AMSTERDAM — The USA Sex Guide website, which suspended operations after President Trump signed SESTA/FOSTA legislation, has been brought back into a second life.
The comprehensive city-by-city bulletin board offering forum categories that mirror the full spectrum of places where men go to seek out pleasure is now operable at USASexGuide.nl using a Netherlands country-code domain name.
The bulletin board previously was available at USASexGuide.info before its operator pulled the plug. It redirects now.
SESTA/FOSTA provides criminal and civil penalties for anyone who owns, manages or operates an online service "with the intent to promote or facilitate the prostitution of another person" in the U.S.
In 2017, the website boasted 503,000 users, but many more logged in as guests. Since its launch in 2005, the site had more than 3.3 million reports on more than 18,000 topics.
In its newest incarnation, USASexGuide.nl continues to offer so-called “johns' boards,” where users can read and discuss about escorts, massage parlors, strip clubs and streetwalkers in scores of U.S. cities.
USASexGuide.nl’s operator this week explained what has transpired in the past month on the new site.
“First and foremost, thanks for waiting,” USA Sex Guide’s operator said. “We missed all you guys. You will note the new URL. The name is essentially the same, it's just in Holland where buying pussy is legal and the Dutch kinda dig telling everybody to fuck off.
“The site is also pretty much the same. We did some upgrades, and it's owned by a Bulgarian guy now ... but the site itself is and will remain the same.”
USA Sex Guide’s operator noted that some parts of the site are broken, but will be fixed in time.