Sociology Essay - Commercial sex.docx

Of course there are indoor risks such as robbery and

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street walkers. Of course, there are indoor risks such as robbery and unhygienic and undesirable working conditions, yet there is no such regulation to protect the sex workers. (Sanders, 2007). Indoor sex workers like massage parlours and strip clubs
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are often targeted by the society because they reflect immorality as they create a negative effect on the area which they surround. Many parlours are discreate with their offerings to avoid such opposition. (Weitzer, 2009). Out of 50 men, 28 have accepted themselves as being ‘regular’ clients of the sex workers. It is often with one or more than one. Regular clients often build a relationship sort of comfort with sex worker/workers which generally lasts for few months or years. This comfort is preferred by the sex workers as it reduces the risk of non-payments, aggressive clients or any sort of ‘rule-breaking’. There’s usually just one I just see more often than the others but there’s a couple of others but it’s usually the same one. Shall we say that I know lots of the girls but there is always a special one that you go back to. (Ross, 54, engineer, single) (Sanders, 2008) Customers have certain motivations to pay for pleasure. These reasons are (1) The crave to indulge in someone with good appearance. (2) Dissatisfaction or lack of a sexual partner (3) The thrill and excitement to experience (4) The desire to indulge in something without falling into emotions. Apart from the customer desires, the increasing number of this erotic labour market is (1) increasing tourism and business (2) increase in the service sector and temporary work force (3) increase in migration from under developed to developing countries. This is termed as bounded authenticity . (Bernstein, 2010). Due to these reasons, we have the existence of commercial sex and the anonymous customers get away with the society’s judgements while the abused and low-incomed females fall in the trap of society’s harsh comments. Sociological Perspective Functionalism – Prostitution serves well-being to various society partners. For the prostitutes, it provides them income and a lifestyle which otherwise would not be possible without a job. For the men, it provides them sexual satisfaction for people who don’t have a sexual partner or are dissatisfied with their partner. Prostitution serves as an alternative to these men. Often men would hunt for other partners for sexual satisfaction if they are unhappy with their marriage and end up falling in love
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with another woman, leading to increase in divorce rate. Prostitution does not come
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