Two weeks ago the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) announced that
the UK economy had grown by 0.9% in the second quarter of 2014. This growth
was partly due to the decision to include prostitution in gross domestic
product (GDP) for the first time ever.
The ONS estimate that Britain’s 60,879 prostitutes contribute £5.314bn
(0.4% GDP) to the UK economy. But, this figure completely ignores male
prostitution. In a previous post we used data from AdultWork, a popular
sex worker webs