- Business and Employment
Do Prostitutes Like Their Job?
It's a serious question. Not talking about young girls or teens forced into the trade by pimps, but talking about adult women. Over the years, stories have come out about how some women were call girls or sold their bodies for awhile to make money for college and now are professionals in the world. Others, seem to stay when if they really wanted to escape, they would, yet they don't. Despite what you think, it does pay well. Sure, in most cases the pimp gets most of the money but the woman does keep some of it.
Most probably think that none of these women actually like their job. Is this job that different? if you hate your job, you hate it. This job just happens to involve sex, which in this society has a large amount of taboo. It is possible that some women simply do like it for the money and they love sex, so even if they have the opportunity to escape, they don't. I am sure they are in the minority, but this could be true in third world countries where there are few jobs they are able to do. Of course, this line of thought would also apply to male prostitutes.
As we know, in some societies it is legal and not a big deal for a person to sell their body for money. They think little of it, there is no love, no affection, no connection to the activity to the other person and they probably do look forward to when it does mean something. They do their job, get paid. It is all very matter-of-fact. It seems that in societies like ours, where we make it a crime, the situation is made worse because of we impose our morals on those who cannot find another way to make the income that sex provides to them. Maybe, it was their last ditch effort to survive, there WAS no other choice.
It is akin to a person who earns $50 hr., loses his job, after getting unemployment for two years, then, consumes his savings to survive-just hoping a job will come, yet doesn't, and finally, as a last resort does prostitution to make money. I am sure prostitutes have some interesting stories of why they do what they do.