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.
â€œIndoors isnâ€™t safer,â€ MacLeod said. â€œIt is complete hell inside and the customer is always right. They can beat you and take tour money.
â€œI suffered for 17 years at the hands of men,â€ said MacLeod.
â€œThe location didnâ€™t make us safer, the men who we were with made us unsafe,â€ she said. â€œEven if there is a panic button in the room, how do you get to it?â€
MacLeod said she worked with girls as young as 12-years-old.
Pimps â€œhave a look they like and an age they like,â€ MacLeod said. â€œThey had cameras and could see the police coming in and we would run them out the back door.â€
Prostitution is the abuse of women plain and simple, said Natasha Falle, founder of Sex Trade 101.
â€œMy pimp kept me behind closed doors,â€ she said. â€œHe wanted me behind closed doors so he could keep an eye on me.
â€œPurchasing sex doesnâ€™t make you a real man,â€ Falle said. â€œOnly 1% of prostitutes say they enjoy sex with johns and 97% say they want to get out.