Male Prostitution


卖淫: 男性卖淫


  • ① 在任何时候,女性只有很小的群体有足够的社会和经济权力来购买性服务。

  • ② 男性中数量相当的性少数在性取向方面是双性恋和同性恋,即他们除了对女性感到有性吸引力以外,他们要么还对男性感到有性吸引力,要么对男性专有感到有性吸引力。其中的一些男人并不介意为另一名男性的性服务支付报酬。


Prohibited Sexual Behavior and Sexual Violence

Prostitution: Male Prostitution

Male prostitution has never been as common as female prostitution, but it also dates back to antiquity. Again, imperial China, ancient Greece and Rome are well-known examples. In these countries the male “sex trade” was regulated, but, in the course of history, many other countries also had various formal and informal types of male prostitution. However, male prostitution has always served many more male than female customers. This has two main reasons:

1. Only a small minority of females have ever been socially and economically powerful enough  to buy sexual services.

2. A sizable minority of men are bisexual or homosexual in their orientation, i.e. they are either attracted to other males in addition to females or are exclusively attracted to males. Some of these men do not mind paying for the sexual services of another male.

As one can see, male prostitution answers to a demand that is inherently limited. Only a minority of women and men are potential customers. Therefore, male prostitution never had and never will have the same extent and importance as female prostitution. The following section will discuss the topics in the sequence of their relevance - first homosexual and then heterosexual prostitution.

[Course 6] [Description] [How to use it] [Introduction] [Development] [Basic Types] [Variations] [Prohibited Behavior] [Sex with Children] [Prostitution] [Sexual Violence] [Additional Reading] [Examination]