There is a question of how accurate such figures are, though, because of the stigma attached to paying for it - with some estimates putting the real number closer to 20 per cent paying for sex at least once.
The online kickback from sex workers who objected to the political content of the display followed almost immediately.
But there must be something in the water right now as Woman's Hour gave over an entire segment to promoting the 'Swedish Model' of criminalising the men who buy sex on last week and has dedicated lots of airtime this week to prostitution.
The famous Kinsey report estimated that over 60 per cent of US men had paid for sex, but that was the war generation - things would no doubt be different now.
A paper from 2000 put the percentage of men in Australia who had ever purchased sex at 15 per cent, with about one in 50 overall having done so in the last year.
Her secret would send shockwaves through the community and possibly land her in jail if it was ever exposed.
Riley's taken a job at a seemingly traditional day spa, but soon realizes that the parlor offers a little more than just massage therapy.
I was super shocked but was also fine with it because it wasn’t like she was a prostitute. I’m not entirely sure, but she definitely started a few months before I dated her. She knew what she was doing and as I said, was hot. Her thoughts were like, “I want you to remember this the next day.” One time she got mad at me for calling her ‘mistress’ in bed because she wanted to separate the two [personal life and work]. She would pretend to be a prostitute, so she clearly got off on the money exchange stuff.
That being said, if a guy offered her two thousand dollars to have sex, which I’m sure happened, she probably took it. She moved to NYC for college and was partying at a club one night when some guy was like, “you’re really hot you should be a stripper/dominatrix.” And then she just did it. I didn’t quite know what I was doing but figured it out pretty quick. I could never date someone in porn, but my relationship emulated one of a porn star and their non-porn partner. What was the craziest thing she ever did with a client?
I don’t want to say she seemed easy, but let’s just say she was attracted to my smarts and I was attracted to her looks. We went to coffee and then I watched her get her belly button pierced. I took her to a Yankee’s playoff game the next day and we fucked that night. It was either the first or second date, but I know it was definitely at the very beginning.
I asked if she had a job and that was her response. The closest thing to that was when she jacked me off with shampoo, something that is not meant to be a lubricant, so it really hurt the next day, which is pretty psycho crazy. We did some occasional role-play but nothing groundbreaking.
The two-minute clip begins with an instructor - dressed in a smart black suit and white shirt - telling the vice girls that social media, such as Chinese Twitter, is not only the best way to market themselves to 'rich clients' but also to siphon off 'losers'.