Another Column from Violet Blue at SFGate

San Francisco escorts: No ordinary johns
Violet Blue gets a surprising earful on San Francisco’s challenging escort market

It’s not just that we’re home to locals who claim to have coined the term “sex work” nor that being the home of “San Francisco Values” makes us more permissive — or more gay — than anywhere else in the United States. Escorts have told me that sex work market here is … different.

It was when I was interviewing Karly Kirchner about the death of D.C. Madam Deborah Palfrey that I decided I wanted to know: Is our whorish market — bullish? Kirchner told me:

“The market for sex work in the San Francisco Bay Area is unique in some ways. In my experience, business is much slower here. In San Francisco there is an even stronger draw for secondary sex work in order to make ends meet. So you see market saturation. I would estimate that there are at least 1,000 people a day offering some form of internet-based sex work in the Bay Area. Also, in San Francisco and surrounding areas, the ratio of straight men to other people is different than in most other major cities such as Chicago, New York, Boston or Philadelphia. So the ratio of providers to consumers causes a lull in the market.

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2 Responses

  1. How many of you think business is slower compared to a year ago? I think so. Oil has already crossed $130/barrel and food prices have been going up, lot of job losses in mortgage/financial industry, credit is drying up, credit card debt at all time highs….the economy is in recession and headed to a depression.

    Let’s see if this image works:

    The dollar is crashing so that means the poor and middle class even the upper class is getting broke. I think we are going to experience something similar what happens in eastern Europe. More girls will turn to prostitution because the economy doesn’t support good paying jobs.

    I was talking to a teen kid who told me some other guy was trying to pimp this girl on him. After reading an article like this: Four Teenagers Accused Of Forcing Other Teenagers Into Prostitution…i think we’ll be seeing more saturation in the market.

  2. How….timely. lol

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