The Rise In Student Prostitution

I am in the process of publishing my second book of short stories, “The First Time” which will be available to purchase from late December. The primary story in my collection is entitled “The First Time” and looks at why Becky, a young graduate with a first-class degree in English literature enters the world of prostitution as a professional escort. In the story Becky sees no way of clearing her credit card debt other than selling her body. She fears losing her flat and becoming homeless and, in desperation requests her friend, Julie to introduce her to Mike one of Julie’s customers.

 

In an article entitled “The motivation behind the rise in student prostitution” “The Angle”, a student newspaper, suggests that the increasing numbers of students entering the sex industry can not simply be laid at the door of financial hardship. The author argues that people taking out mortgages rarely turn to prostitution as an easy way of paying off the loan, so why therefore do significant numbers of students perceive escorting/prostitution as a way of making easy money? The author largely discounts financial hardship as a factor in the rise of student prostitution, rather he sees the growth in student prostitutes as stemming from the naievity of the students themselves. By the time they realise what they have let themselves in for (the provision of sexual services rather than merely providing company for lonely professionals) it is to late for them to back out of the contract.

In contrast to the above Becky understands at an intellectual level at least what escorting entails. Her friend, Julie is an escort and Becky knows that men who use the services of escort girls want a full “personal service”. However at an emotional level Becky is wholly unprepared for what awaits her when she enters her first customer’s flat.

For the article please visit http://www.theanglenews.co.uk/comment/article-c5139118fa1/the-motivation-behind-student-prostitution.html. For an extract from my forthcoming book, “The first Time” please see https://newauthoronline.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/extract-from-my-forthcoming-book-the-first-time/.

10 thoughts on “The Rise In Student Prostitution

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      A very interesting comment. I understand that prostitution is illegal in the USA with the exception of one state but, of course it goes on in all parts of America. Have you ever come across prostitution in your role as a policeman? Perhaps you have the makings of a story for your blog there. Best regards, Kevin

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      1. franklinswritingcorner

        Since being a policeman I’ve never arrested anyone for prostitution, but have seen it many times. Majority of the times it’s when I respond to a call at a hotel and see how the woman is dressed. I know looks can be deceiving, but 9 times out of 10 my intuition is on the money. The state you are referring to is Nevada, but in speaking with police officers there, prostitution is illegal also. It does happen all over this country, but it is a difficult situation to combat on a daily basis. The situation has gotten so out of hand around here, that it will take as long, if not longer, for prostitution to maybe not go away, but lessen its affect on society.

        Best Wishes,
        Franklin

  1. Corinna from Germany

    “rather he sees the growth in student prostitutes as stemming from the naievity of the students themselves”….Sure, naive virgin girls – if you believe that you’ll believe anything. I’m a medical student in Germany who started doing high-priced escort work almost 3 years ago. I wasn’t ‘naive’, ‘oh my, do men want sex? – I thought they just wanted to chat’. If you’re sexually liberal, sexually curious, adventurous, like to explore your boundaries, enjoy the company of men and their compliments, then you may like escort work. And yes, you get better paid than in any other student job, 2-3 dates a month pay for my study and a comfortable student life.

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  2. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

    Many thanks for your frank comment. It is interesting to hear from someone engaged in escorting in order to pay for their studies. Do you have any reservations about your work and, if so what are they? Every job does surely have it’s ups and downs. Also, if you have friends who are also engaged in the sex industry are their views similar to your’s?

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  3. Corinna from Germany

    A big ‘down’ is that prostitution is stigmatized, forcing me to lead a double life and to lie, whenever necessary, to avoid getting exposed. The few fellow student escorts I know, do it primarily for the money. Nighty night.

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