There have been a range of recent news items of people in positions of powers committing sexual abuse. The latest was of William James Vahey, who abused children all over the world for over four decades, culminating in over 60 cases of abuse at a prominent London private school. As a result, questions are now being asked about whether there is a link between sexual abuse and a desire to work as an escort, earning money out of the sex trade.
Link between Sexual Abuse and Prostitution
We know from scientific studies that many women who work as prostitutes have been sexually abused as children. This is particularly true for adolescent prostitutes. However, it now seems that the link is not as strong as this, and that a second variable – runaway behaviour – has to be added to place these young girls at greater risk of becoming prostitutes.
Important Factors to Remember
There are a number of important factors to remember. The first is that the link between abuse and prostitution is only there in adolescent girls. The second, major factor is that escorts are not prostitutes. Although escorts will regularly have sex with their clients, they do so with consent. They are paid to keep someone company, not to have sex with them. Indeed, many escorts will tell you that the majority of their clients do not actually have any form of sex or physical contact with them.
So why do women become escorts? Generally speaking, women who do this are women who are empowered by the strong hold their bodies have over men. They know that they are beautiful and enjoy demonstrating this to the world. They feel power over the pleasure they can give to a man simply through their beauty. Of course, most of these women also tremendously enjoy sex. They have made it their mission to learn all there is about physical attraction and enjoyment and often know fantastic tools and techniques to increase sexual satisfaction.
Of course, escorts also earn a lot of money, which certainly helps. As such, there is also a link between college and university students and escorts. Some escort agencies are not hiding it at all, like Belgium escort agency Sky Models – just read their intro text. These young girls are often strapped for cash and feel that by working in the escort industry, they are better able to afford the cost of their education. Hence, there certainly is a link between schools and colleges and the escort world, but that link most definitely is not based in abuse.
Remember that being an escort is not degrading or demeaning or even objectifying of a woman. It is empowering and fun and certainly a very well-paid job as well.