At first glance, the undercover video captured by a Seattle detective seems to show an ordinary guys' night out -- a bunch of men just hanging out at a local watering hole, eating nachos and drinking beers. Unbeknownst to them, the detective sitting at their table during this series of meet-ups in was secretly videotaping their conversations as part of an undercover operation. This unprecedented prostitution sting eventually blew the lid off a secretive network of online review boards — websites where users rate and recommend local prostitutes. Prostitution review websites are a prolific corner of the illicit online sex trade. Major websites, like TnA Review and The Erotic Review, cover nearly every city in the United States; each location has its own local customer reviews and often, escort ads. While these websites operate across the country, not all of these online communities agree to meet in person—something that made the Seattle case especially unique. The investigation resulted in police raiding several brothels in the wealthy Seattle suburb of Bellevue, and the shutdown of three websites:
Erotic Review comprises feature articles, fiction, photography portfolios and a Some say female orgasms are an incentive to have sex for reproduction and. The Erotic Review, also functioning as stklr.info, is a review site that ostensibly presents clients' assessments of their experiences with sex workers.
These are the kinds of stats that could gain him recognition as a top reviewer on Yelp or TripAdvisor. The Erotic Review, founded in , boasts 1. For these reasons, and more, many sex workers take issue with The Erotic Review.
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A website that hosts customer reviews of sex workers has started blocking Internet users in the United States because of forthcoming changes in US law. SESTA will make it easier to prosecute websites that host third-party content that promotes or facilitates prostitution, even in cases when the sex workers aren't victims of trafficking. After Congress approved the bill, Craigslist removed its "Personals" section and Reddit removed some sex-related subreddits. TER is still accessible outside the US, and US-based users can access the site with Virtual Private Network services that make users appear to be located in other countries.