The entrance to the Love Ranch brothel is seen, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nev., were former NBA basketball player Lamar Odom was found unconscious the day before. Odom, the NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans for his humble approach to fame, was on life support Wednesday, his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian by his side. Odom was found unresponsive after four days at the brothel  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The Decline of the American Brothel

Troubled ex-NBA star and estranged-Kardashian spouse Lamar Odom was hospitalized last week after being found unresponsive in the VIP suite of a Nevada brothel. Odom’s condition has apparently begun to improve, even as the sad details of his rock-bottom weekend are emerging. Those details are shedding light on the grim status of the state’s brothel industry.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    One upside (I guess?) of declining morals is that you don’t have to pay for a lot of things anymore.
    Pornography? There is more created everyday than you could possible consume, no matter how warped your tastes.
    Sex? As long as you are not a troglodyte, nor excessively picky, there is an all you can eat smorgasbord out there just waiting to be had.

    • mauser 98

      really!? so …have to start hangin with you

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I’m not saying I bedded a conga-line of ugly women, I’m just saying if the looks of the average hooker (judging by published photographs) at your average Las Vegas brothel don’t turn you off, then you can have that for free, unless you look like a troglodyte.

        • mauser 98

          “judging by published photographs”…natch.. don’t want the unpublished ones

  • Brenda

    I knew something was up when I saw how seedy that VIP suite was.

  • mauser 98

    yeah posted before ..funny

    • infedel

      OMG …. I cannot believed I laughed out at that! Kudos.

  • UCSPanther

    Captain Capitalism was describing something similar with the Nightclub scene and its decline. It’s probably related to both the internet, and the economic crisis, for when money gets tight, the first things to go are vices, entertainment and leisure…

    • mobuyus

      There’s always the Blues.

  • Dana Garcia

    Judging from the photo, the fellows obviously visit to enjoy the fine statuary.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Kinda looks like property in Newmarket.

  • infedel

    What about the sex slave industry of islam.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The internet has brought creative destruction to the sex industry. Escort ads online now offer GFE and PSE (The girlfriend experience and the porn star experience), even though customers are paying for companionship time and not the sex acts themselves, so that according to legal hairsplitters, the activity is not prostitution.

    • ntt1

      The actual sex acts and the GFE or PSE are totally free the exchange of funds is to ensure she goes home afterward.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        Another evasion is to hold off on the sex acts until the official paid for time is over.