Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Good news

I lately wondered, I mostly put negative news on my blog about prostitution in the Netherlands. As if I try to paint the situation here as bleakly as possible. Well, hearing about the good news in the Singel area in Amsterdam (sorry however for the Romanian and Bulgarian prostitutes) I thought to myself: maybe I should just give it a try. So, I headed to this area, tried to pick an older woman (older than 30) and rapidly made my decision.

Unfortunately, she was 24 instead of 30, and Dutch. As a matter of fact, she has many of the characteristics of a victim of a so-called loverboy (or pimpboy as they are called nowadays): she is Dutch, young, and works behind a window. I politely asked her if she wasn't forced to do this. She indicated that she was shocked by the question (but in a positive way: she smiled about it); I was the first person to ask! No, she wasn't, she hated pimps, she works wholly independently. Later after we were done she said she didn't have debts and that she made her hobby her profession. And why would she work behind a counter for a couple a hundred euros a month if she could make 700 euros a day in prostitution?

I believe her, but, if she would have been forced, would she have told me that? Later one of my punter-friends who also knows this girl told me that she doesn't work very often (2 afternoons in the week). She studies and she does this work on the side. She also has a child and a boyfriend. If there is one prostitute he knows who does it voluntarily it is her.

That was very impulsive of me, I felt really bad about myself afterwards, but perhaps I was lucky this time. I think I will visit specific prostitutes in the future of whom I know for sure beforehand that they are really not forced.

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