The number of male sex workers in India is increasing faster than women sex workers.
It might come as a surprise to you but the number of male sex workers in the country is increasing at a higher speed than that of women sex workers. According to a survey conducted last year, the number of male prostitutes or gigolos have increased significantly in the country’s metro cities in the last few years. Another recent survey concluded that male prostitutes are in high demand in Delhi and other metropolitan cities and most of them are young college students.
According to reports many college going male students take up the job in the want of extra pocket money. Most of them are hired by rich women and they get paid anything between Rs 6000 to Rs 25000 for a one night stand depending on who the client is.
Most of the clients are women who want to improve their self-worth and satisfy their sexual needs. They include rich housewives, air hostesses an d sometimes even college students. Some of them are also gay and are hired by men in the city. There are also agencies that are involved in the business and they help the gigolos find clients and vice versa.
According to All India Suppression of Human Traffic Act can display their phone number on a public place. Doing so can award them up to 10 months in jail and a hefty fine. If a person is caught indulging in a sex act with a prostitute below the age of 18, he can be awarded up to 7-10 years in jail. According to another report around 20 crore sex workers around the world suffer from sexually transmitted diseases. Out of them 3-4 crore are from India alone.