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Exposure to sex work as children made the trade seem like a normal, achievable means to earn a living. “The reason you don’t give them their own money, they would be like ‘I can just keep this.’” Indeed, many pimps say they use deprivation to create dependency and motivate their employees by either compensating them with material goods or denying them these rewards.
“The community I grew up in was full of prostitutes,” one pimp said. I had a sister who was an erotic dancer and another was a prostitute.” Others said they were attracted to pimping by mentors in their neighborhoods, aspirations of getting out of the drug game, and the desire to move up the economic ladder. Pimps also set up a host of rules, quotas, and performance incentives. Many pimps said that employees using hard drugs are typically unreliable and a danger to themselves. Don’t let them date unless [the guy is] 50 [years old] or something.
Atlanta had the largest underground commercial sex economy in 2007 at 0 million, and Denver had the smallest at .9 million.
To put these numbers in perspective, Atlanta’s underground commercial sex economy in 2007 was nearly 2.5 times bigger than the 2013 payroll of the Atlanta Falcons.
Pimps typically use a variety of psychological methods of manipulation to persuade recruits to conduct sex work, such as flashing money around, seducing them, entering into romantic relationships, convincing them that they may as well make money if they’re already having sex, or having other female employees sell the idea. Seeing glitz and glamour, I always wanted that.” The business models pimps use don’t conform to those we see in the legitimate commercial world.
“They have a saying in the pimp game, ‘if it ain’t white, it ain’t right.
There are no accounting records to trace, no receipts to scrutinize, and no legal records to analyze.
Simply, it is difficult to grasp the size of this economy.
In contrast to these drops, both Seattle and Atlanta’s sex economies grew.
In fact, Seattle saw robust growth, as the market expanded from .3 million to 2 million, growing about 123 percent.