While so many people are upset about the idea of commercial sex or the sex industry or prostitution, other forms of sex-money exchanges largely escape condemnation. I am interested in where people draw the line between commercial and non-commercial sex in specific contexts, such as transactional sex amongst fish-sellers and the famous sign asking Are you a prostitute? in Shanghai.
Prostitution, Gold-digging, or Just a Dinner Date? How Chimps Get Paid for Sex, at Psychology Today
Women in particular look forward to having a meal at a nice restaurant. Typically, though not always, the male of the species will pay the bill, which he may gladly do in the hope of currying favor with the female. Rarely, if ever, do couples on dinner dates appreciate the evolutionary psychology behind this ubiquitous activity. Taking a step back, it is clear that eating is simply a biological function and sharing food together need not intrinsically be romantic, and yet dinner is often associated with romance. Why?
Money Dating, at seeking arrangement.com
Money singles take an ultra pragmatic approach to the online dating game. Most money daters are interested in setting up mutually beneficial relationships, with clearly defined ground rules. In fact, many money daters decide the desired length of their relationship before it begins.
- Sugar Daddy: A wealthy, usually older man who gives expensive gifts to a young person in return for intimacy or companionship.
- Sugar Mommy: A wealthy, usually older woman who gives expensive gifts to a young person in return for intimacy or companionship.
- Sugar Baby: A young person who gives intimacy or companionship to an older man or woman in exchange for expensive gifts.
Top 4 Most Beneficial Sugar Daddy Arrangements, by Andrea Rodgers
Mentorship . . . The value of making connections and learning from first-hand experience can be worth more than gold to women looking for professional advancement… “give a girl a fish and you have fed her for a day, teach her how to fish and you have fed her for a lifetime.”
Arm Candy . . . Many sugar daddies simply enjoy the pleasure of spoiling a woman, especially gorgeous, young and appreciative ones. This sugar daddy takes his. . .
Girls sell sex in Hong Kong to earn shopping money, at CNN.com/asia
‘We skipped the dinner part and went straight to the guest house for sex. Actually, I was a bit scared, but I knew this was the only way I could get money. This customer wasn’t bad, though. We just had sex, he paid, and then he left’. . . a growing social phenomenon among teens in Hong Kong called compensated dating, a practice in which a young woman agrees to go on a date with a man for a fee. More often than not, the date involves sex.
– Laura Agustín, the Naked Anthropologist