It’s hard out there for a hooker

In tough economic times, everyone suffers. Including workers in the sex trade.

According to a recent Toronto Star article, the recession is driving prices for prostitutes into the ground. Or sidewalk. The price for oral sex was $60 last fall, while now it’s wavering at $20, and going down. “Full service” has gone down from $150 to $80.

hard out there for a hooker

While some prostitutes were once able to make $600 a night, these days, they can barely scrape up $150. So what’s in store in the future of Toronto’s sex trade? How will sex workers manage to live on plummetting prices and increasing competition?

It’s a serious problem, with dire implications for the economic state of our city. According to York University professor of economics Perry Sadorsky, when the “vices” of smoking, drinking and sex are affected by an economic downturn, you know things are getting bad. “We are in the most serious depression since the 1930s. This shows the magnitude of the decline. It is deep and it is problematic.”

All I can say is… I smell a bailout!

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2 thoughts on “It’s hard out there for a hooker

  1. Soon, it will be called a “Fiver fellatio!”

    I googled synonyms for a blow job specifically so I could alliterate. (I already knew that word OF COURSE IT’S ME but I needed a reminder. You know how it goes.)

    PS Sorry if I’m spamming your inbox! BUT not really.

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