Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 1:31 pm
So Newsweek did a really interesting article on the rapid growth of the sex industry and the lack of research on the men who purvey it. Basically it is an article about how dudes are dirtbags. Kind of unsettling. That being said this article kind of makes me feel better about myself. Like girls can call me an a$$hole, but it’s not like I’m out there beating up hookers or anything. I felt like the most telling sign of the article was that researchers had a tough time even finding guys who didn’t purvey the sex industry in one form or another.
…buying sex is so pervasive that (the researchers) had a shockingly difficult time locating men who really don’t do it. The use of pornography, phone sex, lap dances, and other services has become so widespread that the researchers were forced to loosen their definition in order to assemble a 100-person control group.
“We had big, big trouble finding nonusers,” Farley says. “We finally had to settle on a definition of non-sex-buyers as men who have not been to a strip club more than two times in the past year, have not purchased a lap dance, have not used pornography more than one time in the last month, and have not purchased phone sex or the services of a sex worker, escort, erotic masseuse, or prostitute.“
Read Whole Article The Growing Demand For Prostitution