Cif comment of the day

I also think that Williams is right when she says that the educational qualifications of prostitutes are irrelevant.

Quite. As I understand the phenomenon the whole point is to have the sex without the wooing, the conversation or the Godawful possibility that they might hang around afterwards.

That many of us men are quite interested in the wooing, conversation and hanging around explains why prostitutes are still a minority interest perhaps.

7 thoughts on “Cif comment of the day”

  1. This is not always the case — many prostitutes(esp older ones) make a good living dispensing talking and cuddles therapy to their long term customers.

  2. Hexe is right.

    To add to that – the proverbial ‘oldest profession’ has at times been associated with quite high levels of education and cultivation – prostitutes have at times been expected to entertain with wit, conversation, poetry, music, etc. We shouldn’t be all that surprised to see examples of this in the present day as well.

    After all – presumably, with prostitution being as widespread as it is, they have to cater to a variety of needs, and those of a sleazy 60 yo who’s had a good day at the races will be of a very different sort than those of, say, an upper class man or woman with plenty of money and time to spare. For example.

  3. Reminds me of the quote (origin forgotten) “The punters don’t pay me because they want me to sleep with them, they pay me to go away afterwards.”

  4. Escort discussion boards sometimes make interesting reading, often contradicting conventional wisdom about prostitution.

    You’ll see tips being shared on how to get rid of customers when their time is up. From the sound of things it’s generally the punters who want to hang around after they’ve had their money’s worth, sometimes until they’ve well and truly worn out their welcome.

  5. “Quite. As I understand the phenomenon the whole point is to have the sex without the wooing, the conversation or the Godawful possibility that they might hang around afterwards.”

    As Hexe points out, accounts of the *ahem* job seem to indicate that many people hire them for the companionship as much as the sex. Unless they are all reporters or undercover policemen ‘making their excuses and leaving’…

  6. But perhaps the popular image of prostitution is implanted in the collective memory by ‘Pretty Woman’, in which Julia Roberts coaxes a reluctant-to-get-down-to-business Richard Gere with the news that wooing will not be required: ‘Honey, I’m a sure thing!’

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