Prostitute in Germany, 2001

Prostitution is the business or practice of providing sexual services to another person in return for payment. The person who receives payment for sexual services is called a prostitute or sex worker, and the person who receives such services is known by a multitude of terms.

Prostitution is one of the branches of the sex industry. The legal status of prostitution varies from country to country, from being permissible but unregulated, to a punishable crime or to a regulated profession. Estimates place the annual revenue generated from the global prostitution industry to be over $100 billion. Prostitution is sometimes referred to as "the world's oldest profession".

Prostitution occurs in a variety of forms. Brothels are establishments specifically dedicated to prostitution. In escort prostitution, the act may take place at the customer's residence or hotel room (referred to as out-call), or at the escort's residence or in a hotel room rented for the occasion by the escort (called in-call). Another form is street prostitution. Sex tourism refers to travelling, typically from developed to underdeveloped nations, to engage in sexual activity with prostitutes.

Watch Live Sex Shows anywhere in the world!
Wikisexlive girls.jpg

Female Escorts

Check out WikiSexGuide Adult Classifieds!

Transsexual Escorts

Check out WikiSexGuide Adult Classifieds!

Gay Escorts

Check out WikiSexGuide Adult Classifieds!

Male Escorts

Check out WikiSexGuide Adult Classifieds!

Prostitution in the past 100 years

Leading communist philosophers were against prostitution. After assuming power, communist administrations frequently made an effort to suppress the practice, but it always continued. It is still forbidden but yet widespread in modern Communist nations. Increased prostitution was caused by the economic downturn brought on by the fall of the Soviet Union in many current or former Communist countries. The leading theorists of Communism opposed prostitution. Communist governments often attempted to repress the practice immediately after obtaining power, although it always persisted. In contemporary Communist countries, it remains illegal but is nonetheless common. The economic decline brought about by the collapse of the Soviet Union led to increased prostitution in many current or former Communist countries.

Prostitution was initially largely accepted as legal in the United States. Between 1910 and 1915, practically all states outlawed prostitution, partly as a result of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union's influence. [Reference needed] However, prostitution in South Korea was heavily subsidized by the military administration because it was a major source of income for the country's economy.

The Sexual Offences Act 1956 was first passed in the United Kingdom in 1956. While running a brothel was among the illegal acts, this rule did not make prostitution a crime in the UK as a whole. The Street Offenses Act of 1959 made soliciting unlawful. The Sexual Offenses Act of 2003 and the Policing and Crime Act of 2009 partially abolished and changed these statutes. Beginning in the late 1980s, numerous US states toughened their laws against prostitution when the customer is aware that the prostitute has HIV. Maximum jail terms for felony prostitution offenses normally range from 10 to 15 years. In the latter half of the 20th century, sex tourism evolved as a divisive facet of Western travel and globalization. Century 21 Mexican prostitute, 2009 The practice of "bacha bazi," or the prostitution of young boys, was reintroduced among Afghans in the twenty-first century.

Every year since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, thousands of girls from eastern Europe wind up working as prostitutes in China, Israel, Greece, Turkey and Germany. Some girls choose to enter the field voluntarily, but some are tricked and frequently endure captivity and violence. There are tens of thousands of women from eastern Europe and Asia working as prostitutes in Dubai. Men from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates form a large proportion of the customers.

India's devadasi women are forced by the parents to dedicate themselves to the Hindu goddess Renuka. The BBC wrote in 2007 that devadasis are "sanctified sex workers". Historically, and currently, church sex workers exist, and the practice may be legal or illegal, depending on the country, state or province.

See Also

Editing and creating content requires user account. Login, if you have an account

If you don't have an account

Create account now!

Already have an account? Login Now