It started due to financial difficulties, illness and unemployment.
She told The Nine that she glasfow not have a "rosy view" of prostitution and sees it as a "means of survival". She is concerned about any move to criminalise the purchase of sex. It's that or you don't have money for your bills or to put food on the table. She is in favour of criminalising the prkstitution of sex and protecting those involved in prostitution - many of whom suffer poor mental health or addiction issues. She told The Nine: "We have to question and hold to the men who freely choose to buy women in the sex industry.
Instead, she favours full decriminalisation, with wraparound support for women. A lot of Chinese too.
That was the late Seventies when there were just two saunas in Glasgow, both sticking to the rules. Then a new place opened skokie escorts started playing dirty. During the brief golden age of the Glasgow sex boom there were odd massage parlours around the city. Big money. Bosses driving fancy convertibles. Aids and the recession, Louie says.
Promiscuity is past, sex is out of fashion. And there are too many girls on street corners doing it for fifteen quid. Listen lrostitution Louie and Strathclyde should be subsidising him as a branch of the social services. They get the lonely, the disfigured, amputees, all manner of deserving cases.
They save a lot of marriages. At least in the massage parlour they practice safe sex.
Or she went off him. Massage parlour bosses are a colourful crew.
One hangs his washing in the sauna cabin, another used to set his girls up for the day with a bible reading. And Louie? If customers get over boisterous, as has happened a couple of times, the boys in blue arrive promptly, eject the troublemakers, and say their goodnights. Not that he prostitutionn anyone getting the wrong idea. The husbands know, though not all of them admit it.
Some find the very notion of prostitution offensive. But which particular brand of reality does he have in mind?
Party time again, and the usual cross-section of pseudonymous Scottish manhood. Wants to give me his lucky necklace. The electrician arrives in his shop window wig and fetishistic clobber to provide the cabaret and persuades Serena to surrender head and hands to a medieval stocks hijacked from some community centre production of Robin Hood.
One by one the men in towels drift away. Eventually the dominatrix jn of the pantomime ows and ouches of his victim. The windows have been painted out and covered with acres of beige gauzy drapes.
Sometimes they sit around for hours before a punter darkens the door. You should see some of the others, Donna assures me. There are saunas and showers and lounges and a billiard room with a girl huddled over the electric radiator glawgow to put a flush on her hypothermic pallor.
The cabins are surprisingly homey, with dressing tables and armchairs and heart-shaped satin cushions ranged around the black leatherette massage couch. Windows are swathed in the inevitable Havisham net. The comedy works well with her cosmetics-counter glamour.
At present, soliciting in prostitutipn, "kerb crawling" and brothel-keeping are illegal. The government is to decide whether to adopt the "Nordic model". Introduced two decades ago in Sweden, the policy decriminalises the sale of sex but targets the buyers of sexual services. Proponents argue that it would make Scotland less attractive to traffickers, while targeting the demand for sex work.
However, glasgo sex-workers' groups claim the policy increases the risk of violence and le to a reliance on more dangerous customers. They argue that full decriminalisation, better financial support and workers' rights would better serve those involved in prostitution. BBC Scotland's The Nine spoke to those involved in sex work, as well as those helping women to exit the industry.