The customers, mainly men, effectively use the prostitute as a m********ion aid. There is no difference in the physiological effect than if they sat at home and got themselves off. You might argue there is a difference in the psychology of the encounter, but to that I would argue then those customers need to get out and find themselves actual girlfriends and/or boyfriends with whom they can have a psychologically-sound sexual relationship.
The vast majority of the customers of a prostitute do not require sex, they require counselling.
I know there will be arguments along the lines of "Yeah, but this is the real world we live in." Well, in the real world people who have emotional, social or psychological difficulties do get counselling. In the real world the customers of the prostitute also have choices, hopefully made in the direction that benefits themselves, rather than prolongs the issues causing them to seek the emptiness of paying money for sex.
Edited by Leonardo, 30 May 2012 - 06:14 PM.