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Sex for sale takes the form of pornography and prostitution. Pornography is a multibillion dollars industry and since the legalization of pornography over 50,000 copies of the first issue of Playboy magazine was sold in 1953 and over the next decade Playboy magazine had generated multimillion for its publisher, Hugh Hefner.

In 1973, the first adult film Deep Throat came on mainstream market and generated $100 million from ticket and video sale. Larry Flynt, publisher of the largest distribution of hard core pornographic magazine took advantage of the open market and generated million in sale.

Since the inception of internet, it also opened new market in porn industry where consumers can easily access porn site via internet connection and had generated into multibillion industries. The internet also provides less restriction with the distribution of sexually explicit materials where consumers can easily gain access in the privacy of their home without visiting adult store.

Many child molesters also use internet to connect with other child molester forming group of network of support and sharing child pornography with one another. Internet is an open market and difficult to regulate, in the US federal law prohibit the sale and distribution of child pornography in an attempt to protect children under the age of 18 as well as banning child pornography images generated by computer.

Pornography may range from hard core to degrading pornography and even violent pornography. Degrading pornography may include interracial stereotype depicts in interracial pornography and violent pornography may depicts violence in the form of rape, beating and aggression towards women.

Erotica differ from pornography in a way that it is soft-core and usually depict sexuality without revealing genital and consider being more respectful and affectionate when displaying sexuality. Sex for sale is also common with production of erotica video that provides sex education for couples exploring and experimenting with different techniques to enhance their sexuality.

Prostitution

Sex for sale also involves prostitution where sexual services are provided in exchange for money. Prostitution may also include working in strip club, phone-sex Company or performing on X-rated video.

Prostitution has existed throughout history because there is a demand for their services. There are no clear explanation as to why certain individual go into prostitution and although easy money is the main reason many chose this profession but for some it is just a matter of personal choice and others are simply force to work in the sex industry.

Many young women and children from different part of the world such as Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe are smuggled into US by traffickers with the promise of employment only to be forced into prostitution. Many victims do not report to the police even when they get the opportunity for fear that they are participating in illegal activity and also because they have illegal status and don’t speak English.

In the US, prostitution can either be legalized or decriminalized. If prostitutes are legalized, they could be regulated, licensed and tax by the government and are required to follow proper procedures such as getting tested monthly for HIV antibodies in order to maintain their license. If decriminalized, prostitutes would neither be licensed nor regulated and the criminal penalties for engaging in prostitution would be removed.

The idea behind legalization or decriminalization of prostitution provides protection for prostitutes so that they don’t associate themselves with organized crime or pimps who profit from their work and also reduces the likelihood of abuse by customers and pimps.

Sex for sale is also common with teenage prostitution where most teens that run away from home turn to prostitution as a mean for survival. Most run away teens are also victims of sexual abuse who come from unstable family and are usually rejected by peers at school. Some teens become prostitutes to seek attention and affection from adults and many suffer from emotional distress and experience difficulty establishing meaningful relationships.

Sex for sale is more common among female prostitutes that range from low socioeconomic status to high socioeconomic status forming different category of prostitutes and these include street walkers, women who work in brothels, and call girls.

Street walkers usually work the street and bars and are at the bottom of the prostitution hierarchy. Street walkers are visible on the streets and are often arrested many times by the police. They are also victims of abuse by customers or pimps and are more likely to be subjected to all types of crime on the street. Most street walkers belong to lower socioeconomic status, they charge less and most of what they earn must be share with the pimps.

Prostitutes may also work in brothels where it is legal in some areas. Brothels may range from high-end to low-end establishment and usually a group of prostitutes work together in this establishment. Whether or not prostitution is legal in certain areas, prostitutes working in brothels are protected and are less likely to be subjected with violence and abuse from customers or arrest from police.

Massage parlor is also considered a brothel that provides quick service for customers. Some of the services offer may include manual stimulation with hand or oral stimulation and some massage parlor may also offer sex as part of the massage service.

Call girls are at the top of the prostitution hierarchy and they can earn as much as six figures in a year. Most come from middle-class background and some are well educated, they offer social companionship as well as sexual services for their clients. Call girls are less visible and are usually refer to by friends or acquaintances and exclusively cater to clients who are successful.

Sex for sale also includes male prostitution where male prostitutes provide sexual services to women in exchange for money. Male prostitutes are often referred to as gigolos and they usually cater to wealthy middle-aged women who seek the attention of young attractive men.

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