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Male Prostitution : Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies - Donald J. West

Male Prostitution

Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies

Paperback Published: 4th February 1993
ISBN: 9781560230229
Number Of Pages: 378

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Here is the most comprehensive empirical study ever published about male prostitutes and their clients. Written by one of the most distinguished international scholars in psychiatry and criminal justice, this book provides a carefully designed presentation of in-depth interviews with several hundred London “rent boys.” The interviews included a large sample of one-to-one conversations in a private room tape-recorded with the consent of the interviewees. Dr. West and his colleague, Mr. de Villiers, bring you squarely into the everyday lives of male prostitutes and cover little known details of their lives, such as:

  • the drift into homelessness
  • sexual orientation
  • entry into prostitution
  • sexual orientation
  • threats of blackmail, violence, and murder by male prostitutes or their clients
  • attitudes and intentions of the male prostitutes
  • post-prostitution careers, legal and criminology issues
  • personal fears, desires, and interests of male prostitutesEncyclopedic in scope and depth, Male Prostitution never strays from combining high-level research presented in a readily understandable and often entertaining style and incisive insights and issues critical for both the informed layperson and researchers in human sexuality. Dr. West and his colleague provide is a source of unbiased, detailed information on the male sex industry and their clients which is unavailable in any other book published to date.

Street Workers
Early Backgrounds
Sexual Orientation
Sex Abuse in Childhood
The Drift Into Homelessness
Entry Into Prostitution
Transacting the Business
Transactions that Turn Sour
More Problems
Attitudes and Intentions
A Supplementary Sample of Street Workers
Later Careers of Street Workers
Advertised Services
The Scope of the Male Sex Industry
Agency Operations
Self-Employed Masseurs
Characteristics of Sex Advertisers
Social Issues in Commercial Sex
The Clients
Child Prostitution
Legal Control
Foreign Experience
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ISBN: 9781560230229
ISBN-10: 1560230223
Series: Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 4th February 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.23 x 16.56  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1