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#21 Mike K.

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 08:46 AM

Roughly 10% of the adult population is a sex worker? Does that make sense?

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#22 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 08:51 AM

as high as 1%.  i think your math is off.


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#23 Mike K.

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 08:54 AM

Oops, indeed it is. My still waking up brain saw 35,000.

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#24 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 08:57 AM

although 3500 seems high - 1 in 100 does not really.  but since female straight sex workers outnumber males by a high margin it could be as high as 1 in 45 or 50 females.  and that seems high again. a lot of part-timers and casuals i guess.  


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#25 Mike K.

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 09:02 AM

Yes, when you put it that way that’s quite a lot. So in every larger UVic classroom 1 female is a sex worker.

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#26 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 09:08 AM

Yes, when you put it that way that’s quite a lot. So in every larger UVic classroom 1 female is a sex worker.

 

and 4 others can be found listed at sugardaddies.com or other websites.

 

 

UVic had the sixth-highest number of sign-ups to the website SeekingArrangement.com of any campus in Canada last year, with 117 new users in 2012. The University of B.C. was 12th, with 60 sign-ups and Simon Fraser University 15th, with 52.

 

“The population of college sugar babies in British Columbia has steadily increased every year, with University of Victoria leading all major universities,” SeekingArrangement.com CEO Brandon Wade said in a news release. “It’s difficult to take out student loans when you aren’t sure when, or if, you will be able to pay them back. By seeking a mutually beneficial relationship while attending college, students will be more likely to find success later in life.”

 


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 09:55 AM

and 4 others can be found listed at sugardaddies.com or other websites.

 

Bookmarked!  :D


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 11:42 AM

Roughly 10% of the adult population is a sex worker? Does that make sense?


Nobody’s been able to pay my price.
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#29 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 02:42 PM

Sex doll rental company takes up residence in Langley

The dolls undergo a ‘rigorous multi-stage cleaning process’ once returned

 

https://www.vicnews....nce-in-langley/

 

 

“We rent to some men who are painfully shy. They are very introverted. It’s difficult for them to meet women,” he said.

 

 

“You can book it online, pay online,” he said. “Everything is done very discreet. There’s an actual box that you can fill out for any specific instructions you want with the delivery.”

 

The life-size dolls can be booked for two hours at a rate of $189, or overnight for $289.

 

Others include, Anastasia, a blonde from Russian; Lara, a retired veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan; and a fantasy doll, Bella with pointy elf-like ears. For those interested in a male doll, there’s Cameron. 

 

 

no back story for cameron?


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#30 Mike K.

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 02:49 PM

A blonde from Russian ...what?
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#31 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 02:52 PM

There’s an actual box that you can fill out

 

 

You don't say.


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#32 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 05:29 AM

so who do you believe?

 

 

 

 

 

Outreach workers say they are infuriated that Victoria police used “ambush tactics” on sex workers in an undercover effort to find evidence of human trafficking.

 

Last month, officers with the department’s special victims unit posed as a client and, through communication on escort-advertising websites, got the sex worker to meet at a hotel room.

 

When the sex worker arrived at the hotel room, a plainclothes officer and a social worker questioned the woman about whether she was being trafficked or sexually exploited. Officers spoke with eight women, the youngest of whom was 18.

 

Rachel Phillips, executive director of PEERS Victoria Resources Society, said sting operations which draw women to hotel rooms under false pretenses further stigmatize and marginalize sex work, which is often falsely equated with human trafficking.

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“Sex work is treated as a vulnerability in and of itself, as something that’s wrong in these people’s lives,” she said. “Sex work is a response to being in vulnerable situations.”

 

Police did not say if the operation turned up evidence any of the women were being sexually exploited, but said the public should “be aware that human trafficking is present in Victoria.”

 

Some of the women were visiting from Montreal and Toronto, police said. “This is not uncommon, as many victims of sexual exploitation travel on a circuit of major cities throughout Canada.”

 

Phillips believes the police overstated the presence of human trafficking in Victoria.

 

In her six years with PEERS and working with hundreds of people in the sex industry, Phillips said, she has talked to five women who described being trafficked. “It’s not as commonplace as people think it is,” she said.

 

https://www.timescol...ters-1.24164308

 

 

Undercover operation exposes prominent human trafficking problem in Greater Victoria

VicPD’s Operation No More took place in mid-June at a local hotel

https://www.vicnews....eater-victoria/


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#33 Mike K.

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 06:07 AM

Here’s the press release:

‘Project No More’ Reaches Out To Victims Of Human Trafficking

Victoria, BC – Detectives with VicPD’s Special Victims Unit worked to combat human trafficking in Victoria with “Project No More” in mid-June.
The goal of “Project No More” was to combat human trafficking by connecting with those who may be at-risk of being trafficked for sexual exploitation. The officers focused on meeting with potential victims to offer resources and assistance. The project also focused on gathering information related to human trafficking in Victoria.
“Project No More” took a victim-centered approach, with a primary focus on support for potential victims of exploitation and awareness about available resources. The project involved officers working in plainclothes out of a local hotel. The officers contacted sex-trade workers through a website advertising escort services, posing as a “John”, and set up meetings at the hotel. The officers were accompanied by a social worker for their meetings.
In total, the officers met with eight sex-trade workers. Some of the women were visiting Victoria from as far east as Montreal and Toronto. This is not uncommon, as many victims of sexual exploitation travel on a circuit of major cities throughout Canada. The youngest woman the officers spoke with was eighteen-years-old.
Upon arrival, the women were all immediately advised that they were free to leave and were under no obligation to speak with police. The majority of these women remained in the hotel room and spoke with the officers. The officers established contact with these women, provided information about support resources, and provided bags containing toiletries, clothes, and gift cards to obtain basic items.

Detectives with VicPD’s Special Victims Unit are asking the public to be aware that human trafficking is present in Victoria. If you suspect that someone is the victim of human trafficking, or have information about an incident, please call VicPD’s non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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#34 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 06:11 AM

24 girls contacted only 8 showed up.  sounds like home renovation contractors.


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#35 exc911ence

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:15 AM

I would surmise that most local "escort" sex workers are just UVIC students trying to pay their outrageous tuitions. Convince me I'm wrong.



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:20 AM

24 girls contacted only 8 showed up.  sounds like home renovation contractors.

 

Sounds to me like the women were treated very respectfully, given the option of answering questions and paid for their time. I would surmise that the experience was more favourable than 99.99% of their other "dates".

 

I can see why PEERS would object, any negative publicity related to sex trafficking would cut into their funding and impact their salaries. I would hope that in cases like this they could look beyond their own self-interest and consider that of the people they are supposed to be supporting. 


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#37 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:31 AM

PEERS has no interested in decreasing sex work or even sex trafficking.  their mandate is simply to support those in the trade.

 

https://www.safersexwork.ca/about/



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:38 AM

PEERS has annual revenue of about $750K. About $60K comes from donations while the bulk of the rest comes from Governments and other charities. $350K of the total goes to compensation.

 

https://apps.cra-arc...hdl6_dsplyovrvw



#39 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:41 AM

it's just one in the long line of non-profits here.  supported by government.


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#40 Rob Randall

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:41 AM

PEERS was created as a non-judgemental support organization focused on the well-being of sex workers. There are plenty of other groups that provide moral lecturing.


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