New Study Reveals More Men Looking for Long Term Relationships with Prostitutes

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October 5, 2015

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When T-Pain came out with the song, “I'm In Love With A Stripper,” no-one took it serious. Most people assume strippers, escorts, and prostitutes all share the temporary physical attraction for quick satisfaction for their male counterparts. But, when Shanell recently claimed in her new song ft. rapper Too Short, that “These Hoes Is Winning,” she wasn't lying.

Huffington Post: A recent study reviewing the emotions and motivations of sex workers and the clients who hire them has found that about one-third of men who pay for sex also want to have a personal relationship with their escorts.

Authored by George Washington University sociology professor Ronald Weitzer and Los Angeles sexologist Christine Milrod, the study, “The Intimacy Prism: Emotion Management among the Clients of Escorts,” reviewed 2,442 postings from an online forum where escorts and their clients can share and discuss encounters.

The website used in the research, TheEroticReview, receives between 250,000 and 300,000 unique visitors daily and contains more than 800,000 reviews and the contact information of 75,000 to 100,000 providers, according to a George Washington University press release.

“In recent years, we have come to see a gradual normalization of independent escort prostitution, where sexual encounters have come to resemble quasi-dating relationships,” Milrod said in a press release. “Our study shows that regular clients of a particular sex provider often come to experience feelings of deep affection, which can progress into an authentic love story.”

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