Dating pimps and prostitutes
Other popular sex tourism destinations are Brazil, the Caribbean, and former eastern bloc countries.
The setting common in Russia and other countries of the former USSR takes the form of an open-air girl market.
One prostitute stands by a roadside, and directs cars to a so-called "tochka" (usually located in alleyways or carparks), where lines of women are paraded for customers in front of their car headlights.
The client selects a prostitute, whom he takes away in his car.
In Germany most prostitutes' organizations deliberately use the word Hure (whore) since they feel that prostitute is a bureaucratic term and an unnecessary euphemism for something not in need of euphemisms.
See also: call girl, courtesan, escort, female companion.
In the case of prostitutes using the internet to place ads, or prospective customers advertising for a prostitute, a long list of abbreviations and "code words" are used to describe how much a service may cost, or what specific act is being requested (see List of prostitution-related jargon terms).
Some escorts may work independently of an agency (indies).
Male prostitutes offering services to female customers are comparatively rare and are known as "escorts" or "gigolos." Prostitutes are not the only people who have sex for money.
The term may be used, loosely, to indicate someone who engages in sexual acts that are disapproved; whether acts outside of marriage, or as a means to an affluent life style or the status associated with the customer.
Cultural usage varies widely, and the use of the term as a pejorative means that it is used to indicate many acts that are not formally considered prostitution in a cultural context.
Organisers of prostitution are typically known as pimps (if male), madams (if female), and mama-sans if female and Asian.
More formally, they practice procuring, and are procurers, or procuresses.
This banner appears on articles that are weak and whose contents should be approached with academic caution Prostitution describes the act of sexual intercourse in exchange for money.