According to a report by CNN, sex workers in Silicon Valley charge between $350 to $500 an hour for their services. Many of the prostitutes cater to the region’s tech workers. CNN quoted one worker who has social media profiles on all major platforms, and another sex worker who accepts payments through the electronic payments service Square.
In 2012, police in San Jose saw a rise of 35 percent in prostitution arrests.
Source: Laurie Segall and Erica Fink, “Silicon Valley’s other entrepreneurs: Sex workers,” CNN Money, April 15, 2013.