British women are increasingly becoming prostitutes to pay their electricity and gas bills

There are many reasons why women agree to love for sale.

There are many reasons why women agree to love for sale.

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british newspaper Financial Times notes a rather tragic trend in English society. Against the backdrop of a deteriorating economic situation, women increasingly began to turn to the sex industry as a source of income. Some try themselves in a new capacity for the first time, others return to prostitution years later. In their material, the authors refer to interviews with 23 sex workers and 14 charities and human rights organizations located throughout Britain.

There are many reasons why women agree to venal love – from the desire to achieve financial independence to blackmail and exploitation by criminal gangs. But now some Britons are being pushed to the path of Sonechka Marmeladova by the crisis, the high cost of living and 11% inflation. Because of this, English households faced serious difficulties.

“I do this for my family, my home and my husband, and to keep a roof over my head,” admits Englishwoman Tiffany, who first sold a night of pleasure with her six years ago to pay her credit card bill. During the pandemic, the woman was laid off and was fired from the civil service. For some time she lived on her husband’s money, but due to covid restrictions, her husband was forced to close the workshop. The family was left without a livelihood. Electricity bills, food prices, loan payments – all this has already exceeded the amount of assistance that the couple receives.

Tiffany says she earns around £1,000 a week as a prostitute. The average price tag in Britain is as follows: the rate of one client is from 10 to 50 pounds.

The English Prostitutes’ Association notes that the number of women seeking advice on starting or resuming work has increased dramatically this year.

“We see women who have not done it for more than 10 years,” explains the head of a charity that supports sex workers. But the reality is sad. Many of them are returning because they need to pay their gas bill.

The increase in the number of prostitutes working in expensive hotels, in their homes or renting clients on the street raises another important issue – the issue of government control of prostitution. Therefore, there has been a split in the British government between those who advocate the decriminalization of prostitution and those who demand that paid sex be outlawed. At the same time, the parties agree that the sex industry is a part of society that cannot be ignored. According to statistics, in 2021 the sex industry contributed £4.7 billion to Britain’s GDP, and one in 10 Britons admits to paying for sex at least once.

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