Little seems to piss off feminists more than prostitution, i.e. women overtly trading sex for money. Let's not get into the issue of sex trafficking. From what I can tell, with what I know of that industry, you normally have women making a deliberate choice to whore themselves out. Particularly in the higher-class sector I don't believe for even a second that the women are "forced" or "exploited". Instead, they charge a few hundred bucks, or a couple thou' if they are famous. Also, there are plenty of stories floating around of whores who refused to have sex with some clients. That doesn't really fit the exploitation narrative, it seems.
An interesting remark Lucretius Carus made on this blog some time ago was that you are rewarding a whore twice: you fuck her, and you pay her money. However, think of if from a different perspective: you pay for a service, and that's it. If you have qualms about paying whores, or can't afford them, but you still want to have sex regularly, your best bet it entering a relationship. Yet, the arrangement of maintaining a relationship just for sex must be one of the most debilitating experiences a man can have. If all you want is sex, and you need to spend time, money and attention on a girlfriend you only keep around because you can't pull chicks on the regular or don't want to pay for whores, your deal is unbelievably bad, even if you put a low monetary value on your time. Compared to that, I consider it rather "alpha" to just pay for the kind of service you desire. Yes, Lucretius Carus is right that she gets money and sex. However, you get sex and convenience, because paying for one hour with a whore also frees many hours you would have to invest otherwise, either for picking up chicks, or for relationship maintenance.
On a related note, it seems that it's only feminists and betas who have qualms about whores. Among the better off, paying whores is a completely natural thing, maybe comparable to getting some coffee to go. A regular Joe can afford it, but if he got coffee at Starbucks twice a day it would make a dent in his finances. Likewise, people who draw a decent paycheck can afford whores, but probably not every day.
In my adolescence and up to my mid-20s I just didn't care much about sex at all as I considered women to be a distraction. Of course I knew that there are whores on this planet, and my perception was that this was a shady business. That may well be the case. However, I had two encounters that made me realize that for some people the moral dimension just isn't there. I grew up in a reasonably stable environment, but didn't know any one-percenters. One night, though, I found myself at some student bar and some guy I kind of knew sat down next to me. He was slowly getting drunk, and we had a pretty good conversation. The night went on, and then the lights went on --- and we were asked to leave. Then the guy said that he had wanted to pull chicks, but that was no longer an option since it was too late now. He announced that he'll hail a cab to get to a brothel, "and I'll pay for you, too. No, I'll pay for two." He told me some stories about the whores he seemed to bang regularly, which I found quite hilarious, and remarked that if X was on duty, he'll insist that I fuck her before him. Eventually, a cab rolled up, but I was hesitant. "What are you waiting for, get in. It's on me!" That could have been a great male bonding experience, but instead I wondered why I should bother trying to have sex with a hooker if I didn't bother trying to have sex with the other women I knew. Anyway, I declined, but it struck me that for him paying for sex was just a matter of convenience. That guy had quite a reputation as a player, in fact.
Another instance was when I hung out with some random dudes. As it often is the case, when people get drunk, they talk about a lot of things. So, there was this one guy who seemed very well off, and he started telling stories of his teenage years. The story was that his parents had a big house, were often gone, and they gave him a rather generous allowance, probably more than most people earn. Normally, you'd think that teenagers in that situation would invite friends and have a party. Instead, that guy booked escorts "for company". Of course, when people tell stories, they tend to exaggerate, but I had no reason to doubt the veracity of his stories in principle, i.e. rich kid, not many friends, and no one home. If money is of no concern, then you can of course be nonchalant with regards to paying whores. Oh, wait, high-class whores are of course "escorts".
When I think of all the times when guys told me they are whore mongers, in fact, it is often about convenience. This leads me to the conclusion that the image of whore mongers as "losers" is little more than feminist propaganda. Of course, it serves the women very well if men have hang ups about banging whores. Recall that some people find themselves in relationships because they want to have sex, and then they end up not getting that much sex, but still have to maintain a relationship. Compared to that, whore mongering is clearly an alpha activity. For women, collectively, it's a worse deal if guys bang whores.
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