invites organized crime.” Additional reviews and information from Amazon here.



thejohnsThe Johns: Sex for Sale and the Men Who Buy It

From the Amazon description: “In this hard- hitting expose´, Victor Malarek ranges worldwide, unmasking the kind of men—and organizations—that foster and drive the sex trade, from America to Europe, Brazil to Thailand, Phnom Penh to St. Petersburg and Costa Rica.” More reviews and buy the book here. 



encylopediaprostitutionEncyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work (2 Volumes Set)

“The A-to-Z encyclopedia offers wide-ranging entries related to prostitution and the sex industry, past and present, both worldwide (mostly in the West) and in the United States.” Read more reviews and get the book here.