Can't buy me love.
Speaking of love substitutions, the world's oldest profession is a growth market. Findings from two national surveys of British adults conducted between 1990 and 2000 showed that 5.6% of men interviewed in 1990 said they had ever paid for sex, 2% had done so within the past 5 years, and 0.5% within the preceding year. In 2000, 9% of men reported ever having paid for sex, 4.2% said they had done so within the past 5 years, and 1.3% over the preceding year, according to research published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections and reported online. One wonders how a hypothetical generation raised on bedtime hugs via the Internet would fare in the money-for-sex marketplace. On the bright side, they probably would be more likely to contract viruses engineered to crash their hard drives rather than their ... oh never mind.
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|Title Annotation:||paying for sex|
|Author:||Kubetin, Sally Koch|
|Publication:||Family Practice News|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2006|
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