A volunteer talks on her cell phone at the entrance to the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.

World's First Whore College Opens in San Francisco

Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world’s first college for prostitutes, the “Whore College”, in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills.
Classes such as “Beauty Standards and Work”, Safer Oral Sex” and “Give Your Sex Business a Make Over” are taught here. Leigh – who goes by the name of “Scarlet Harlot” – claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.

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A volunteer talks on her cell phone at the entrance to the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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A volunteer talks to student at the entrance to the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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Male sex worker Derrick Hanson waiting for the opening of the door to the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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Male sex worker Derrick Hanson waiting for the opening of the door to the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh talks to students, most of them working prostitutes, at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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Students, most of them prostitutes, during a class at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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May 4, 2005
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Prostitute and sex activist Sadie Lune gives a "Beauty Standards and Sex Work" class  at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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May 4, 2005
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Former prostitute-porn star turned Ph.D. sexologist, Dr. Annie Sprinkle, speaks during a class at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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May 4, 2005
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Students, most of them working prostitutes, discussing between classes at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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May 4, 2005
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Three prostitutes and students at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005, examine a sex toy between two classes. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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Two students-prostitutes during  a class of self-defense at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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Students learn how to kick when thrown to the ground during  a class of self-defense at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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12-2265-0172
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A students at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005, looks at  sex materials displayed on a table. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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Some of the items on display and for sale at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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May 4, 2005
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14-2265-0107
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Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh pre-signs the diplomas that will be given to the students at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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15-2265-0234
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Prostitutes helping to prepare lunch snacks at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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16-2265-0137
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A volunteer taking a rest at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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17-2265-0148
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Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh in her office at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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18-2265-0059
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Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh in her office at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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19-2265-0068
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Inside the office of prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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20-2265-0135
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Prostitute, artist and sex activist Sadie Lune poses with her picture on the cover page of the "Spectator" after a class at the "Whore College" in San Francisco on May 4, 2005. Prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh opened the world's first college for prostitutes, the "Whore College", in San Francisco. It is open to male and female prostitutes who want to learn and improve their safety, business and technical skills. Classes such as "Beauty Standards and Work", Safer Oral Sex" and "Give Your Sex Business a Make Over" are taught here. Leigh, who goes by the name of "Scarlet Harlot", claims there has been a demand for such studies since many Silicon Valley employees became sex workers after the dot com bust of the late 1990s.
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World's First Whore Colle...
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May 4, 2005
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21-2265-0222
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