Male Prostitution in France

in Transnational Crime

Out of the roughly 20,000 prostitutes working in France, up to 15 percent are men. Most cater to gay men and only a small number of the prostitutes accept women as clients.

A male prostitute who caters to both men and women stated that he charges up to $405 (€300) per hour, while another prostitute stated that he charges between $200 to $243 (€150 €180 ) per hour. Both of these rates are in line with what woman prostitutes charge per hour.

When asked what type of woman make up their clientele, the prostitutes stated that they are aged between 35 and 70 years old and reflects all walks of life. Like their female counterparts, these men take security precautions such as notifying another person where they will be headed and the client they are with.

Source:  Gaelle Dupont, “The Male Prostitutes Of France Have Their Say,” Le Monde, translated at Worldcrunch, February 3, 2014.

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