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Myrelle Lockett. Photo: Cook County Sheriff
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Sex Trafficking Has Reached Facebook

We've all done it without even thinking about it. Adding a complete stranger as a Facebook friend has become a commonplace practice, and has even lead to some people starting a new relationship. But even as social media sites increase their privacy and "safety" settings, the danger continues to ramp up. Such is the case with Chicago-area twins Tyrelle and Myrelle Lockett.

Veronica Monet: In Her Own Words
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Veronica Monet: In Her Own Words

Nearly three decades ago, I entered a life of sobriety, which catapulted me onto a path of spiritual growth and service. There have been many steps along this journey. First I hosted a local cable TV show on which I interviewed hundreds of guests about a variety of topics which called to me over the course of five years. Eventually I found my own voice as an activist for women's empowerment and sexual rights.

Is It Sex Addiction?  What's Wrong With These Men?!
Experts Blog

Is It Sex Addiction? What's Wrong With These Men?!

Men behaving badly are in the news regularly. We are riveted by the stories of Anthony Weiner, former governor  and San Diego mayor Bob Filner. These public figures create spectacular media sensations when their actions become exposed. When the famous are exposed they attract headlines as well as our fascination, think of Tiger Woods or Eliot Spitzer or Mark Sanford  or Kobe Bryant or Bill Clinton or Arnold Schwarzenegger. This type of drama goes on in private too, causing pain and heartache to thousands of families out of the public eye.

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Maybe I'll marry you! Haha!
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Love Bytes: Do Weddings Make Single Women Crazy?

Have all the love you want. Are single women crazy for weddings? "The Dublin Wives" are the best reality show on TV. Would you tell your boyfriend your "number"? Why are men commitment-phobic? Gay marriage is still a hot button issue in France.

Secret Lives: The "Shameful" Truth
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Secret Lives: The "Shameful" Truth

"Bizarre, salacious and inexplicably careless" - these are just a few of the judgment-laden phrases that presently swirl around Suzy Favor Hamilton, a woman some have called the greatest athlete in University of Wisconsin history. What has changed public perception of this Olympic runner and winner of nine NCAA championships for the UW-Madison?  What has suddenly changed her from an admired icon to a target of ridicule and vilification?

Dating As A Former Prostitute
Wow, are you sure you haven't done this before?
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Love Bytes: Dating As A Former Prostitute

How do former prostitutes date again? Ugh, now there is hillbilly porn. 18 gifs that will probably describe your love life. Getting engaged on Twitter is CLASSY. And more in today's roundup of the best of the web...

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"In advertising, sex sells. But only if you're selling sex." -- Jef I. Richards
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Sex Sells: Spain Lifts Ban On Hooker Ads

The Spanish parliament took action over the weekend to address the country's fiscal woes, passing a bill introduced by the opposition that lifts a longstanding ban on the advertising of sexual services. Wait: Prostitution is legal in Spain?!

Think Childhood Prostitution Is Despicable?
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Think Childhood Prostitution Is Despicable?

Sure, it's tough for some parents to race child one to soccer practice while still dropping child two off at piano lessons on time, but families find time to do it; mostly with minimal complaints. Sure, it's heartbreaking when a boyfriend breaks up with you — but at some point you move on, hopefully gaining strength through the experience. But some people have bigger problems.