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This claim is true, according to a NGO dedicated to the conservation of Bornean Orangutans. The Orangutan, named Pony, was shaved every day and used as a prostitute in a village located in Indonesian Borneo. Policemen rescued her in 2003 and she was put under the care of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF). The BOSF confirms it on their website ...


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The same story also occurs at The Guardian One of her clients, Chris Fulton, 29, who has cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, has launched a campaign calling on the government to introduce a Netherlands-style grant scheme in which citizens with disabilities receive public money to pay for sexual services up to 12 times a year. And here is a ...


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TL;DR: There is a basis of fact in claims that sex existed in the geisha world. However, it is not always the case. Geishas are trained in a variety of art forms ("Geisha" literally means "Artist") that prostitutes would not be trained in. So in that sense, geishas are not prostitutes. But is sex a part of their work? Wikipedia is a tertiary source, often ...


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It's rather common, yes, if we are to believe the idea of Asset forfeiture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asset_forfeiture This applies, but is not limited, to terrorist activities, drug related crimes, and other criminal and even civil offenses. ... The purpose of asset forfeiture is to disrupt criminal activity by confiscating assets that ...


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There are significant numbers of studies that back up this claim, and associate childhood sexual abuse with sex work (meaning prostitution). Specifically studies show that the rate of childhood sexual abuse among prostitutes is > 50%. For example Associations between childhood maltreatment and sex work in a cohort of drug-using youth (Social Science &...


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To provide some citations from academic papers rather than news articles: The Rights and Wrongs of Prostitution 09 January 2009 Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy This division already exists in the Netherlands where “sex surrogates” who work with disabled people are legally and socially constructed as different from prostitutes who work with ...


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It may be true or true-ish among some sub-populations. THE PROSTITUTE PARADOX from 1993 says, In New York City, for example, 40 to 50 percent of streetwalkers (a very low caste of prostitute) who have used IV drugs over the past decade are HIV seropositive. Among call girls in New York City (a higher caste of prostitute), no seropositivity was ...


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According to this article published in the International Journal of Public Health by the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, it's, on average significantly lower than 50%: Source: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02084300 Funnily enough, this is actually the most recent chart I could find like this. I guess no one bothered to do another ...


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