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He notes that the later survey includes more questions about the nature of buying sex and client experiences with sex workers."The reason we went more deeply into this was because the results of my 2009 study really indicated that relationships were much more complex and multi-faceted than we had been led to believe," he says.But because his extensive history of violence was previously against sex workers, some suggested that was why he was never brought to justice before he could murder Jill.In Melbourne, licensed brothels are legal but working elsewhere is not: a situation that sex workers have complained leaves them with fewer rights, and more likely to be taken advantage of by license holders and the police.UK researcher Teela Sanders, meanwhile, wrote a book discussing the phenomenon of paying for sex.In it, she notes: "We have moved away from the sexist idea that bad women force innocent men to buy their sexual services, but the opposite view that clients are evil, violent, woman-hating brutes who victimise defenceless women is also overstated." Sanders's book describes "push factors" - things like boredom, loneliness, or unsatisfying sex life - as well as "pull factors" like availability and opportunity that influence men's decisions to purchase sex.The men who buy sex tend to call themselves 'hobbyists' or 'punters', the anti-sex work types call them 'Johns', and sex workers call them 'customers' or 'clients'. The majority of clients are men - both of male and female sex workers.The famous Kinsey report estimated that over 60 per cent of US men had paid for sex, but that was the war generation - things would no doubt be different now.
It seems that it is statistically less uncommon than most people imagine.
A paper from 2000 put the percentage of men in Australia who had ever purchased sex at 15 per cent, with about one in 50 overall having done so in the last year.
There is a question of how accurate such figures are, though, because of the stigma attached to paying for it - with some estimates putting the real number closer to 20 per cent paying for sex at least once.
With both in play, it certainly indicates that a straight "End Demand" approach, which only addresses pull factors but not push factors, could expect to only have a limited impact, and believing that forcing sex underground will make people not pay for it is incredibly naive.
Interestingly, the research also suggests that one of the "pull factors" for men who buy sex is because it is illicit and they are attracted to the idea of getting away with it.
Of course, for something like the Merseyside Model to really work, we would need to re-educate law enforcement across the country and make systems where everyone could report attacks in confidence.