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Male Prostitution is less exploitative than Female Prostituion.

Discuss.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Thursday at 6:59 AM

Probably true. But not every female is being exploited, so that may tip the scales a bit.

by Anonymousreply 102/25/2019

Perhaps men are less likely to be pimped and trafficked than women, but both still happen.

I don't think the OP can defend his point.

by Anonymousreply 202/25/2019

Men are physically less vulnerable than women.

by Anonymousreply 302/25/2019

R3 is correct and therefor male prostitution is less exploitative generally. That doesn't mean it's not still exploitative in other ways

by Anonymousreply 402/25/2019

The perception probably is that the majority of men have a choice to do it where women are forced.

by Anonymousreply 502/25/2019

Is prostitution inherently exploitative? If so, why? Is it about power dynamics?

by Anonymousreply 602/25/2019

I think prostitution is exploitative if there is any pimp/madam involved at all. People who work for themselves doing it are fine

by Anonymousreply 702/25/2019

Bring me my money, you slut bitch!

by Anonymousreply 802/25/2019

R8 Yes I would say Kris exploited her children

by Anonymousreply 902/26/2019

Do male prostitutes have to deal with pimps as often? Most female prostitutes have to answer to abusive pimps.

by Anonymousreply 1002/26/2019

Not as much today. But some younger gay men "dated" older guys that pimped out. It happened a lot in NYC in the 80s

by Anonymousreply 1102/26/2019

Thanks r11 . I’d say females are probably more exploited simply based on their weaker physical strength and a business model based on pimping vs. free lancing.

by Anonymousreply 1202/26/2019

OP, what does the group win who wins your silly little contest of who suffers more?

by Anonymousreply 1302/26/2019

[quote] Do male prostitutes have to deal with pimps as often? Most female prostitutes have to answer to abusive pimps.

Men do not have pimps at all, period. And females haven't have pimps since the '70's, although they still exist in some cases.

by Anonymousreply 1402/26/2019

What about boys who work for high end agencies? Is there actually such a thing? I don’t think these guys are exploited, just putting themselves at undue risk for what they get paid. I met quite a few porn stars way back in the early 2000s, during the last days of the big circuit parties. Virtually all of them escort, porn was a just form of advertising. This was right before the massive growth of internet porn, and even the big studios paid hardly anything back then

by Anonymousreply 1502/26/2019

Okay, I can't go into details because this was a confidential case, but I was peripherally involved in a case of young male human trafficking. There were drugs and pimps and coercion involved.

So just so you know, human trafficking is NOT something that just happens to women and girls.

by Anonymousreply 1602/26/2019

This is interesting:

Nine months later, Dank and Curtis had far surpassed their goal, completing interviews with 249 underage prostitutes. From that data, they were able to put a number on the total population of New York's teen sex workers: 3,946.

Most astonishing to the researchers was the demographic profile teased out by the study. Published by the U.S. Department of Justice in September 2008, Curtis and Dank's findings thoroughly obliterated the long-held core assumptions about underage prostitution:

• Nearly half the kids — about 45 percent — were boys.

• Only 10 percent were involved with a "market facilitator" (e.g., a pimp).

• About 45 percent got into the "business" through friends.

• More than 90 percent were U.S.- born (56 percent were New York City natives).

• On average, they started hooking at age 15.

• Most of them serviced men — preferably white and wealthy.

• Most deals were struck on the street.

• Almost 70 percent of the kids said they'd sought assistance at a youth-service agency at least once.

• Nearly all of the youths — 95 percent — said they exchanged sex for money because it was the surest way to support themselves.

In other words, the typical kid who is commercially exploited for sex in New York City is not a tween girl, has not been sold into sexual slavery, and is not held captive by a pimp.

Nearly all the boys and girls involved in the city's sex trade are going it alone.

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by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 7:06 PM

Male prostitution is no less exploitative than female prostitution.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Wednesday at 7:12 PM

I think people confuse human trafficking which is being forced into performing sexual acts with actual prostitution which is engaging in sexual acts for a money, good or a service.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Wednesday at 7:14 PM

Prostitution is just human nature. We always traded sex for something in exchange. Great apes do it too like bonobos. Human trafficking is enslavement and rape and that's wrong. But someone consensually having sex with someone else in exchange for money is not really anyone else's business.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Wednesday at 7:19 PM

That's why they call it the "world's oldest profession" R20.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Wednesday at 7:21 PM

The exploitation starts at the top. If it was legalized a lot of the lower level exploitation would be removed. Putting people in a position where their work is criminal means they're not in a position to search for legal support or safety when it's required. Not to mention the lack of statutory rights re healthcare, time off, vacation etc. etc.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Wednesday at 7:23 PM

Most of society tolerated it too until the 20th century. Indoor prostitution is legal in The UK. Prostitution isn't even federally a crime in The US, it's based on state laws and most states only started making it illegal in the 20th century. So it was never a crime for most of US history.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Wednesday at 7:24 PM

And what I find surprising is pimps aren't that common in prostitution as we presumed. The internet especially played a role in this as you no longer need a procurer. Many prostitutes can manage themselves and work indoors.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Wednesday at 7:29 PM

I always thought the pimp thing was outdated too mainly because of what I've learned from Datalounge. But the fact that men are out there paying for sex with 15 year olds is disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Wednesday at 7:47 PM

Yes agreed. It's gross, exploitative and statutory rape. But I definitely think people don't consider the economic reasoning of why a poor unskilled teen would resort to selling sex on their own. Parents may not be good providers. Some kids get kicked out for being gay or trans too. Poverty sucks and people will do what they have to do to get by. Yet we try to punish the victim.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Wednesday at 7:56 PM

Aaron Shock.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Wednesday at 7:57 PM

Completely agree R26. I know EXACTLY why these kids do it, the fact that there are men willing to capitalize on it so repulsive that I try not to think about it too much. If I saw a kid hustling him/herself I would simply hand them cash. And I'm pretty poor myself (by western standards)

by Anonymousreply 28Last Wednesday at 8:01 PM

What the "progressive" fans of legalizing prostitution always leave out of their argument is that legalizing it does not make it less dangerous or violent. It just soothes their white nerves to support it.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Wednesday at 8:56 PM

R29 it makes it both less dangerous and less violent actually. There’s tonnes of evidence out there. Go find yourself.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Wednesday at 10:27 PM

yes

by Anonymousreply 31Last Thursday at 3:43 AM

[quote]Male Prostitution is less exploitative than Female Prostitution.

Not if it's done right.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Thursday at 3:46 AM

Casual sex can be dangerous too. Prostitution is just casual sex in exchange for money. If someone abuses you during casual sex you can go to the police. But if it happens during prostitution you cannot out of fear of being arrested.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Thursday at 4:04 AM

A truth that is as old as time. From Greece to Rome to now.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Thursday at 6:59 AM
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