It's not exactly a mystery why more men are turning to prostitution
Last week, a report revealed that 1 in 10 British men have paid for sex. Find that shocking? Then try this for size: the same report, pulled from a total of over 6,000 men aged 16-74, also found that those most likely to have paid for sex in the last five years are single men aged 25 to 34.
The research – conducted by University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections – led lead researcher Dr Cath Mercer of UCL to conclude: "The picture that emerges does not necessarily fit the stereotype of the lonely older man … men who pay for sex are more likely to be young professionals."
There are a whole combination of factors at work here:
- Postchristian society removes any moral sanction on men preferring prostitutes to amateurs.
- The sexual liberation means more women offering their charms to fewer men.
- Feminism and obesity making women less attractive to men.
- Porn causing men to be bored by the appearances and conventional sex practices available from average women.
I was surprised that the number was only one in ten.