[–] shewolfoffrance 31 points (+32|-1)

I mean, I worked in retail before, and the customers were awful, but they never strangled me or tried to make me do illegal drugs with them. And my manager didn't groom me online when I was underage, so that was nice.

[–] Jade 14 points (+14|-0)

or tried to make me do illegal drugs with them

A lot of people overlook this as well.

I know for a fact that prostituted women aren't "doing it just to support their drug habit", but I have seen with my own eyes how 19 year olds start developing a booze or coke habit to be able to do it. It's the other way around.

And that is without factoring the women who can "work" sober but are pressured daily into taking illegal drugs with the "customer" because they want a "fun girl" who "parties".

[–] shewolfoffrance 6 points (+6|-0)

As if her "manager" would back her up she refused a client's "offer" of drugs.

[–] Jade 6 points (+6|-0)

I'm going to be very honest here and say that I did see this in the golden age of a now decaying stripclub. Dancers were instructed to report on drug offers and the offered was indeed kicked out. Dancers who didn't report and were caught with drugs were also fired on spot. Don't be mistaken, this was less about "protecting the dancer" than it was about preventing the Council to access the CCTV, see drugs being passed on and used, and revoking the club's license, costing the owner hundreds of thousands £££.

But yes, the norm is to be permissive of even more than just coercion to taking drugs.

[–] Coffeefiend 3 points (+3|-0)

I actually know someone who did end up in prostitution due to her heroin addiction. It was incredibly sad. Thankfully, she’s no longer doing that and has been clean for a year, but it left her with a lot of trauma.