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Deflation Hits Oldest Profession In The World: Hookers By The Numbers

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As The Economist finds, the internet is making the buying and selling of sex easier and safer (from what we have been told). But it's not all Pretty Woman... not only is the oldest profession in the world seeing prices going down (the dreaded deflation) as the shift online has boosted supply by drawing more locals into the trade; but as the following four charts show, rates vary dramatically by 'services', ethnicity, geography, build, and bust size.

 

Prostitution by the numbers... (Via The Economist)

The most striking trend our analysis reveals is a drop in the average hourly rate of a prostitute in recent years.

 

Our analysis shows how a prostitute’s hourly rate varies according to the nature of the services she provides and her reported physical characteristics. As in other bits of the economy, clients who seek niche services must pay more. Sex workers who offer anal sex or spanking earn on average $25 or $50 more per hour, respectively (see chart 2). Those who will accept two male clients at once or do threesomes with another woman command a larger premium.

 

 

Appearance matters a great deal. The customers who reported encounters to the website we analysed clearly value the stereotypical features of Western beauty: women they describe as slim but not scrawny, or as having long blonde hair or full breasts, can charge the highest hourly rates (see chart 3). Hair that is bleached too unconvincingly to be described as blonde attracts a lower premium, but is still more marketable than any other colour. For those not naturally well endowed, breast implants may make economic sense: going from flat-chested to a D-cup increases hourly rates by approximately $40, meaning that at a typical price of $3,700, surgery could pay for itself after around 90 hours. The 12% share of women featured on the site who are described both as athletic, slim or thin, and as being at least a D-cup, suggests that quite a few have already taken this route.

 

 

A prostitute’s rates also vary according to her ethnicity and nationality. What attracts a premium in one place can attract a penalty in another. According to our analysis, in four big American cities and London, black women earn less than white ones (see chart 4).

 

 

We had too few data from other cities for a reliable breakdown by ethnicity. But Christine Chin of the American University in Washington, DC, has studied high-end transnational prostitutes in several countries. In Kuala Lumpur, she found, black women command very high rates and in Singapore, Vietnamese ones do. In Dubai, European women earn the most. What counts as exotic and therefore desirable varies from place to place, and depends on many factors, such as population flows.

 

 

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So do the patriotic thing... because everyone knows deflation is a killer...

 

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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:47 | 5084933 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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Moar services fo my mullah: bbbj, hj, fs etc...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:49 | 5084942 Rahm
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Hookers & Blow bitchez!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:53 | 5084969 ACP
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What a quandary for the Fed...do they print more blowjobs?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:58 | 5084993 knukles
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Price falls as more people revert to prostitution to stay alive as global economic employment opportunities rot

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:02 | 5085014 max2205
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Going down...apropos

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:04 | 5085030 knukles
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Wonder what a Hadj job costs?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:08 | 5085047 fervent in spirit
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This "oldest profession" bit has to be challenged.

Farming is the oldest profession.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:11 | 5085060 kaiserhoff
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I would say bopping Grog on the head to take Grog's drum stick,

   but maybe that's just my family.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:14 | 5085075 fervent in spirit
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Which ones were your family? The ones doing the bopping or Grog? ;-)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:16 | 5085081 kaiserhoff
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All of the above;)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:28 | 5085118 remain calm
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My name is Pancho. I work in a Rancho. Make five pesos a day. I go see Lucy. She gives me Pussy. And takess my Five pesos away

Olay

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:30 | 5085144 Rusty Shorts
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Olay!!!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:34 | 5085173 knukles
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BTW..... 
Paying a prostitute to kiss?
Somebody needs some serious professiional help.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:38 | 5085192 Rusty Shorts
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The rash is healing up nicely, thank you.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:53 | 5085261 Latina Lover
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American whores overcharge, are ugly, and under deliver.    In Costa Rica, I can find honeys who will do anything you want with a smile for a small fraction of what it costs to hire an NYC scuzbag.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:53 | 5085270 gh0atrider
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Full services with my gh0at... only 0.100 BTC/hr.

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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:03 | 5085316 gh0atrider
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FUCK YOU!

QUIT JUNKING GH0ATRIDER YOU SIMPLETON FUCKS!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:32 | 5085435 666
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"...black women earn less than white ones."

Will Sharpon and Co. cry racism over this and demand equal rights and prices? It's just simple economics: The Law of Supply and Demand.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 02:11 | 5085970 Elvis the Pelvis
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Deflation.  Learn it, live it, love it.  Soon, even the whores won't be taking gold.  Paper is king.  Bitchez.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:46 | 5086340 Squid-puppets a...
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Everyone stop joking. If this article is true I may have to drop $20 off the price of my hairy ass

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:38 | 5086463 Manthong
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The best hooker is an ugly old one.. that way you don’t feel so bad paying a low price for sex.

..but then again chastity is gaining strength as a virtue in the Ebolobama-nation.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:58 | 5086564 Davalicious
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American citizens should demand $20 more per hour on the basis that they swallow everything the government shoots at them. Actually, make that +$40 because they are all getting spanked.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:09 | 5086034 A Nanny Moose
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Male porn stars earn less than females. Where is the income equality?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:31 | 5086103 zhandax
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An inch in is worth more than an inch out?   There goes all the pill sales.  Thanks for destroying GDP this quarter!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:40 | 5086111 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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Actually, it very much is about racism. When the media constantly places one type of woman on a pedestal at the expense of others, the effects of such indoctrination will steadily accumulate in people's psychology. It's well worth recalling that in the early years of Hollyweird, all the major female sex symbols were dark-haired beauties, and not a single man was complaining about this.

It wasn't until Marilyn Monroe (herself a voluptuous brunette who bleached herself on the "advice" of her producers) that this strange fetish for blond women started to become mainstream in the Western media. It has been maintained at the expense of colored women in particular ever since, in a manner which historically is very consistent with White Supremacist policies.

This begs the question: What is it about colored women that makes white females feel so intimidated that the media has begun to cater to this insecurity by placing colored women under a regime of constant psychological repression? Indeed, from wigs to hair extensions to bleaching to skin-lightening creams, the message the media relentlessly sends out to women of color is: "If you don't look white, you don't look right."

When it comes to racism, especially of the institutionalized kind, experience has taught me never to believe in coindence. People only try to keep something down if it makes them feel very insecure about themselves.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:41 | 5086121 Skateboarder
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Very much appreciate your post, EML Whenever you see the teevee in regards to blonde women, there is some hidden agenda going on there. Not so much with white brunettes and non-whites (usually with dark hair) in the same sense, but definitely still agenda-ized in some other sense.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:42 | 5086495 Manthong
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ugly old whores sometimes earn the most.

just look at the political news.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:52 | 5086535 my_nym
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Wrong. 

 

THROUGHOUT history people have been in awe of blonde hair. In Medieval Europe, for example, men were intoxicated with its sexual allure and supposed supernatural powers. In Thirties Germany, on the other hand, the blond Nazi stormtrooper became a symbol of Aryan superiority. Blondness was projected as the epitome of male beauty even as, paradoxically, it became associated with some of the most grotesque, racially motivated barbarism ever perpetrated......

[Blonde] has become a blazing signal in code, part of a value system laden with moral, social and historical connotations that has rooted itself in the human subconscious of the West and increasingly across the rest of the world.

Its story begins in Ancient Greece [Wrong.] where Aphrodite, the goddess of love and fertility, had golden-blonde hair of such legendary sexual potency that she inspired ambitious imitations among the dark-haired courtesans of the country. She set the tone for a certain type of blonde who has stirred the fantasies of men and fed the aspirations of women ever since.

But the history of the blonde is not as simple as that. Its bounty is inexhaustible.  Every age has restyled blonde hair in its own image and with its own preoccupations. Blondeness became a prejudice in the Dark Ages, an obsession in the Renaissance, a mystique in Elizabethan England, a mythical fear in the 19th century, an ideology in the Thirties, a sexual invitation in the Fifties and a doctrine of faith by the end of the 20th century. Its distinctive imagery of youth, vitality and wealth, built up over thousands of years, has woven itself into the most popular materials of the imagination.

....In every popular forum of our age - film, television, fashion, pop music, politics - many of the most powerful players are blonde. But there is something strange about all these blondes. Very few are genuine. Only one in 20 white American adults is naturally blonde, and roughly the same ratio applies to white northern Europeans. But you would never think it, walking down a crowded street in the urban West. Here, virtually one in three white adult female heads is dyed a shade of blonde, be it honey, platinum, ash or any other colour from our rich lexicon of blonde shades. To achieve it, women have gone to extraordinary lengths. In Ancient Rome, the most ruthless beauties used pigeon dung; in Renaissance Venice they resorted to horse urine. Today, women spend hundreds of pounds sitting for hours in hairdressing salons having their hair lightened.

WHY DO we do it? A key reason is youth. At its most basic people associate blonde hair with youth. The rationale is perfectly logical: babies tend to have paler and more delicate hair and skin than their parents. Some children retain the blondeness of their infancy but most lose it once puberty sets in. To emphasise the equation with youth, women find that after their first pregnancy their hair and skin darken permanently. The result is that the paler the hair and skin, the younger a person appears. Blonde hair in women might originally have evolved, along with other childish traits such as a high-pitched voice and fine body hair, as part of a package of sexual attraction, an evolutionary adaptation for attracting a mate.

Just as adults find babies attractive, men were attracted to women with such signs of youth. Blonde hair, although not intrinsically more beautiful than dark, became associated, through these long evolved mechanisms in the male brain,with youthful fertility - a kind of visual certificate of reproductive success.

(Sunday Express
February 23, 2003
FEATURES; Pg. 53
HEADLINE: REVIEW -; ALL YOU EVER
WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BLONDES
(AND A FEW THINGS YOU DIDN'T . . ! )
BYLINE: JOANNA PITMAN)

 

Even that analysis and evolutionary myth making is kind of silly.  People have generally created archetypes of blond/light being fair and good as opposed to darkness being sinister since the beginning of recorded history.  Mainly because you can't see at night and people are scared of the dark. 

 

But enjoy your modern myth making and other mythologies. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:45 | 5086881 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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White supremacist nutjobs amuse me.

Far-right ideology has consistently been found to have no basis in biology. Indeed, the article you've quoted to me is a tragic example of the delusional nature of white supremacy -- social scientists have observed that white males have higher rates of exogamy than white females do. A real-life example is the disproportionate ratio between white male/Asian female and Asian male/white female marriages that the United States Census Bureau seems to register annually. Neither white nor Asian males seem to display a preference for white women in these statistics.

As a Norwegian man who has married a minority woman himself, none of this is a great mystery to me.

It might be a bit of a challenge for a narcissistic sociopath of Joanna Pitman's caliber to cast women of her own appearance as God's gift to men at the expense of women like my wife, when we white males are marrying with colored women in ever increasing numbers in today's world. Marry, as in, choosing these women as our life partners to reproduce with. One of the advantages this has for the collective human gene pool is that there will be less inbreeding, and therefore less mentally impaired people like yourself or miss Pitman wandering about.

And that's a positive development indeed.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:48 | 5087476 Socratic Dog
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What is it about black women that intimidates white women?  They LIKE TO FUCK, for starters.  Asian women, too.  Who'd bother with a frigid white bitch?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:12 | 5085564 stacking12321
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hey gh0atrider!

why you so full of yourself?

maybe not everyone likes to do it with ghoats. real (scots)men prefer sheep, for example.

speaking of goats, have you seen the new www.goatse.cx?

they got sued by the christmas island (.cx) domain administrar and can't have their main page up any more, so they replaced it with a video of their lawyer and his crappy DOGECOIN-related message.

fucking dogecoin!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:42 | 5085802 robertocarlos
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The old goatse page was better.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:16 | 5085578 goldflows
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Me fucking you in the ass and taking all your whore bitcons.

Hope your a bitch 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:21 | 5086202 negative rates
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Yea, cause all bitches die in the end.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:27 | 5085767 mt paul
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QUIT JUNKING GH0ATRIDER YOU SIMPLETON FUCKS!

 

it's his goat

giving him all the down arrows...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:31 | 5085775 MsCreant
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You want our junk and you know it. The real tease would be to ignore you.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:44 | 5085807 Never One Roach
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Where the chart showing the pay differentail for 'HIV -Free" ... "Ebola-free"..."Hepatitis-free".... and so on.....and opposed to the ones who are infected.

I bet the diff is steep.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:03 | 5086887 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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You don't have a clue, do you?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:09 | 5085553 Slave
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Is your gh0at shaved? Btw...I knew you fucked it.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 02:25 | 5085980 Implied Violins
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Bitcoin land: where the men are men, the women are men, and the sheep run scared...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:36 | 5086321 Dick Gazinia
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No.  The sheep are lying little bitches.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:48 | 5086128 shouldvekilledthem
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Don't overreact. BTC is too complicated for these rednecks.

And they wonder why their world is fucked. Those pesky politicians and bankers steal their jobs and money. They are not stupid and conditioned to make this possible...definitely not...Pure comedy gold.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:10 | 5085560 booboo
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Surfer friend in the 80's got laid by a nice Costa Rican hooker for 1 large can of Chef Boyardee Beefaroni. I think this is where it's heading, no pun  intended. so you single guys, stock up.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:43 | 5085804 robertocarlos
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The farts are horrible.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:46 | 5085816 Keyser
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Ah, the good old days.. It ain't like that anymore...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 02:35 | 5085990 ebear
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Lotta sex changes in Costa Rica.

just sayin'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:50 | 5085661 Bananamerican
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If you gotta pay for it you're seriously fucked up...
If you've gotta sell it, same thing....

My WWII dad bragged to me how he paid for prostitutes a few times...
I always thought he was a dick for it....

Acquire some empathy...acquire some Cool....masterbate in the interim. Be patient for Christ sake.

Don't "use" people at their most vulnerable or enable their, or your own, degradation.
Develop some goddamn personal charm! Lol

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:21 | 5085757 Freddie
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+100

Great post.

I totally agree.  It is like stealing someone's soul.  Same with women in porn.   I am not being a prude - more of a humanist.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:43 | 5085806 MsCreant
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Nice to know you men exist. As things are now, I agree. 

I am getting ready to argue for something a little shocking. I think there is a way prostitution could be done right but this culture is not ready for it. If I were running such a business, I would have the women trained in some things that looked like nursing and psychology. They would get regular counseling. They would be healers. The idea would be that you give this kind of love, acceptance, and intimacy for a while, until the client gains some health and may not need the service any more. Or need it less and have better adjusted lives.

I think if you have two healthy adults with equal power making the exchange, it can work and not be exploitation. I also think the man or woman in the client role can go into it, power down, with the understanding that there are ethics and standards that must be adhered to that protect them. It would be a real profession. What I describe is not possible in this culture for so many reasons. I support someone's right to make this adult decision, I do not think it should be illegal, but I do think it could be rethought and done as something very positive. 

We are hurt ashamed children about sex, unfortunately.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:50 | 5085825 Keyser
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"We are hurt ashamed children about sex, unfortunately."

Your judeo-christian upbringing is showing... Based on fear, guilt and repentance...  Which is why I prefer buddhist cultures as they don't have such hangups... 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:18 | 5085871 MsCreant
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Did you read the rest of my post? Very much not about the qualities you describe. The idea is to heal that stuff, to heal from the very culture you criticize.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 02:06 | 5085966 Tall Tom
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I never used a Hooker. I never will.

 

About Ten Years ago this gal I knew came into my apartment and offered anything I wanted for $100.

 

I replied, with snark, that I ought to spank her ass for $100. She replied, "That would be better."

 

Then I told her, "LEAVE NOW."

 

That was insulting. I actually liked that girl...until that moment.

 

In fact had she just asked me for the cash I'd have probably "loaned" it to her, not expecting ever to see the cash again.

 

That said, there are Hookers at Barona Casino that will blow you for $5. Five Dollars. Just enough so that they can continue to Gamble.

 

I do not know where they got this price list. But it seems as if the prices are inflated.

 

It is a fucking sick world. I despise this place.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:17 | 5086135 zhandax
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MsC, in view of your post, it pains me to state that under our current system, almost all of the time the guy pays for it.  Only a matter of when he pulls out the cash.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:51 | 5086174 fedupwhiteguy
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I'll have to call B.S. on the Barona comment. No freakin way. Even low life butt ugly tweaker whores get $20.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:03 | 5086894 nope-1004
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+1 TT

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:10 | 5087588 Oliver Klozoff
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"About Ten Years ago this gal I knew came into my apartment and offered anything I wanted for $100."

 

A prostitute accosts a man walking down the street.

"For $100, I'll do ANYthing" she coos.

As the man eagerly reaches for his wallet he says, "Paint my house?"

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 02:11 | 5085971 X-defiler
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Why are you blaming perversity on Christianity?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:43 | 5087968 HardAssets
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@MsCreant - your post makes perfect sense, so most people indoctrinated in this culture would reject it.

The choice is between Freedom and 'moralizing'. IMO, Freedom means living your life as you wish, as long as you do not interfere with the rights of others. It means not initializing violence against others, though you do have the right to defend yourself. - - - 'Moralizing' is about trying to force others to 'do the right thing' as some define it. (Politicians who could really care less about the details of such 'moralizing' - often jump on such issues in order to grab position, wealth, and power.)

Those without the physical strength or courage to impose such moralizing on others can often be heard saying the phrase, "There outta be a law . . . . . "

Given the years of massive moralizing that children and adults are subjected to in this society, . . . are they truly ready to live free ? (Which means allowing the other guy to live free also)

Maybe not.

 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:53 | 5085835 FreedomGuy
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If there is really a "happy hooker" and porn star, fine. I am a libertarian and controlling victimless crime makes more crime. However, when women (or men) are forced into it and degraded and abused, that is a soul killer and you have to be rather cruel to enjoy it.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:06 | 5086378 rbg81
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And, yet, porn is legal and prostitution isn't.  I realize that porn is technically considered "art" because its being filmed.  But the distinction always seemed thin to me.  In both cases, you're trading sex for $$.  IMHO, its better to be a prostitute than a porn actress.  At least with the former, the sex act doesn't viewed on the Internet for ever and ever.   Also, every move of those porn shoots is choreographed, so it can't be much fun and a shoot can last a few hours.  The only advantage of porn is that it's probably a lot safer for the girls.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:37 | 5085787 fervent in spirit
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Then there is the option where one could always ... oh, I don't know ... get married and practice some self-control.

What a novel idea!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:53 | 5086543 exi1ed0ne
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 get married

I've been married 13 years (tehe) to a wonderful woman, but I would not recommend marriage to the masses.  Too often it's seen as some magical doorway, rather then the large amount work to keep a mate interested for the long haul.  It takes WORK to make a long term relationship viable, not a ring.  When it all falls apart everyone suffers, except for the lawyers that is.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:23 | 5085876 SilverRhino
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ROFL ... how utterly naive ... you think you dont pay for it? 

ALL MEN PAY FOR SEX

Depending on your morals / ethics you can pay with ....

  • cash
  • time
  • labor
  • emotions

But you WILL pay for it. 

Cost to be the Boss (Marriage / Relationship costs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVHIGYgDvsI

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:44 | 5087451 FrankDrakman
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ALL MEN PAY FOR SEX

Absolutely! As my daddy once told me "the most expensive thing in the world is free pussy".

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:57 | 5087525 Socratic Dog
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"If you gotta pay for it you're seriously fucked up"

Boy, you are young and foolish.  As you gain experience, you will learn that men ALWAYS have to pay for it.  And that quick cash-for-gratification transaction ends up a helluva lot cheaper than what it usually costs.

As far as adding a moral dimension to it goes, try spending some observer time in the barnyard.  You will find that morals have little to do with fucking outside of humans.  And if that is the case, why do they become involved with humans?

War is outbreeding.  Rape is outbreeding.  Don't shoot the messenger.

 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:24 | 5086107 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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Heheh. I love watching the white supremacists go through system shock after reading your post.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:01 | 5087545 Oliver Klozoff
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You say "white supremacist" like it is something real.

Fuck off.

 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:22 | 5086156 dellievan
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Hey Latina Lover  -   I'm not sure I would gloat about your Costa Rican  sex workers allowing you full reign with their bodies.  Think about it for a second . . . there has likely been a troupe of gentlemen before you with the same requests.   Remember,  you are not having sex  with only one woman, you are also having sex with all who *came* before you.       You might want to kindly rethink your *position*  Mister.                      Carry on

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:53 | 5088059 Socratic Dog
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And your wife is different how?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:05 | 5088122 HardAssets
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Socratic Dog:  "And your wife is different how?"

Now that's funny . . . and Socratic !  :)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:02 | 5085533 Penniless Spectator
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It'll be back..

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:46 | 5085231 Ben Ghazi
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Where is the FED on that chart?

 

 

$4,000,000,000,000 in 5 years and everybody keeps getting fucked!

(no wonder the hookers are hurting for work)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:05 | 5085541 Burticus
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You don't understand, Knuckles.  A brothel owner once explained that a customer may insist that a prostitute kiss his balls, but may not demand that she kiss him on the lips.  That's the one thing she saves for her boyfriend.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:03 | 5085711 Freddie
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I saw that and was pretty suprised.  Never paid for one and never will.  The thing that most of them avoid is kissing because it is far too emotional and conveys love more than sex acts.  I read it somewhere.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:29 | 5085149 AssFire
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No such thing as prostitution. You pay them to leave, not to have sex.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:38 | 5085187 Ben Ghazi
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$160 per hour in Tokyo?

 

I'm putting that bitch on a Malaysian Airlines 777 -

She WILL learn how to go down!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:53 | 5085506 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Must be radioactive. I can't imagine drunk japanese businessmen *not* overpaying for such a thing.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:13 | 5085739 MontgomeryScott
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I'm trying to read the charts correctly, here.

If I get a hooker in Tokyo who is very fat, flat-chested, has chin hair, and is a negro with black hair (who does anal), I get to pay less, right?

WAIT. WHAT?

I'd best check in the trunk to verify the junk on this 'lady of the evening'...

If I want to pay for sex with Ms. Yellen or Janet Napolitano or Billary or the Wookie, I don't have to fly to Tokyo (or Atlanta), do I?

I suppose that there's a drug out there that could both turn off reality and the 'projectile vomiting' factor; and make Jimmy become JAMES in a way that would make me actually pay for something like this (it had better be a really good combination of drugs, I would think).

 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:42 | 5085204 AlaricBalth
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kaiserhoff. I see contempt for the status quo is a heredity trait in your family line.

Grog votes???:
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:04 | 5085323 Agent P
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I'll bet even Grog traded a shiny rock for some sweet hairy tang back in the day. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:44 | 5085635 The Big Ching-aso
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No mention of pimps in this article. It's like they cut out the certified pubic accountant in the collections department.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:26 | 5085764 MontgomeryScott
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'certified pubic accountant...'

I saw what you did there!

Hard to account for the pubes if the ho's all be shaved. Pimp be chargin' his ho's fo' shaving cream and Bic razors, tho; YO! D'em bitches with lice get to grow patches, 'cause they hide the flaws...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:13 | 5085072 HardAssets
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Hunting is older by a long shot.
And the best hunters got the best women

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:25 | 5085114 Rootin' for Putin
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the best hunters got the gold diggers with big tits who didnt want to find their own food.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:44 | 5085222 Wait What
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finally a post on ZH that gets to the jizzt of the current economic situation.

you just described 98% of the girls in california.

the other 2% are the homely ones, whose brethren have been pushed out of the coastal areas of the state by the cost of living.

escort services is one of the indicators i use to track economic activity. redbook (shut down! doh!), backpage, craigslist, eros, etc.) give a very unique perspective on 'services' activity in America.

as participants in this industry (incl. pron stars) have proliferated, the rates they charge have cratered.

after crunching some numbers i'm almost convinced it's cheaper to hire a 8-10 escort on the reg than getting married.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:54 | 5085269 Latina Lover
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RE: ... better hiring an 8-10 versus marrying..

 

Damn straight!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:58 | 5085289 AssFire
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If it flies, floats or fucks, you are better off renting.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:08 | 5085544 Cobra
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And if it has tracks: Run screaming!

