12 little-known facts about prostitution in the US
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Oh, these representatives of the most ancient profession! Throughout the history of mankind, men have had quite understandable needs, and there have always been women who satisfied these needs for a fee. However, in our time in most countries of the world, such activities are illegal.
But many people have a different point of view on prostitution: they perceive it as a business process. And of course, this whole area is shrouded in numerous secrets, the specificity of which varies from the level of quite adequate (such as details of "business" communication and details of "business agreements") to somewhat frightening facts.
But despite all the originality of the sex services market, prostitution can be interesting due to many features that characterize the world of selling one's body for money. Although it should be borne in mind that each country has its own specifics of such a business. So, we decided to figure out how things are going overseas with “that's all” and picked up 12 little-known facts about the mysterious and dangerous US sex market for you.
Almost all pimps graduated from high school. And about 30% of them even have a college degree. This is rather curious, because you do not need a certificate or diploma from a higher educational institution to work in this area. However, when it comes to choosing whether to get benefits (or minimum wage) or start your own (albeit illegal) business with the potential to earn tens of thousands of dollars a month, some college graduates are understandable.
Pimps create a lot of jobs. Yes, of course, prostitution has a destructive effect on society, it is an absolute evil for women, it is an invention of the devil, etc. But, if you look at the matter objectively, you can find out that this brings a lot of money to the economy. Girls receive a "salary", they feed their families. Pimps and representatives of escort agencies place ads on the Internet, solve real estate issues, even find babysitters. One way or another, these guys are part of American (and almost any other) society.
Prostitution brings in more money than any other illegal business. Guns and drugs are a very profitable business. The media are very enthusiastic about washing the bones of drug lords, and the topic of the ban on carrying firearms is constantly discussed in society. However, the sex industry actually brings in investors much more money than drug lords and arms dealers earn. The fact is that this business is much more comprehensive and universal.
No, even in Las Vegas, prostitution isn't as legal as you might think. In fact, in the state of Nevada, prostitution is allowed only in licensed brothels. Street prostitution is prohibited. In other US states, prostitution is illegal.
Buyers of sex services are a variety of people. Surely you think that a typical client of a prostitute is a poor, perpetually sweaty fat man who is looking for fresh sensations in secret from his meticulous wife. No, actually it is not. In reality, there is no clear portrait of a typical prostitute client: everyone buys carnal pleasures. Moreover, according to information from pimps, even the police often go to brothels.
Pimps have a huge amount of expenses. Do you really think that running a brothel is easy? Yes, they make good money, but at the same time, “madam” and “washcloth commanders” have to seriously spend money on many different things: utility bills, payment for the services of gynecologists and venereologists, transportation costs, rental of real estate and much more. Their "service" is also somewhat dangerous and difficult.
Pimps are most often caught through friends or family. Many probably thought about how you can get into this business at all. Often you see interesting ads on the Internet, the content of which quite transparently hints that replenishment is required in the field of intimate services. But in fact, you don’t just see an ad, call the specified number and come to the “interview”. (How do you even imagine interviewing for the position of a representative of the oldest profession? And the test task?) Most people get into the industry through friends, acquaintances and relatives. For them, so to speak, there is someone to put in a word. In addition, when you grow up with a pimp father, you acquire the necessary skills from childhood. All in the family, all in the family.
Girls rarely work without a pimp. Many probably wondered why girls work with pimps at all, and do not take all the money for themselves. There is a simple explanation for this: working with pimps assumes that they receive a certain percentage of the “purchase”, but at the same time they take on all the practical concerns. To some extent, this is much easier. Less hassle.
Pimps are not so afraid of arrest. It may seem to you that the bosses of prostitutes constantly experience panic and constantly look around in fear of seeing a pursuer with a narrowed look in the distance. In fact, they don’t really care too much: their work is not associated with risk, since usually they themselves are not involved in “deals” in any way, and it is not so easy to prove their involvement in illegal business.
Most often, brothels are shut down by undercover cops. Most of the arrests of prostitutes are carried out thanks to the secret work of mishandled Cossacks. Of course, if they manage to collect enough evidence of the illegality of what is happening.
Girls are recruited through social networks. A lot of things are done online these days. And prostitutes are also hired on social networks. Many pimps have long mastered this recruiting tool, so if you still believe in the tooth fairy and Santa Claus, it's time to open your eyes: all these suspiciously ambiguous ads for looking for girls with a nice appearance on the Internet are not at all an attempt to find good waitresses and dancers.
Pimps don't like the stereotype they've been given by the media. No, the typical pimp is not a dark-skinned guy in a leopard coat and a huge gold chain around his neck, driving a convertible along the seashore and talking like a stoned teenager from Colorado. Although what is already there, some of them can really look like that. In addition, they do not like the English word “pimp”, which denotes them: it is considered not very cultured. Pimps position themselves more as businessmen than as criminals. Despite the fact that in 49 of the 50 US states this business is illegal, it still exists almost openly, and its scale is impressive.