“It’s a myth that prostitution is a victimless crime, and that what “consenting” adults do behind closed doors is their business. As an exited survivor of the sex trade, I can assure you: a vast majority of those sold in the trade are not there because they want to be, and most sex buyers don’t do background checks or care if the person is trafficked or underage.
Sex buyers are the driving force behind all sex trafficking and prostitution. Without the buyers’ currency, these industries—which harm vulnerable people and bring crime into our communities—wouldn’t exist. People will tell you that prostitution and sex trafficking are wildly different, but believe me when I tell you they are much closer than most people understand.”