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A prostitute waiting for clients in a brothel in Offenbach, Western Germany.
While there’s not much reliable data that tracks the sex work and prostitution labor market, the world’s oldest profession can be a tempting—and lucrative—option when the economy tanks and unemployment in California hangs at 12.5%. Have you turned to exotic dancing, prostitution, or other sex services in the absence of other jobs? Anonymous comments are welcome here.
Shira Tarrant, Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach