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Buying Sex Abroad

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”(…) I’m not a fat old pig coming here only for sex.(…) I want to experience the real Thailand, meet real people, like these girls here in this bar” – the quote is from an interview with a young backpacker

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Criminalizing

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Criminalizing the buying of sex? Many people agree that prostitution is damaging in many different ways. What people disagree on is which methods to use to fight prostitution, and the debate concerning whether or not the buying of sexual services

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Prostitution and Legislation

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In Norway today, it is allowed to sell sexual services and to buy sexual services from people over the age of 18. However, acting as a pimp, that is, making money off of somebody else’s prostitution, is prohibited. There is

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The process of criminalizing the purchase of sexual services in Norway

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During the spring of 2007, the debate concerning whether or not purchasing sexual services should be prohibited by law in Norway was rekindled. The debate ran especially high around the time of the political parties’ annual meetings. The Socialist Left

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Customers

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”A lonely man with a hunchback, a wooden leg and glasses, without the possibility to assert himself under the strict beauty laws of the sex market” – the myth of the ”whore customer” (Høigård and Finstad, 1986, page 63 and

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Female Prostitution

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”(…) my job is to create an illusion” – the quote is from an interview with a woman who works at a massage institute in Oslo (Skilbrei, 1998, page 52). The Pro Sentre estimates that approximately 2536 different people sold

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Prostitution

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What is prostitution? Prostitution can be understood as the buying and selling of sexual services. This is a broad definition within which sexual services can mean different sexual acts, and payment can mean something other than cash. Prostitution includes a

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Foreign Women in Prostitution

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“It is not easy to go back to where we came from. But it sure isn’t easy living in Norway either  (…). You need a strong head and a strong heart to live here” – the quote is from an

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Male Prostitution

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”Time is precious: you shop for tenderness, intimacy and sex.” – the quote is from an interview with a male prostitute (Kippe, 2000, page 124). In Norway, male prostitutes are in minority among prostitutes.  Male prostitution occurs both on the

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