Everyday Lives of (some) Sex Workers

There really needs to be a lot more written on male prostitution, in the Netherlands or not. I have checked websites, articles, books (including this one) and even a magazine specifically for sex workers. There’s barely anything about men. This lovely book had two whopping pages about it. Very irritating. What makes it even tougher is that there are no men in the red light district windows, so they’re not even there to be interviewed. They aren’t in the Tippelzones either, but I suppose that’s a good thing. Those places are scary. More on those later.

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2 Responses to “Everyday Lives of (some) Sex Workers”


  1. 1 Vicky January 8, 2008 at 00:56

    Are there that many male prostititues in Amsterdam? This may be too specific but do you know what the proportion is of male to female prostitutes?? Guestimations would be awesome…

  2. 2 amherstdam January 8, 2008 at 19:21

    I’ve been trying to figure that out. Apparently, only 5% of Netherlands prostitutes are male, but those are the documented ones. Due to the double stigma (gay+prostitute), it’s extremely hard to get a handle on just how big the number is.


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