Male Prostitution

被禁止的性行为与性暴力

卖淫: 男性卖淫

男性卖淫从来就没有像女性卖淫一样的普遍,不过它同样可以追溯到古代。重申一下,帝制的中国、古希腊和古罗马就是众所周知的例子。在这些国家,男性“性交易”一度由衙门或君王管理,不过,在历史上,其他许多国家也有各种各样符合传统习俗的和不符合传统习俗的男性卖淫形式。但是,男性卖淫始终都是为男性主顾服务要远远多于为女性主顾服务。这有两个主要的原因:

  • 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。

正如人们可能留意的那样,男性卖淫受到天生的限制。女性和男性中只有少数人是男性卖淫的潜在主顾。因而,男性卖淫绝不会像女性卖淫一样从来没有而且也不会有相同的规模和重要性。以下的内容将依次讨论与之相关的话题:首先讨论男性同性卖淫,然后男性异性卖淫。

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]