That's not me." Another suggests a different title altogether for those who might formerly have been described as, right, "pimps": Of course, we have to account for some self-reporting bias from these... I know a girl who was locked in someone's house for a whole year, couldn't leave, just had johns coming in and going. Other interview subjects echoed this view: "If you want to get away, you always can."Several pimps told their interviewers that they sort of fell ass-backward into pimping when aspiring sex workers approached them, usually looking for protection: One day I was leaving football practice, and my school was right there on the blade.This girl I go to school with approaches me and says, "You know.
But there are also plenty of confessions of psychological manipulation. Respondent: I believe any female is doable to change, by that I mean going to make money.
One pimp identifies it as a skill he long had: It started in high school, middle school really. Just being the dude that can talk a female into having sex with me and a couple of buddies. I have seen girls that come from college, that come from money, who have been changed by this process. Respondent: It can take anywhere from a day to a few months.
More than 140 sex traffickers/pimps, child pornographers, and sex workers were interviewed here, and they are quoted at length.
Which is amazing, because sex worker activists have been pointing out—perhaps "shouting" is a more accurate term—for decades that the debate about sex work is usually conducted by people who have no direct experience of sex work, either as pimps, johns, or sex workers themselves.
Always having the gift of the gab, always being able to talk to convince a female to see my point of view. Interviewer: Do you think that it's a difference between a day and month if they come from a better family?
Some explain they target bus stations for runaways; others outline techniques for "easing women" into the business.
I'm from your neck of the woods, I see how you handle these dudes.
I've been doing this since before junior high and I think you got something in you." She was 13 or 14 [years old].
Only about fifteen percent of the pimps and sex traffickers interviewed here would cop to using violence to control their workers.