Prostitution

A young man offers money to a woman (a Greek vase)
World map showing the legal status of prostitution by country:      Prostitution legal and regulated      Prostitution (the exchange of sex for money) is legal, but organised activities such as brothels are illegal; prostitution is not regulated      Prostitution illegal      No data
Advertising a novel
A photograph of a child prostitute, 1871. On the back was "Mary Simpson, a common prostitute age 10 or 11 year... She is four month with child".

A prostitute is a person, most of the time a woman, who has sex with people for money. Prostitution is sometimes called the "world's oldest profession". There are written records of it in almost every culture and society. In many countries it is a crime. In some places it is the customers who get arrested.

Terminology

Prostitution is sometimes called the oldest profession or oldest occupation.[1] A female prostitute is sometimes called a hooker, whore or ho. A male prostitute is sometimes called a gigolo.[2] They can both be called a street walker, sex worker or escort. Customers or clients are sometimes called sugar mamas, stellas or janes if female.[3] They are called johns if male.[4]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Prostitusie
Alemannisch: Prostitution
Ænglisc: Hōrdōm
العربية: دعارة
asturianu: Prostitución
azərbaycanca: Fahişəlik
تۆرکجه: فاحیشه‌لیک
Bân-lâm-gú: Sèng-kau-e̍k
беларуская: Прастытуцыя
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Прастытуцыя
Bikol Central: Prostitusyon
български: Проституция
Boarisch: Schnoin
བོད་ཡིག: སྨད་འཚོང་མ།
brezhoneg: Gasterezh
Чӑвашла: Проституци
čeština: Prostituce
chiShona: Chipfambi
Cymraeg: Puteindra
Deutsch: Prostitution
Ελληνικά: Πορνεία
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Putàna
English: Prostitution
español: Prostitución
Esperanto: Prostituo
euskara: Prostituzio
فارسی: تن‌فروشی
français: Prostitution
Gaeilge: Striapachas
Gàidhlig: Siùrsachd
한국어: 성매매
hrvatski: Prostitucija
Bahasa Indonesia: Pelacuran
Interlingue: Prostitution
Iñupiak: Allatuqti
íslenska: Vændi
italiano: Prostituzione
עברית: זנות
Basa Jawa: Prostitusi
қазақша: Жезөкшелік
Kiswahili: Ukahaba
kurdî: Laşfiroşî
latviešu: Prostitūcija
lietuvių: Prostitucija
lumbaart: Prustitüsiun
مصرى: دعاره
مازِرونی: مول زنان
Bahasa Melayu: Pelacuran
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ပြည့်တန်ဆာ
Nederlands: Prostitutie
日本語: 売春
norsk nynorsk: Prostitusjon
occitan: Prostitucion
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Fohishalik
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਵੇਸਵਾਗਮਨੀ
polski: Prostytucja
português: Prostituição
română: Prostituție
Runa Simi: Q'itayay
русский: Проституция
sicilianu: Prostituzzioni
සිංහල: ගණිකාව
slovenčina: Prostitúcia
Soomaaliga: Dhillo
کوردی: لەشفرۆشی
српски / srpski: Проституција
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Prostitucija
svenska: Prostitution
Tagalog: Patutot
татарча/tatarça: Фахишәлек
తెలుగు: వ్యభిచారం
Türkçe: Fuhuş
українська: Проституція
Vahcuengh: Gaindang
vèneto: Prostitusion
Tiếng Việt: Mại dâm
Winaray: Prostitusyon
ייִדיש: זנות
粵語: 賣淫
中文: 性交易