Those you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience — the local community.
It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Desperate housewives struggling to make ends meet in the coronavirus lockdown are selling sex online to survive.
Although he admitted to feeling guilty about preying on people who might be struggling, he also said it was unlikely anybody could earn such a sum legally at this time. Among the adverts listed, only a few were for genuine legal items for sale. Under UK law, people are legally allowed to pay for sex if the seller is over 18 and has not been forced into prostitution — but there are still restrictions on how this can be done with bans on kerb crawling, keeping a brothel and advertising sex in public places.
There are also policies on Craigslist and users can be reported if they are caught breaking the rules. The downside is that it can be flagged, but you can always squeeze a through few.
A Witney man who admitted to trying to procure women for explicit exchanges online, said he had noticed a sharp increase in the amount of adverts offering sex for sale. A lot of people are saying it's because they are struggling financially in the current climate. Another man, who wanted to simply go by the name of Justin, attributed the increase in selling sex online to boredom during lockdown.
Craigslist seems to attract and more responses of a genuine nature. Oxford East and Abingdon MP Layla Moran said it was disappointing that people had turned to sex work during the crisis. The safety and security of people on low incomes needs to come first.
Thames Valley Police said it was working with sex workers and offering them 'safety packs' with leaflets about groups where they can still get help. We want our comments to be a lively and valuable part of our community - a place where readers can debate and engage with the most important local issues.
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