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n. a person who receives payment for sexual intercourse or other sexual acts, generally as a regular occupation. Although usually a prostitute refers to a woman offering sexual favors to men, male prostitutes may perform homosexual acts for money or receive payment from women for sexual services. A woman prostitute who is sent on a "date" to the hotel room or residence of a male customer is commonly referred to as a "call girl." (See: pander, panderer, prostitution)

See: betray, corrupt, deteriorate, misemploy, mistreat, pervert, pollute
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France Wednesday passed a law punishing the clients of prostitutes, following in the footsteps of Sweden, Norway and Iceland -- three countries at the forefront of women's rights.
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A woman named Gaby Del Campo tweeted a message to Bieber offering the services of prostitutes earlier this week before sharing a picture of dollars she claimed the singer paid her.
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Summary: Amsterdam: The city of Amsterdam said Tuesday it will raise the legal age of prostitutes .
Thus far, we have not found that this type of behavior was exhibited by any of these individuals before," Sullivan had testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in May, referring to the 12 agents who were accused of drinking and cavorting with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, ahead of President Barack Obama's visit for the Summit of the Americas.
Simply, legal protections were not available to prostitutes or people of colour at that time in the 'Deep South' of America.
Bulgaria ranks anywhere between the third and the fifth place in Europe by the number of prostitutes, according to Stefan Popov, researcher from the Risk Monitor Foundation.
Prostitutes in the German city of Bonn must carry a ticket purchased from a new parking meter-like machine while working the streets or face hefty fines from tax authorities in a scheme launched on Monday night.
The latest story: Male prostitutes can use condoms to prevent transmission of AIDS.
A SENIOR garda has called for a UK-style poster campaign to force Irish men to think twice before hiring prostitutes.
Mavrou was responding to eyewitness reports that men were being approached by prostitutes in Eleftheria Square in broad daylight.