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"The skills that all prostituted women must develop are those which allow them to survive, such as disassociation, being alert to danger and limiting the activities that the customers request to those (she is) prepared to accept without too much damage to her health and sense of self."

SHEILA, JEFFREYS - The Idea of Prostitution

"Prostituted women are being paid to receive exactly the treatment as sexual objects that other women workers are seeking to abolish."

SHEILA, JEFFREYS - The Idea of Prostitution

"Prostitution does not fit here. It is not a sexual practice for the women involved, and it was not 'discovered' and categorised as perversion by sexologists in the same way (as transvestites, transsexuals, pedophiles, sadomasochists and fetishists). Prostitution, unlike the other practices, is performed for money and has nothing to do with the 'sexual tastes' of the practitioners."

SHEILA, JEFFREYS - The Idea of Prostitution