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"Prostitute" and "Whore" redirect here. For other uses, see Prostitute (disambiguation) and Whore (disambiguation). "Strumpet", "harlot", and "harlotry" redirect here. For the 2001 British television movie, see Strumpet (film). For the 1971 American film, see Harlot (1971 film). For the 1964 American film, see Harlot (1964 film). "The oldest profession" redirects here. For the 1967 French film, see The Oldest Profession. Page semi-protected
Women: Hooker, call girl, oldest profession worker, hoe, whore, harlot, tart, trollop, strumpet, slut, courtesan, escort, masseuse, lady of pleasure, lady of the night Men: Rent boy, male escort, masseur, gigolo, lad model, gent of the night, toy boy, sporting boy Activity sectors
Physical attractiveness, interpersonal skills.
Male prostitutes usually require an ability to maintain an erection.
Femmes de Maison (prostitutes), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, c. 1893–95 Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment. A person who works in this field is called a prostitute, and is a kind of sex worker. Prostitution is one of the branches of the sex industry. The legal status of prostitution varies from country to country, from being permissible but unregulated, to an enforced or unenforced crime or to a regulated profession. Prostitution is sometimes also referred to as "the world's oldest profession". Estimates place the annual revenue generated from the global prostitution industry to be over $100 billion. Prostitution occurs in a variety of forms. Brothels are establishments specifically dedicated to prostitution. In escort prostitution, the act may take place at the client's residence or hotel room (referred to as out-call), or at the escort's residence or a hotel room rented for the occasion by the escort (in-call). Another...
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