Edit: Signed,

A former snow machiner...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:58 | 5085839 FreedomGuy
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The laws of supply and demand are impersonal, absolute and unforgiving. I suspect if it were legal it would cost even less, although regulations tend to have the opposite effect.

What we should do is ask Eliott Spitzer about pricing and quality. He was against prostitution before he was for it. I think his honey was about a grand an hour.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:53 | 5085264 Trogdor
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Yeah - so - what's your point? lol

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:00 | 5085522 chubbar
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"rootin for Putan"  LOL, just fucking beautiful! +1000

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:13 | 5086946 STP
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Ask Robert Blake how that turned out...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:27 | 5085130 linniepar
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Nope, gathering is! /s

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:49 | 5085244 snr-moment
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fermenting.  It's all in the yeast. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 02:51 | 5086010 ebear
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"And the best hunters got the best women"

Uh huh.  

Then explain why the kids in the village all look like the guy who stays home chipping arrow heads.

Not everyone can do that, you know.

I think it went something like this:

Hunter:  Ogg fuck wife while gone!!!   Me kill Ogg!  

Chief:  Wait!  Ogg make good arrows!  No Kill Ogg.

 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:34 | 5085629 teslaberry
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you mean fish farming?

even female chimpanzees sell sex for food. and they don't farm. 

 

selling sex isn't merely the oldest profession, it's the only transpecies profession practiced by non-human primates. 

 

how about that for some darwinian economics ! how do i know all this? i paid jane goodall for half an hour in the sack and we talked this over some post coital chat. that's right jane goodall practiced the oldest profession of them all. good all.  

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:32 | 5086061 mt paul
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female penguins

give it up  for polished rocks

 

not too unlike

the human female

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:17 | 5085747 TheReplacement
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More likely hunting or gathering is the oldest.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:36 | 5085788 MontgomeryScott
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Hookers hunting for men's money?

Hookers gathering men's money?

Gee, I don't know.

More likely, hunting OR gathering is the oldest. Perhaps the next time I'm at the club, us men will debate over which one is more likely (Oh, here, honey, take some money and go buy yourself something while us MEN debate amongst each other in the CLUB. You wouldn't understand...).

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:30 | 5089811 HardAssets
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Hunting & gathering existed together. Predominately, men hunted and women gathered. Each, in general, has characteristics which favor doing one activity over the other. Meat is a concentrated source of protein valuable for survival, so successful hunters were honored and rewarded by the tribal group. Also the skills of early hunters were very useful for protecting the members of the tribe from external threats. A man who could throw a spear or shoot a bow to take a deer or buffalo, could also use those same skills & weapons to stop an enemy.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:09 | 5085052 Dr. Engali
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Rosy and her five sisters don't cost me a thing.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:13 | 5085071 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Yeah but using the other hand makes you feel like you are going out on yourself.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:50 | 5085249 snr-moment
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Except a slight list to the left.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:17 | 5085371 Ben Ghazi
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More like a Costa Concordia list.

 

 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:19 | 5085594 stacking12321
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stop with the obscure references

this is amurrca goddamn it!

 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:14 | 5085574 Burticus
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The saying is "Rosie Palmer and her five sisters," Dr. E.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:41 | 5085646 Dr. Engali
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I know, but Rosie, her five sisters, and I have known each other so long that we are all on a first name basis. No formalities needed.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:27 | 5085765 delacroix
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masturbation, is the epitome of homosexuality and incest.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:50 | 5085831 MsCreant
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Would you say that to your partner if she wanted you to watch her masturbate as a form of foreplay?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:59 | 5085841 MontgomeryScott
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The next time you have a wet dream, flog yourself for partaking in incestual homosexuality!

I SAW the way you looked at that girl's ass!

How DARE YOU have sexual thoughts!

How DARE YOU wash yourself thoroughly in the shower and unwittingly achieve an erection!

How DARE YOU show your wife where you like to be pleasured!

That's IT!

Cut your penis off. Do it. Do it NOW!

THERE. Your almighty god who created your body with desires (and forbids you to fulfill them, ever, amen) now FORGIVES YOU. Clean up the blood, and burn the sheets. Of course, you might have side-effects (like enhanced breast growth), but you will, of course, in due time, learn to cut these off as well. Your god is, after all, ASEXUAL!

SO: If I masturbate, am I thinking about my brother, or my sister? If so, I'd better stop thinking about my own pleasure. SEE! Masturbation is all about 'giving things to other people'! I'm so genorous! SO, fucking, GENOROUS... (What if I'm a single child with an absentee father and a mother who dropped me off at an orphanage? Does this mean that 'Sister Mary Elephant' is REALLY my 'sister' when I jack off thinking about the way her dress flips when she walks' outlining her little lace panties? Does this mean that 'Sister mary Elephant' is really a MAN? You are really CONFUSING ME HERE!)

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 02:27 | 5085982 Tall Tom
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Roman Catholic, perchance?

