Prostitution has been called “the world’s oldest profession”.
Why? Power? Money? or maybe importunity?
Many people believe that men have the power in this world simply because they are bigger than woman and physically stronger than women. While it is generally true that men are physically stronger than women, there is an even more powerful truth behind that truth which was dramatized by “The Trojan Women”. Have you ever heard the old saying, “Behind every powerful man, there is a woman”? Remember Mickey Mouse had Minnie.
Ever since the beginning of recorded human history, men have found two simple solutions to their problem of intolerable sexual frustration. I don’t include happily married men who are able to maintain their marriages without ever cheating, but I am including the married men who do cheat. A solution for men is prostitution and it is extremely common for men to use prostitutes so that they can live out fantasies which they cannot or will not enjoy with their wives. Nowadays women are able to earn money by using their non-sexual talents and abilities, but many women still choose to do it by renting their bodies and that’s self-evident because of the great number of very intelligent prostitutes.
Pornography really began to flourish after the development of the Kodak camera. Prior to the invention of photographs, drawings were created by horny men who were not very good artists. Many women believe that pornography is all about degradation of women by men who are exploiting them. Betty Page, the very first photographed “pin-up girl”, would have disputed that theory from her own personal experience. Betty discovered that she was extremely turned on by being photographed in sexy poses. Men quickly discovered an almost universal desire to look at photographs of nude women. Almost immediately after Betty’s photos were published, many other women discovered the same desire in themselves and began to fantasize about being able to do the same thing that Betty did.
Hugh Hefner was in the right place at the right time with the right concept, and he accumulated an enormous fortune by publishing the first mass magazine that featured beautiful nude women. Do you remember who the first centerfold was? It was Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn was already becoming a movie star and she certainly didn’t need to put herself out to the public that way. Within a very short amount of time, other pornographic magazines sprung into existence because so many men were jealous of Hefner and were attempting to do the same thing. There was never a shortage of willing female models and it’s ridiculous to believe that all of them allowed themselves to be degraded. Right?
One serious problem for prostitutes has traditionally been how to get paying clients without the risk of physical danger. The newest solution to that problem is the internet. The number of women who have posted pornographic photos to the internet is beyond calculation and there are a prodigious number of prostitutes who have discovered its safe marketing power.Talk about sexual power!