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Who Are the Johns?

The better question to ask, is “What kind of men hire prostitutes?”

An international study on why men visit prostitutes revealed some disturbing attitudes about sex trafficking, rape, and the difference between prostitutes and “real women.”

The researchers interviewed 700 men worldwide, including 103 in London. Julie Bindel of The Guardian spoke to 12, and their responses ranged from run-of-the-mill to downright disturbing. Some discussions of prostitution paint it as a last resort for men who have difficulty attracting or connecting with women, but Bindel writes that the johns she spoke to “were presentable, polite, with average-to-good social skills. Many were husbands and boyfriends; just over half were either married or in a relationship with a woman.” Some of the men felt guilty or “disappointed” by their encounters with prostitutes — one called them “unfulfilling, empty, terrible.” Yet they seemed to have little concern for how the prostitutes felt.

When the Kinsey report on male sexual behavior was published in 1948, it revealed among its then-scandalous findings that up to 69 percent of American men had paid for sex at some point in their lives.Since then, the notion of the “john next door” has been perpetuated in pop culture,  even in some recent studies. But new research drawing on a large-scale nationally representative sample of men shows that frequenting prostitutes is not actually all that ordinary in the United States.

 

So, who exact;y are these Johns? DoreenA Finkle, the CEO of this group has said that “Johns” come from all walk of life.  “They can be your neighbor, married, single, Democrat, Republican, Politician-anybody.” Pimps were formerly associated as being male, however we are finding an increase in the number of females as well.” This is why we are having trouble controlling, and capturing the bad guys who are involved in Sex Trafficking. It is also why the new Human Trafficking Law (May 26th 2015) targets the Johns. The CEO of this group has worked extensively with the famous case of Amanda Lynn Wiencowski.

According to the London based study,the average john doesn’t look all that different from the average man who has never paid for sex — clients are more likely to have served in the military, only slightly less likely to be married and white, and only slightly more likely to have a full-time job and be more sexually liberal. [The 10 Most Surprising Sex Statistics]

About 14 percent of American men said they paid for sex at some point in their lives, but just 1 percent said they visited a prostitute in the past year (2010), according to the study, which is, in part, based on data collected as part of the General Social Survey by researchers at the National Opinion Research Center.

While it is noteworthy to recognize that the 1 percent of adult men who paid for sex in 2010 still result in a large number of customers, there is no credible evidence to support the idea that hiring sex workers is a common or conventional aspect of masculine sexual behavior among men in the United States,” study researcher Christine Milrod, of the University of Portland, said in a statement.

 

The more sophisticated “John”  identifies himself as a  “hobbyists” and posts on message boards that review call girls. A survey of men in this online community revealed that a substantial portion of them are married, white, earn over $120,000 per year, have graduate degrees and think about sex more (and feel less guilty about it), compared with other groups of men, including those who have been arrested for hiring prostitutes on the street. Men of this more privileged class that cruise the Internet instead of the sidewalks for sex also have different views about prostitution. Compared with men who have been arrested for soliciting a prostitute, the “hobbyists” are more likely to say that prostitution should be legal, that they would marry a prostitute and that prostitutes enjoy their work, the researchers found.

In a study done by the non profit Prostitution &Research & Education Group, A  101 men who had bought sex were compared with 100 men with similar age, race and education level who had not. The sex-buying men were recruited through ads in newspapers and on Craigslist, and they were more likely than non-sex-buyers to have a prior criminal history, to say they would commit rape if they could get away with it and to have coerced non-prostitute sex partners into sex.

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Why visit a prostitute?

Results from studies like Farley’s are difficult to generalize, given that men willing to volunteer for a research study may not be representative of sex-buyers as a whole (Farley said she’d expect to see similar results in a true national sample). But the stories the men tell can help explain why men visit prostitutes.”Prostitution is for satisfying a man,” one man told Farley and her colleagues. “It makes the world interesting; it creates variety, like a delicatessen — you order this, you [order] that.”In fact, the reasons why men visit prostitutes are rather unsurprising, according to Monto.”If I were to take a group of 30 people and ask them to guess the top 10 reasons men seek out prostitutes, they would be correct,” Monto said.

In other words, the motivations you’ve heard are true: Some men visit prostitutes because they want more sex or a different kind of person than their regular partner. Others are lonely. Still others are socially awkward and have trouble on the typical dating scene.  One 2006 study conducted in Sweden and published in the journal Sexologies reviewed research on why men frequent prostitutes and found that the answers fell in five categories. Some men had what the researcher called a “whore fantasy,” marked by excitement tinged by a little bit of contempt, the “dirtiness” of the prostitute making the encounter more exciting. Others went for new sex, things they couldn’t or wouldn’t ask of their wives or girlfriends. A third motivation painted sex as a consumer product — men could go in, get what they wanted and get out with little fuss. Other men saw sex with prostitutes as a balm against loneliness. Many of these men were older, shy or physically handicapped and saw prostitutes as their only outlet for sex and female companionship.

Finally, the power dynamic of prostitution appealed to some men, who reported that sex workers treated them “like a man,” and would do what they were told.

There are undoubtedly some johns who act violently toward call girls, but the new study found that most sex-buyers were unlikely to buy into so-called rape myths that have been linked to violence against women (such as the notion that most women report a rape to get back at a man).

 

 

 

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