 

If you actually read the scripture Onan was killed for Premature Withdrawl and spilling his seed on the ground...AFTER Yahweh ordered him to impregnate his wife.

 

Onanism is just another fabricated sin created by the Jesuit Order so that they could extract "indulgences" from the "faithful".

 

Roman Catholicism creates most atheists as they are diametrically opposed to that which Jesus, and even St. Paul, taught.

 

Religion, Ritualistic nonsense, sucks.

 

On the other hand...there is a lot to be spoken about Spirituality...which is that which Jesus taught.

 

I really feel sorry for you. Truthfully I do. How do you deal with that bullshit guilt?

 

Ninety Nine percent of all Men masterbate, even while married, and the other One Percent are LIARS, a REAL SIN, that will condemn you to Hell.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:19 | 5086042 Ghordius
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what? lying is a real sin that condemns you to Hell? you mean just lying, not giving false testimony in court? (which is mostly understood as lying with real consequences)

for someone that likes to compress a couple of centuries of Roman Catholic discussions on Onan's story in a couple of sentences about Jesuits, you should perhaps qualify for which branch of Christianity your extreme view on lying applies. as far as I know this does not apply neither to Anglicans nor to Lutherans

as far as I remember my little theology, it was Thomas of Aquinas that damned hurtful lies as mortal sin. the emphasis is on hurtful

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:50 | 5086108 Tall Tom
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Satan is the Father of ALL LIES.

 

Yes. Lies are the spawn of Satan. There is no such thing as a "White Lie". The deceivers and the decieved will inherit the Lake of Fire.

 

Thomas of Aquinas' musings were not included as a part of the Holy Scriptures the last time that I looked.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:45 | 5086166 Ghordius
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Tall Tom, that is a Tall Call. I guess your parents did not deceive you with Santa Claus.

Are avoiding my question?: which branch of Christianity adheres to your view on total, utter truth-telling in all cases?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:25 | 5086204 negative rates
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Looks like he's about to go Booker T on you.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:01 | 5085843 FreedomGuy
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I was reading today that the late Robin Williams two ex-wives cost him about $30million each and he was nearly broke at the time of his death. I remember Paul McCartney's divorce was even higher. Frankly, with no real gender equality in the courts and the supremely high price of making a marital mistake, paying for your short term needs might be a wise economic investment.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:13 | 5086265 RafterManFMJ
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Taking one hit for 30 million is unforgivable. There is no excuse under the sun for repeating the same.

Some men are forever Beta - despite their success and fame.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:34 | 5087089 atomp
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Fool me once, blah, blah, blah, can't get fooled again!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:16 | 5086409 rbg81
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And then Williams got married AGAIN.  Did the marriage thing once--never again, no mating how enticing the package.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:05 | 5085032 palmereldritch
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The most expensive item isn't even listed on the menu.  Where's the 33 Liberty ?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:20 | 5085587 Burticus
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...or an "around the world"?

And how much extra for her to pretend she loves you or for her to say, "Easy G.I., you so beeeg!" in a squeaky, Chinquey voice?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:11 | 5086262 RafterManFMJ
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The tragedy for me is of my regular rotation of whores, only 2 subscribe to the Economist; the rest are still charging full retail.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:41 | 5087427 Crash Overide
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Market down, dicks up...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:21 | 5085101 Buck Johnson
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The women are finding out that they have to use what they got to make money.  But with more going into the profession the price goes down unless your one of the type that make the money.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:22 | 5085288 Freddie
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Sadly - I think this is going to get a lot worse for women.  I remember people used to cruelly make fun of Russian and Eastern European women post the fall of the USSR.  Russia may be in the driver seat soon.

The stuff the Yugoslav prepper guy posted about what happens to women when things fall apart was not pretty.

Odd question, do these hookers look attractive these days?  I had to go yto vegas first time and last time not long ago.  There were not many attractive wmen anywhere.  i was not looking just noticed the people and only saw one in the airport that was pretty hot and probably an expensive pro.

I remember 20+ years ago being in a club and a really attractive girl started getting friendly.  It was not a pickup place or Vegas.  It turned out she and her friend were working.  I was pretty shocked because she was about my age 20 or so. 

It seems like American women since then have become far less attractive, fatter and more ethnic looking.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:20 | 5086276 RafterManFMJ
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Sadly? You made me chuckle.

Oh, and the 'Yugoslav prepper' said the going price for a woman - all night was a can of beans. You can buy beans by the pallet at Costco. Food for thought.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, The Wife Zone

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qHQWlFtSptU

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:10 | 5085304 Wait What
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it's all about human capital. when a girl gets asked, what unique skills do you bring to this organization? it wont' be long before they start saying "i give a mean bj"

it will be around that time that I start hounding HR about creating a new 'stress-reliever' opening.

can't believe corporate america hasn't come up with a position like that. it would absolutely put an end to those 'going postal' situations that have become a trademark in america. you wont' hear many guys complainging when they hear: 'Your severance package includes a couple of hrs. with Ashlyn Rae"

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:27 | 5085608 Burticus
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Buck, the next time you use "your," a possessive pronoun, instead of "you're," a contraction of "you are," your pimp is going to bitch-slap you all the way back to elementary schrool like a hooker who is holding back some of her FeRNs.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:17 | 5085870 MontgomeryScott
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Fuck!

