Katarina MacLeod, who has been out of the sex trade business for the last two years but spent 17 years working in a bawdy house, disagrees with the premise.
“Indoors isn’t safer,” MacLeod said. “It is complete hell inside and the customer is always right. They can beat you and take tour money.
“I suffered for 17 years at the hands of men,” said MacLeod.
“The location didn’t make us safer, the men who we were with made us unsafe,” she said. “Even if there is a panic button in the room, how do you get to it?”
MacLeod said she worked with girls as young as 12-years-old.
Pimps “have a look they like and an age they like,” MacLeod said. “They had cameras and could see the police coming in and we would run them out the back door.”
Prostitution is the abuse of women plain and simple, said Natasha Falle, founder of Sex Trade 101.
“My pimp kept me behind closed doors,” she said. “He wanted me behind closed doors so he could keep an eye on me.
“Purchasing sex doesn’t make you a real man,” Falle said. “Only 1% of prostitutes say they enjoy sex with johns and 97% say they want to get out.