Tracy Quan: “Don’t people in the sex industry have a right to interpret the law for their benefit, too?”

Via Tracy Quan’s blog: her very choice quotes in this Newsday piece:

‘Other industries find loopholes in the law,” Tracy Quan was saying yesterday. “Don’t people in the sex industry have a right to interpret the law for their benefit, too?”

Well, sure, I guess. Up to a point. But does anyone really believe hundreds of Washington, D.C., power brokers were paying the so-called “DC Madam” $300 an hour just for conversation and a nice massage?

The minute I heard this talk, I knew I’d soon be needing guidance from Tracy Quan. Not so long ago, Tracy was one of New York’s most sought-after call girls. She’s an accomplished writer now, working some of the very same titillating terrain. Her latest best-selling novel, “Diary of a Married Call Girl” is out now and being translated into various foreign languages.

Tracy and I met professionally, I like to say – during the course of business in my profession, not hers. So whenever the sex business bursts into the news, she’s my tour guide of choice.

“I know a lot of people have been asking,” she told me straight off, “‘Can this really be an innocent, chaste thing?’ It can be. But that’s not the real issue here. The story just confirms what we’ve always known about the sex business: It’s 20 percent sex and 80 percent business.”

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