“It is clear that there is growing support of framework where the purchasers of sex are criminalised, rather than the people selling sex, not just in Scandinavia, but in France, Northern Ireland and others – while there is a growing disillusionment in places where it has been legalised, such as Germany and Holland,” said the Labour MEP. “We need an EU-wide model, otherwise we risk encouraging sex tourism, which I think no government would want to see. If it is not taken seriously then I think we could find Britain becomes a real target.”
No, there is not growing support for such a framework. You’re lying.
Europe is shifting its approach on prostitution because of the transformation in the industry in recent years, with many more prostitutes now trafficking victims from overseas. A recent European parliamentary report estimated there were about 880,000 people living in slave-like conditions in Europe, of whom 270,000 were victims of sexual exploitation.
There are activists though, wildly lying their way through the evidence.
There simply isn’t any evidence that “sex slavery” is anything other than an appalling and vile and very rare indeed crime.
And we seem to have a sensible policeman as well:
Assistant Chief Constable Chris Armitt, the national police lead on prostitution in England and Wales, who takes a pragmatic approach to prostitution in Liverpool, recording any violence against prostitutes as hate crimes, said the introduction of the Nordic model would be hard to police. “I personally think it would be very unhelpful. Instead of street prostitutes operating in quiet areas of the city they might have to operate in dark, unsafe areas,” he said. “Also, it might be enforceable at a street level but as far as escorts are concerned it would be virtually unenforceable. If there is sex happening between consenting adults, I am not sure why the police would want to get involved.”
So, can anyone point me to a copy of that EU parliament report? I’d love to see how they’ve cocked up (cooked up) those numbers.
Much of the custom comes from France where official attitudes to prostitution are not as relaxed as in Germany
I don’t think we would have put it that way a century ago…..or even 50 years ago, would we?
And does anyone think this number is correct?
But prostitute activist groups representing many of the 400,000 registered hookers in the country,
There’s 80 million Germans, 50% are female (about) so one in 100 in the country is a tart? And each will need (in order to stay in the trade at least) three or four punters a day or 20 a week. Are we really sure that 20% of German men shag a tart once a week?
I suppose these numbers are possible but I’m really not sure….
It is a subject that has provoked a host of myths, from causing blindness and insanity to the loss of vital organs.
Now two academics are on a mission to set the record straight about masturbation – and highlight all the health benefits it can bring.
Anthony Santella, a public health scientist at the University of Sydney and his colleague Spring Chenoa Cooper, a senior lecturer, say self-pleasuring can ward off a host of illnesses, from cystitis, diabetes to prostate cancer.
Married couples need to be taught about monogamy to help stem a tide of family breakdown which could blight life in Britain for decades, a leading High Court judge will say today.
Sir Paul Coleridge, the family division judge, will warn of “yawning public ignorance” about the damaging mental effects on children of conflict between parents, even from birth.
It emerged last week that Sir Paul, who is retiring next year, decided to step down because of opposition from within the judiciary to his support for traditional marriage.
Some relationships don’t change with a bit of extra-marital shagging, some are destroyed by it and some thrive on it.
There simply isn’t a one fits all model that we should be teaching anyone.
At the ASI.
Low wages for tarts must mean a large supply of women willing to do the work.
Viagra doesn’t make men happy, study finds
It’s supposed to make women happy…..
The great gender divide over sexual regrets: Women want less casual sex, men want more!
In-dept survey looked into biggest sexual regrets for men and women
Women worried about losing their virginity to the wrong person
While men worried about not having more partners before marriage
Researchers blamed evolutionary attitudes for the difference
I do like that “blamed” there. As if this should all be something to have blame attached to it rather than it being a pretty simple laying out of what human beings are like.
There is no suggestion that Mr Flowers is linked to any of the allegations around Sir Cyril Smith.
There’s more than a whiff of a witch hunt here, eh?
Casual sex can make you depressed and can even lead to thoughts of suicide, a new study suggests.
Researchers interviewed around 10,000 people and found that teenagers with depressive symptoms were more likely to engage in casual sex.
These same people were more likely to seriously consider suicide later in life, according to the study.
Dr Sara Sandberg-Thoma, of Ohio State University and lead author of the study, said: “Several studies have found a link between poor mental health and casual sex, but the nature of that association has been unclear.
“There’s always been a question about which one is the cause and which is the effect.
“This study provides evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.”
Although with this name I’m not sure if it’s a spoof or not:
“Young adulthood is a time when people begin to learn how to develop long-term, satisfying and intimate relationships,” said Dr Kamp Dush.
Happily I must be in excellent mental health as no one ever offered me casual sex when I was a teenager.
Not even I did, that was pure love.
OK, so they’re talking about sex tourism as well as the local population having a go but seriously:
Estimates put the total number of sex workers in Germany at anywhere between 400,000 and one million.
There’s 80 million Germans or so, meaning perhaps 30-35 million men of an age that could, conceivably, visit a tart.
Prices are said to be around the €40 a visit level. Standard practice is that the brothel takes half, the tart the other half. So, €20 a punter for the girl.
Prostitution earns more money than other jobs: this is well known. So, a working girl must be making €3,000 a month or up. €750 a week or around 40 punters a week.
If there’s a million on the game then that means each and every male in the country must be going once a week on average. And that just doesn’t sound right at all does it?
