Prostitution

Prostitution

Prostitution is the performance of sexual acts solely for the purpose of material gain. Persons prostitute themselves when they grant sexual favors to others in exchange for money, gifts, or other payment. In legal terms, the word prostitute refers only to those who engage overtly in such sexual-economic transactions, usually for a specified sum of money.
Prostitutes may be of either sex, but throughout history the majority have been women.
Prostitution is said to date back as far as we can remember. In ancient Rome Street prostitutes offered services to patrons of the theater, races and gladiator contests. When contests were over, prostitutes would take the patrons to arches beneath the public buildings known as the cellae fornicae. This is where the word fornication came from, meaning sex between unmarried individuals.
Through the years, prostitution remained as a means of employment for poor women. Selling sexual favors was their main hope for survival. In the beginning of the 20th century, prostitution was done in houses which many called ?hoar houses?. The prostitutes lived in these homes and performed their acts their. Small red lights were used to show the houses

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