What is more important for prostitute price? Physical appearance or risky sex behavior?
AbstractUsing a unique random survey of prostitutes in Taipei city of Taiwan, this study investigates the association between obesity, condom use and prostitutes’ price. Results show that overweight prostitutes charge less for their services. However, prostitutes charge more for performing risky sex regardless of the weight status. By further looking at weight and height, we found that the price of prostitutes is only associated with weight.
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Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
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Obesity; Risky sex; Prostitute price; Taiwan;
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