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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
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 1, 2006
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