I blogged yesterday about how some journalists write about sex workers when there is no news to report. Refreshingly, this straightforward bit of reporting simply lists a bunch of intriguing facts and economic changes in the UK sex industry over the past 30 years -- without feeling the need to make any personal judgments. Nice. Helpful data for sex researchers, students, data-addicts and trivia buffs.
The UK's first mainstream lap-dancing club, For Your Eyes Only, opened 13 years ago. Today there are more than 300 such clubs in the country twice as many as four years ago.
A recent Mori poll on British adults' attitudes to paying for sex found the vast majority of men and women would find it "unacceptable" if their partner paid for sex, while around half would back a law to decrease the number of women trafficked into the UK.
A recent survey of the London off-street sex industry, Big Brothel, commissioned by the Poppy Project, was the most comprehensive study ever conducted into UK brothels. It gathered information from 921 brothels and found that prices for full sex range from 15 to 250, with more than a third of brothels offering unprotected sex. The brothels' combined earnings were estimated at between 86m and 209.5m....
Read the whole piece, with more such handy information:
The facts of life: the sex industry - The Sex Industry, Love & Sex