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    (Original post by Tom.x.Gotze)
    I feel like not using the term "prostitution" trivialises the whole industry and open people to a lot more risk to their safety than is otherwise necessary. Attaching the stigma is good imo as it deters more people from getting involved in what can be quite a dangerous business.
    Agreed. I feel the same about the Playboy mansion 'girlfriends'. Why does society continue to put a positive spin on this blatant prostitution? At least call it what it is and inform young women that aspire to it how to keep themselves relatively safe.
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    Well TSR has 1.5M members... but most of them never seem to do anything active.

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    I would have expected Aberdeen to be rampant with it... must be lots of well paid men living away from their families there even with the oil downturn.
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    Ideally, sugar daddy dating is not prostitution(Although there are plenty of those on both sides who fit the bill).

    Some people want to date someone based upon their perfect abs or spectacular hair. Others want to be taken care of or want to take care of others.

    Wanting to date someone wealthy is no more shallow than wanting to date someone with those same perfect abs. It's probably less shallow because wealth has a tendency to grow while perfect abs are only there for a few years.
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    Ideally, anyone without enough money would be able to get it without any strings attached.

    In the real world, sugar dating almost always equals prostitution.
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    (Original post by unprinted)
    Ideally, anyone without enough money would be able to get it without any strings attached.

    In the real world, sugar dating almost always equals prostitution.
    Quote source? It's important not to make sweeping claims with no data to back it up, so I assume you have some vettable source to back up your claim that sugar dating almost always equals prostitution.
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    Quote source? It's important not to make sweeping claims with no data to back it up, so I assume you have some vettable source to back up your claim that sugar dating almost always equals prostitution.
    What is the Sugar Daddy paying down for?
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    Years of being part of two sex work projects, involving speaking to lots of people with hands (and other bits) on experience.

    I'm not sure the best research is available online.

    If you think sugar doesn't mean prostitution, I could do with some money...
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    (Original post by CCC75)
    What is the Sugar Daddy paying down for?
    It's not necessarily transactional - He or she might want to take care of the subject of their affection and the subjects might simply romanticize the notion of a powerful and successful benefactor/romantic partner.

    Simply paying for sex is prostitution and this is ostensibly not that - Though I've no doubt that some do.
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    .. and sometimes escorts get a booking that doesn't involve sex. Doesn't happen very often though.

    It's the same here - create an account on one of the 'sugar' websites as a young woman and see what you get.
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    Prostitution? Don't think so.

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    (Original post by Tom.x.Gotze)
    I feel like not using the term "prostitution" trivialises the whole industry and open people to a lot more risk to their safety than is otherwise necessary. Attaching the stigma is good imo as it deters more people from getting involved in what can be quite a dangerous business.
    That's a rather circular argument. It's a dangerous business precisely because of the stigma, because the people involved don't feel able to work in the open.

    It's entirely unclear to me precisely why exchanging sex for money, on a very implicit basis (i.e. a housewife who doesn't work) is somehow okay, but when it's done explicitly that somehow not.

    In any case, the people who seem to get most upset about the idea of prostitution, fulminating about "sluts" and "tramps" and calling for punishment, tend to be sad virgins who are engaging in a kind of psychological displacement activity
 
 
 
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