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I always thought men who paid for sex would rather drop dead than admit it.

Visiting a call girl is hardly on a par with dropping in Dropping in is a skateboarding trick with which a skateboarder can start skating a half-pipe by dropping into it from the coping instead of starting from the bottom and pumping gradually for more speed.  at the garden centre.

Whenever a police car tours a red light district you can't see kerb crawlers for exhaust fumes exhaust fumes

fumes given off by vehicles; contain some carbon monoxide, the amount varying with the efficiency of combustion in the particular engine. In most engines the use of exhaust fumes for euthanasia is not recommended because it operates partly on the carbon dioxide
 as they speed off into the night.

And on the odd occasion when the rich and famous are caught sneaking out of dodgy dodgy - Synonym with flaky. Preferred outside the US  massage parlours they are always quick to explain they are only there for relief from aches and pains. But Witness (C4) miraculously managed to get six punters to face the cameras.

They were a pathetic bunch.

The depressing documentary could just have easily have been called The Dirty Half Dozen or Men Behaving Sadly.

The youngest was Wayne, an unemployed 22-year-old Jack The Lad Jack The Lad were a folk-rock group from north-east England formed in 1973 by three former members of Lindisfarne - Rod Clements (bass, violin, guitar, vocals), Simon Cowe (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals), and Ray Laidlaw (drums), with Billy Mitchell (guitar, banjo, vocals).  looking for Looking for

In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with.
 love but happy to pay for a bit of lust in the meantime Adv. 1. in the meantime - during the intervening time; "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"; "in the meantime the police were notified"
meantime, meanwhile

He claimed his first encounter with a member of the oldest profession was when he innocently went to a massage parlour with a bad back.

No, I didn't believe him either.

He said he got a shock when a girl appeared in a sexy basque, put a porn video on the telly and handed him a list of charges for more than just a rub down with Deep Heat.

More poseurs than perverts, they were filmed at home moodily staring into mirrors or parading around like models for a downmarket fashion catalogue. But their taste in clothes matched their taste in women.

It looked as if they had picked up bedroom tips from the brothel with a ghastly selection of bedside lamps, pillows and bedcovers.

The creepiest customer was 43-year-old Charles, whose addiction to naughty trips to Amsterdam cost him two marriages.

You would move seats if you found yourself next to him in a cinema or on the bus and it came as no surprise to learn that the only other members of his household were a dog and a cat.

"I was so hooked on illicit sex it destroyed my life", he said.

The others included twice-married Bill who reckoned his regular visits to a hooker named Joy made his second marriage stronger, and a rock DJ called Monty who used prostitutes because he had no luck with girlfriends.

Civil servant John, 73, had a pony tail, a posh accent and a failed sexual history.

He spent a lifetime paying girls just to chat because he was virtually impotent im·po·tent
1. Incapable of sexual intercourse, often because of an inability to achieve or sustain an erection.

2. Sterile. Used of males.
 and terribly lonely.

For a while it looked like merely an excuse for men to talk dirty, until guilt -idden Lesley, 76, told how his friendship with a prostitute had shocked his second wife.

The former RAF officer, who would look at home on a bowling green Bowling Green.

1 City (1990 pop. 40,641), seat of Warren co., S Ky., on the Barren River; inc. 1812. It is a shipping and marketing center for an area producing tobacco, corn, livestock, and dairy items.
 or down at the Darby and Joan Darby and Joan

happily settled elderly couple. [Br. Ballad: Brewer Dictionary, 300]

See : Age, Old

Darby and Joan

inseparable old-fashioned couple. [Br. Lit.: Espy, 335]

See : Lovers, Famous
 Club, said it upset her more than he ever dreamed and he wanted to come clean.

"Her health deteriorated and she died.

"If it were possible I would like to put it right", he said fighting back tears.

The true price of vice is tragic.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Purnell, Tony
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 16, 1997
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