I’m sure I’ve seen somewhere that lifetime use of a tart is something like 10% of the male population. Even if that’s wrong (because it’s from somewhere where it’s illegal) that higher figure simply must be wrong.
There’s just no way there’s going to be a million tarts in a population of 80 million. Not a chance.
But student artist at Central Saint Martin’s, Clayton Pettet, has attracted much attention with a planned piece of performance art, during which he will lose his virginity in front of 100 people in a gallery in Hackney.
The performance, entitled Art School Stole My Virginity, will see 19-year-old Pettet have sex with another boy on 25 January, in front of a live audience. People in the crowd will then be invited to ask questions.
But what if it turns out that, when getting right down to the nitty gritty, he’s not in fact gay?
Dr Victor Strasburger of the University of New Mexico says all 14-year-old boys with internet in their bedroom are looking at pornography
Gee, ya think?
Waters and Byrne were careful to be precise and not exaggerate what happened to them, which is that they felt very uncomfortable when their conversations with one of the most powerful people in their profession turned sexual. They weren’t raped or groped, and they suffered no obvious career setbacks by failing to take Zivkovic up on what they perceived as the implicit request for sex. But they felt lousy and confused. Here’s what I found most distressing in Waters’ post: “At my most insecure moments, I still come back to this: Have I made it this far, not based on my work and worth, but on my value as a sexual object? When am I going to be found out?”
This is science bloggers please do recall. Those who one might expect to have a passing familiarity with the insights of evolution? You know, those fairly basic ideas about our and other species in which it is social status for males that gets to decide which bird gets bonked? Or, rather, that it is the social status of the male that decides whether a bird will bonk him?
That, possibly, only 40% of men that have ever lived have had children, while 80% of women who have had?
Now, I do understand that elderly men leering at younger women can be distressing for the second party. I seem to have that effect myself. But what the fuck has got into these “scientists” when they try to deny the very basics of the evolution of our (and many other) species?
Social status of men determines access to hot babes. For the reason that hot babes decide upon men on the grounds of social status of those men. Why is it the fucking scientists complaining about this?
Leading parenting website Mumsnet is being hijacked by women looking to share steamy details of their private lives, leading to complaints from mothers looking for serious advice.
Earlier this month the website almost crashed after a discussion went viral in which a woman admitted that her partner had used a “penis beaker” to wash himself after sex, but the website’s forums reveal that such seedy topics are not a one off.
Hidden behind discussions of nappies, family holidays and breast feeding are explicit threads about sexual practices, how to please a man, bedroom positions and ménage a trois.
Women, ladies and mothers (to the extent that these groups are not mutually exclusive) should not discuss how to please a man for what reason?
Sounds like a bloody good idea to me that they should trade tips on the perfect blow job and all the rest. Likely to prepare them well for the post-divorce dating scene after all.
Gloria de Piero, Labour’s new spokesperson for women, says she “understands” why girls strip off for the camera after doing a topless photo shoot when she just 15.
And actually producing child pornography as well.
And yes, this is true, a piccie of a topless 15 year old is indeed child porn. Doesn’t matter that it was all voluntary nor that it was legal at the time.
So don’t go searching for “De Piero baps” or anything because merely downloading such into your browser would leave you liable to a jail term.
I wonder if anyone will ever ask her whether she agrees that people should be jailed for looking at the result of her activities?
John James, the managing director of Soho Estates faced the loud-hailer wielding women outside the firm’s offices, assuring them that he “had no problem with this type of work” but had no choice but to inform the leaseholder of the flats that they could lose their lease if they were to allow “immoral activities”, after Soho Estates was issued with an enforcement notice by police.
“I have no angst with these girls, I was surprised last week by an enforcement notice from the police and we have to take that seriously,” he told the Guardian. Asked what he thought of the police action he said: “I don’t understand it, I really don’t – it is part of Soho. Police are putting us in the firing line and turning us into the villains.”
A walk up flat (one working girl, one maid) is not illegal. Yet Plod is raiding them:
A 52-year-old maid from the evicted flat in Romily street, who herself worked as a sex worker before becoming a maid, said: “The police have completely changed, they’ve dragged customers naked out of bed, searched the flat – the girls are scared, they are not criminals. As far as I have understood one girl and one maid is not illegal, it’s not a brothel.”
Someone really needs to have a word.
Unfortunately, I fear that what is happening here is that someone has already had a word. “These people may be doing something legal but I don’t like it so oppress them”.
We need to find that person, who had that word, then hang them. For, and this is important, we are a country that believes in the rule of law. A society founded on that very idea. And if that law says that a bird can fuck for money then that’s exactly what she can do without the rozzers bearing down on her and her punters. Whatever the fuck the prodnoses think about it.
That headline didn’t come out quite the way that Arianna might have hoped.
For she’s talking about sleep deprivation rather than her own meteoric career path…..
1.5% of Britons say they are gay or bisexual: Number hasn’t increased in past year despite Cameron’s drive for equality
I can’t imagine anyone at all being so insecure in their sexuality that David Cameron’s actions might change it.
Even if he was in the habit of chatting up the birds I’m sure a simple “No, ta” would be sufficient rather than turning into a rug muncher.
Number is a quarter of the six per cent claimed by lobbyists and Whitehall
That’ll annoy all the right people.