According to a sociologist’s book, Immoral Landscape: Female Prostitution Western Societies, there are six most common types of prostitutes and the places they work. In this book, the author takes a look at legalized prostitution in various countries as well as illegal prostitution in the United States, and found out that for some women, sex work is far better than others. Here are the various types of prostitution adapted from the book.


Independent escorts or call girls simply work on their own in hotels as well as private buildings like houses. They usually charge high rates, and most of the time stays away from the public eye. They normally advertise their services in the internet, and they also get to keep all of their income since they are not under any agency.


Escorts in London or call girls that are employed by agencies, just like the independent call girls, work in private places or hotels and comes with a relatively high rate. One example is the governor of New York who slept with an escort employed by an agency named Ashley Dupre, for a whopping tag price of $4, 300 per night. According to the book’s author, these girls face only reasonable exploitation since they have to give certain percentage of their earnings to the agencies they are under with.


Brothel is a place created for individuals who pay for sex and can also include massage parlors and saunas. The rates they change here are quite reasonable and the girls that work here has to bear modest exploitation since they also have to give some percentage of their income to the owners of the brothel. In some parts of Nevada, brothels are legal as long as they have a license to operate.


This kind of prostitution is widespread in Amsterdam, alluring passers-by to enter the houses of prostitution by blatantly displaying the women in windows. Here’s the book’s brilliant description of window work, which pays the women working here a low to moderate salary.

“Almost all of Amsterdam’s window rooms are single occupancy, separating workers from each other. Some rooms are connected to a bathroom and kitchen shared by several workers, but the women spend most of their time by themselves in front of the windows. The situation contrasts sharply with brothels, where workers can enjoy a party atmosphere and regular social contact with other providers, staff, and customers.”


This type of prostitutes make the first contact with their clients at a casino or bar then have intimate sexual encounters at a different location. In bars in countries like Philippines, Dominican Republic and Thailand, men pay bar fees in order to leave a club with a prostitute and spend a few days with her. These men pay the women’s expense during the time they are together, in a kind of arrangement that more often than not converses status on the sex worker. The women here ear low to moderate wages.


These prostitutes typically earn little to no money and are the most vulnerable to exploitation. It is no surprise that they get less job satisfaction as well as getting paid less than those prostitutes who work at bars and brothels. These prostitutes are also very dangerous.

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