sex for tuition fees

(16 Posts)
Frans1980 Mon 17-Dec-12 20:12:23

My guess would be it is just some guy running a scam to try and get students to sleep with him. I didn't think for one second this was a legitimate agency. Also he advertises for "17-24" year olds yet sex workers must be at least 18 years old legally.

btw the "Q&A" at the bottom of the page claims it is illegal to advertise sexual services on the internet in the UK. It isn't.

TheSmallClanger Fri 14-Dec-12 14:09:57

That website thing is/was blatantly a scam run by a sexual predator.

I used to work in a university, and in my experience, hard-up female students turned to shop work, McDonalds or promotional flyering. I would wager that the number using prostitution to support themselves is vanishingly small. This idea of sex work as student finance is a bit of a fantasy, popular with those who like to think that all sex workers are exercising their full, free choice, and that their punters are indirectly doing good.

grimbletart Thu 13-Dec-12 21:00:24

So busking and working at McDs is humiliating but prostitution isn't....

Also leaves me wondering if female students are so hard up they have to shag male students for money yet those male students seem well enough off to have £20 to buy a shag.

The maths isn't adding up here.

Sunnywithachanceofjinglebells Thu 13-Dec-12 20:34:37

Police are investigating the man who set up the website.

When I went to university loads of girls slept with guys (usually other students) for £20 so they could eat. I considered it as an easy alternative to busking which I had to do for 2hours to get £20 and was pretty humiliating, until I got a job in McDs for £3 per hour which was also fairly humiliating.

And these were the days of grants...... God knows how students make ends meet now.

monsterchild Sat 01-Dec-12 15:31:31

I should think she can claim rape, since it doesn't sound like she consented.

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Sat 01-Dec-12 15:19:14

What a bastard. I wonder if she has any redress in the law?

kim147 Sat 01-Dec-12 13:11:49

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/man-behind-sex-for-tuition-fees-website-is-named--students-were-offered-up-to-15000-a-year-to-cover-cost-of-university-8372687.html

Taken from the Independent. A student was asked to dress as a schoolgirl before being coerced to having sex and was then told she had not made the grade.

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Fri 30-Nov-12 19:18:47

On C4 now - a woman has gone undercover to investigate. They think the sponsors don't exist and this man is tricking women into sex.

Interviewing a student now. She was coerced into sex with the man and told she 'hadn't made the grade'. But she could reapply later...

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Thu 29-Nov-12 22:57:04

I wonder whether, given that a 'potential sponsor' was turned away, that creepy bastard is getting free shags from young students by deception. Or, to give it's proper name, rape.

I'm at university at the moment. I'm 41 and too old and ugly to fall for this shit, but I would be so fucking angry if they conned any of my lovely classmates in this way.

HalloweenNameChange Thu 29-Nov-12 19:19:27

Sex as a recreational activity is totally different rota. Recreational means fun, not feeling obliged to a creepy businessman who is able to fuck you and use you as a tax break. I wonder how many women will feel pressured in to doing what they don't feel comfortable with because they have been coerced in someway either physically by a man who thinks you owe him or mentally by a man who has pressured you because he is sponsoring you.

hopefully you wanted to be with the guy who bought you the meal so sex was something you looked forward to not something you did in exchange for a meal.

grimbletart Thu 29-Nov-12 17:49:18

We're all different rota but even at 18 there was not enough money in the world that would have made me have sex with a stranger.

rotavirusrita Thu 29-Nov-12 17:36:05

hmmm it is prostitution. but am I the only one who can see why a bright attractive young woman would consider it? At that age I'd sleep with a man if the bought me a nice meal and a few drinks...... if I thought I could leave university with no debts I could see the attraction in the arrangement.
Obviously I've never actually whored myself out but when I was young I treated sex pretty much as a recreational activity anyway.
FWIW I'm now a grown up and the idea makes me feel a bit sick but at 18 i was very different

grimbletart Thu 29-Nov-12 17:26:25

Oh, and just when I am starting to feel sorry for the dissing men get sometimes, they really show there are still plenty of dirty low-life creeps out there.

grimbletart Thu 29-Nov-12 17:24:12

Where I come from we call this prostitution, not sponsorship.

HalloweenNameChange Thu 29-Nov-12 15:33:18

shock have you seen this?

I think you’ve got about 400 [women] actively… searchable on site ready to go into… These guys are businessmen… they get a tax break for offering sponsorship to students but obviously they’re having a bit of fun you know in the bargain… genuinely nice guys, I’ve got some sort of sample profiles I’ve printed out.

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