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If You’ve Ever Paid For A Prostitute, You’ll Probably Commit A Felony At Some Point

The non-profit group Prostitution Research and Education interviewed 202 Boston men and found that “men who paid for sex were more likely to report having committed felonies and misdemeanors, including crimes related to violence against women and those related to substance abuse, assault and weapons.” Of course, their study focused primarily on men who pay female prostitutes, but this isn’t the first time someone has linked prostitution to dehumanizing behavior, but it does raise an interesting question: how much of this research’s findings stem from sexism and would the same findings also apply to men and women who objectify others of the same sex by paying for a shag.

Maybe Queerty readers who have paid for sex can chime in…