Nine percent of the men who responded to a new Swedish survey said they had paid for sex. This percentage is roughly in line with figures from previous studies in the Nordic countries and in Western European countries, according to the recently published article in Archives of Sexual Behavior. In a Norwegian study from , almost 13 percent of men answered the same way. The researchers had analysed studies from , and Little good research is available on people who pay for sex, according to the researchers behind the new Swedish study.
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Arthur is an alleged john, a man who patronizes prostitutes. After his arrest on September 5, , a photograph of this year-old appeared on the Web site of the Chicago Police Department. Arthur not his real name was far from the only person so branded on this Internet portal. In the U. Experts believe that about 10 percent of these arrests are of the sex patrons, almost all of whom are men. Overall, an estimated 16 percent of men pay for sex in the U.
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Not paying for sex, then, becomes a point of pride. As you might expect, this problematic line of thinking only increases the stigma surrounding sex work for both providers and the many consumers, of all genders, who seek out their services. That is, of course, until you remember that people pay for things they could get for free all the time. Yes, you could probably cut your own hair at home , but many people prefer to have a professional take care of it.
There's a stereotypical image of the kind of men who go to prostitutes. But how do they explain paying for sex? Fred and Laura go on walks, take weekend breaks away, amble round markets and often have meals out. They have a laugh together over things they've seen on TV.