Men who use Prostitutes

Studies about male clients of female prostitutes have focused on:

  • How the clients compare to the general male population.
  • Whether they are violent.
  • Whether arresting them deters future visits to prostitutes.

Research has shown that men who visit prostitutes:

  • Are substantially deterred from future visits by arrest.
  • Are not highly deviant or crime-involved.
  • Feel entitled to sex with prostitutes if they are not being satisfied by a conventional partner.
  • Do not express opinions that support violence against women.

Men who are violent toward prostitutes:

  • Are likely to have a criminal past.
  • Are likely to have a history of violent offenses, rape and property crime.
Date Created: September 29, 2009