I am reblogging this because most of what is said here validates my thoughts on prostitution: how and why people get started and why they remain there. I have always figured it takes a special level of self loathing to go into commercial sex work, which from this write up, I see is frequently the case (how does a victim of incest for instance ever get over it?). Drug use, post traumatic stress disorder have also been named as culprits. Well done Ruth! A beautiful eye opener methinks!