I can't believe the 'grammar police' bitches have made it all the way over to ZH.

Did you find your shit in some textbook, or are you simply quoting what you think you were taught by your betters?

Fucking DOUCHE...

When paraphrasing, always use the semiquotation mark (you twat). For the 'less-edumacated' ones (like yourself), I will provide you with an example; as follows: "your", when used to attempt to take a word from a phrase or sentence in a quote that you are responding to should be entered as follows: 'your'.

SEE, it's SIMPLE. '-PARA' equals '-SEMI'. PARAPHRASEOLOGY equals SEMIQUOTATION.

Fucking DOUCHE...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:52 | 5085262 RallyRoundTheFamily
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Well there goes Plan D, selling my weiner on the streets.

Get it plan d? :-/

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:18 | 5085590 goldflows
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 hookers going for the Plan B  - GDP BOOST

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:11 | 5085351 seek
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Can't speak for every market, but I have an acquaintance in that line of work, and the front line report is that pricing seems more demand than supply driven, and she said demand plunged immediately after the 2008 crash and still hasn't recovered to those levels. When that happened a lot of women switched to the sugar baby model, the pay is worse but the security is higher, but it's much harder for the 30+ year olds to line that up compared to getting hourly work.

This is probably one of the few markets that has real price discovery left. It's also probably a better indicator of the actual financial health of a country because of that.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:20 | 5085390 Freddie
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Price discovery?  LOL!  What a quaint term.  I think it used to be used for the stock market before buy the f**king dip.

Seriously, I would be scared to stick my johnson in one of these women of commerce.  I might get Ebola.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:00 | 5085510 tickhound
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Yeah real price discovery...

Ummm, zh, the INTErWEBS have been around for a while now... AS IF the internet is suddenly cutting into costs.. That hurdle past years ago.

First fucking line in the article and zh mocks the 'safety' of all things, not the premise... "As The Economist finds, the internet is making the buying and selling of sex easier and safer (from what we have been told)."

Whatever.

This is about the ECONOMY. Joblesssssssssnessssss. Bitchez trying to make a living yo.

I hate good titles fucked up by some bullshit "cause."

So for u potential hookers out there, Hookdom is hiring.

It'll be the last thing automated, thank god... If ever. If ure $ don't carry, blame the Fed. Meanwhile, get it while the goings good.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:16 | 5085745 lasvegaspersona
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In the Weimar hyperinflation, a time of great desperation for the formerly rich even, there was a saying: 'better a whore in the bedroom than a dead baby in the crib'. This referred to the struggle just to feed oneself.

So...gold...get some or you too could be whoring yourself out for a Big Mac.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:28 | 5085420 Freddie
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Anyone know if there is an iPhone app with this pricing matrix?  It would make it easier when haggling on price with these bitchez.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:34 | 5085927 MontgomeryScott
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If your 'ISP' allows you to log on to CRAIGSLIST, I'm sure that you don't need any 'app' for your 'haggling with these bitchez' issue.

If NOT, then I suggest simply carrying a line of Coke and a big Fattie and a little Horse while you make your way down the Boulevard.

 

You don't realize that this is a 'buyer's market', I suppose.

 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:41 | 5086162 bullchit
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Weird....as we speak I'm writing a pricing app, at the request of "these bitches" for "those cunts".

 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:35 | 5086056 mt paul
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when will deflation hit Peru

 

a kilo of Peruvian donkey dust

is still 8000. a unit..

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:27 | 5086199 negative rates
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When deflation hits blow, celebrities will jumping out windows, or worse.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:49 | 5084946 90's Child
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These trends mean nothing, Obama's been suckin dick free for years.

Just print MOAR hookers.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:53 | 5084960 NoDecaf
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Fire sale prices in West Africa...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:55 | 5084979 nmewn
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Clearly a boost to GDP ;-)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:59 | 5084997 knukles
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Gross Dripping Penises?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:07 | 5085042 acetinker
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Gotta give credit where it's due.  THAT was fkn funny!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:54 | 5085260 gh0atrider
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gh0atrider loves you long time!

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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:21 | 5085395 AlaricBalth
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That one cracked me up gh0atrider.
Alas, no coin for you!!! The GF would not be pleased.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:32 | 5085436 acetinker
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Well, unless any or all of you have actually had a dripping penis, your opinion doesn't count.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:52 | 5085830 acetinker
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Ya know, I can't even describe why I don't like you, but it seems to me that you're an entitled 'educated' prick that I would have beat to a bloody pulp in my younger days, just for the lulz.

You will henceforth engage me as your Superior, since you're obviously an egghead.  -Ace

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