There are about 42 million prostitutes in the world, living all over the world (though most of Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa lacks data, studied countries in that large region rank as top sex tourism destinations).Another explanation is that prostituta is a composition of pro and statuere (to cause to stand, to station, place erect).The column I happened upon, written by a literary type named Mark Lawson, was posted somewhere on ’s chaotic website; the rest of the heading asked with faux-earnestness, “What does this mean for his work?
It is small and fine, telling of grass and trees and the horizon.
The rumor arises, Lawson informs us, “in connection with a new book about Vidal.” The reference is to US-based British journalist Tim Teeman’s , which I’ll get to in due course.
According to Teeman’s book, as Lawson describes it, Vidal’s “half-sister and a nephew have hinted that he may have had a secret passion for underage boys.
Prostitution is one branch of the sex industry, along with pornography, stripping, and erotic dancing.
The legal status of prostitution varies from country to country (sometimes from region to region within a given country), ranging from being permissible but unregulated, to an enforced or unenforced crime, or a regulated profession.