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“Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Do Not Buy Sex: New Data on Prostitution and Trafficking”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Men, Prostitution, Research, Sexual Violence

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Title: "Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Do Not Buy Sex: New Data on Prostitution and Trafficking"
Publication: Journal of interpersonal violence
Author: Farley, Melissa, et al.
Date: 08/31/2015

Abstract We investigated attitudes and behaviors associated with prostitution and sexual aggression among 101 men who buy sex and 101 age-, education-, and ethnicity-matched men who did not buy sex. Both groups tended to accept rape myths, be aware of harms of prostitution and trafficking, express ambivalence about the nature of prostitution, and believe that […]

“Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution: Preliminary Insights from Interviews with Chicago Men Who Purchase Sex”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Personal Experiences, Prostitution, Research, Statistics

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Title: "Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution: Preliminary Insights from Interviews with Chicago Men Who Purchase Sex"
Publication: Chicago: Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Author: Durchslag, Rachel, and Samir Goswami
Date: 05/15/2008

Executive Summary In December of 2006 and June of 2007 the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE), Prostitution Research and Education (PRE), and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) launched a research initiative in Chicago to investigate the cognitive and behavioral patterns of men who purchase sex. A team of ten individuals, including three […]

“A Comparison of the Male Customers of Female Street Prostitutes with National Samples of Men”

Posted on November 2, 2016, in Men, Prostitution, Research, Statistics

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Title: "A Comparison of the Male Customers of Female Street Prostitutes with National Samples of Men"
Publication: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Author: Monto, Martin A., et al.
Date: 10/01/2005

Abstract Previous research on customers of prostitutes has relied on small samples and qualitative interviews. Conceptions of customers have tended toward either the “every man” perspective, which implies customers are no different than other men, or the “peculiar man” perspective, which implies customers are characterized by stark differences or psychological inadequacies. This study compares a […]

Pornography as Trafficking


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Title: Pornography as Trafficking
Publication: Michigan Journal of International Law
Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon
Date: 03/14/2005

This talk was given at the conference entitled “Pornography: Driving the Demand in International Sex Trafficking,” co-sponsored by Captive Daughters and the International Human Rights Law Institute of DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. SUMMARY In material reality, pornography is one way women and children are trafficked for sex. … Finally, building on these distinctions, to distinguish […]

Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex: “You can have a good time with the servitude” vs. “You’re supporting a system of degradation”


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Title: Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex: “You can have a good time with the servitude” vs. “You’re supporting a system of degradation”
Publication: Prostitution Research & Education
Author: Melissa Farley, Emily Schuckman, Jacqueline M. Golding, Kristen Houser, Laura Jarrett, Peter Qualliotine, Michele Decker
Date: 07/15/2011

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS This study compared 101 men who buy sex with 100 men who did not buy sex. The men who participated in this study were matched in terms of age, ethnicity, and education level. Most had a wife or girlfriend at the time of the study. Sex buyers had many more […]

Sadomasochism: Descent into Darkness


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Title: Sadomasochism: Descent into Darkness
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Author: Robert Peters
Date: 06/01/2015

What prompted me to write this paper was the release of the film, Fifty Shades of Grey, which from what I have read portrays sadomasochism much in the same that Pretty Woman portrayed prostitution. This paper is about the dark underbelly of sadomasochism. Sadomasochism and pornography have much in common, however, and as I worked on […]

Men and Boys in Sex Trafficking Overlooked

Posted on April 11, 2015, in Men, Prostitution, Research, Sex Trafficking

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Title: Men and Boys in Sex Trafficking Overlooked
Publication: National Center on Sexual Exploitation
Author: Many
Date: 04/11/2015

Key points from three different resources: http://jjie.org/trafficked-boys-overlooked-underrepresented/ Males remain a largely invisible population within the dialogue on sex trafficking. According to a 2008 study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in fact, boys comprised about 50 percent of sexually exploited children in a sample study done in New York, with most being domestic […]

In Torrent of Rapes in Britain, an Uncomfortable Focus on Race and Ethnicity


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Title: In Torrent of Rapes in Britain, an Uncomfortable Focus on Race and Ethnicity
Publication: The New York Times
Author: Katrin Bennhold
Date: 11/01/2014

ROCHDALE, England — Shabir Ahmed, a delivery driver for two takeout places, did not have to go looking for young girls. Runaways and rebellious teenagers would show up at the restaurants, often hungry and cold. He slipped them free drinks and chicken tikka masala. “Call me Daddy,” he would say. But soon, Mr. Ahmed, a […]

Sex-trafficking survivor (Salt Lake Tribune)

Posted on October 30, 2014, in News, Personal Experiences, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking, Societal, Women

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Title: Sex-trafficking survivor: ‘God put the best Mormons in my path for me to change’
Publication: The Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Peggy Fletcher Stack
Date: 10/28/2014

Three weeks ago, Laurin Crosson got word that yet another “client” had slit the throat of yet another sex-trafficked woman. Crosson — who spent two decades in that dark, violent world — has seen the scenario painfully play out over and over. The No. 1 cause of death for women in the sex trade is […]

Online Prostitution and Trafficking (Research)

Posted on October 23, 2014, in Internet, Prostitution, Research, Sexting

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Title: Online Prostitution and Trafficking
Publication: Albany Law Review
Author: Melissa Farley, Kenneth Franzblau, M. Alexis Kennedy
Date: 10/01/2014

ABSTRACT: The use of Internet technologies to traffic women and children to prostitution will be described in this article. We will summarize the history of online trafficking and the remarkably effective use of the Internet for advertising prostitution locally, regionally, and internationally beginning with the development of social networking sites, discussion forums, message boards and online […]