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Prostitute,Whore,whats in a name?

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I'll keep this short and sweet.Prostitute,whore I find these words very ugly,abusive and offensive.Anybody else?

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Nope.

Tones of voice, they're what's ugly and abusive.

Call me what you want if you're saying it in a friendly manner, but say it with an insulting intent and I'll find it offensive.

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Nope.

Tones of voice, they're what's ugly and abusive.

Call me what you want if you're saying it in a friendly manner, but say it with an insulting intent and I'll find it offensive.

I see what you mean,where I come from the phrase Bonny Lad or Bonny Lass can mean anything from a term of endearment to a threat depending on the way it is said.

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I see what you mean,where I come from the phrase Bonny Lad or Bonny Lass can mean anything from a term of endearment to a threat depending on the way it is said.

I am not that bad, lol, x.:confused:

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I'll keep this short and sweet.Prostitute,whore I find these words very ugly,abusive and offensive.Anybody else?

Nothing wrong with the word prostitute, it is the correct name for a lady who provides sexual services for cash. Personally I never use the word "whore". :confused:

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Have to say I don't tend to use that expression, have always thought it applies more to "street girls" I tend to use the phrase Escort.

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I think these terms are generally used in a derogatory way, as is another traditional term, tart. Tom is, I believe, police slang, while hooker conjures up visions of funky LA street chicks in hot pants. Escort is a neutral term, whereas other popular terms hold more glamorous mystique, e.g. sensual companion, pleasure giver and courtesan. (Does a lady have to be of a certain age to call herself a courtesan?) I quite like Terry Pratchett's term in the Discworld novels, 'Ladies of negotiable affectiion'.

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Have to say I don't tend to use that expression, have always thought it applies more to "street girls" I tend to use the phrase Escort.

Try looking up "Escort" in the dictionary ------- it will not say a woman who provides sexual services for cash.

If a lady accompanies you to the theatre or a social function then she can be described as an Escort, if she just has sex with you for cash then she is a prostitute. :confused:;)

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It really does depend who's saying it and in which context.

A news-reader would call a working girl a "prostitute" because that is quite simply the name of my profession- there is no getting around that.

Me and my working friends call ourselves "whores"- but it's done within the same context that homosexuals have re-claimed the name "queer". I wouldn't expect guys on this board to refer to me as a whore :confused:

Hey Jaime, Don't feel obliged to answer this, but are you the Jaime in Hove who advertises on A--W? I was at Gatwick this morning and would have come to see you if it weren't for the weather. You've been on my hot list for a while.

Best Wishes, JB

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I think these terms are generally used in a derogatory way, as is another traditional term, tart. Tom is, I believe, police slang, while hooker conjures up visions of funky LA street chicks in hot pants. Escort is a neutral term, whereas other popular terms hold more glamorous mystique, e.g. sensual companion, pleasure giver and courtesan. (Does a lady have to be of a certain age to call herself a courtesan?) I quite like Terry Pratchett's term in the Discworld novels, 'Ladies of negotiable affectiion'.

Seamstress :confused:

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Hey Jaime, Don't feel obliged to answer this, but are you the Jaime in Hove who advertises on A--W? I was at Gatwick this morning and would have come to see you if it weren't for the weather. You've been on my hot list for a while.

Best Wishes, JB

Oh look, the PM systems broken!

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It really does depend who's saying it and in which context.

A news-reader would call a working girl a "prostitute" because that is quite simply the name of my profession- there is no getting around that.

Me and my working friends call ourselves "whores"- but it's done within the same context that homosexuals have re-claimed the name "queer". I wouldn't expect guys on this board to refer to me as a whore :confused:

And i most certainly wouldnt Jaime. I use the phrase WG.;)

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Here is one defintion of the word 'prostitute' that has nothing to do with sex;

Quote; 2. misuse of talent for gain: the use of a skill or ability in a way that is considered unworthy, usually for financial gain

The word is associated with things that are unworthy.

Escort is a daft word too; as JRC says. Google it and you end up with loads of hits for Ford Escorts :confused: It's misleading; bit like 'gay' for queers:eek:

I think Working Girl is neutral enough and highlights that it is a job.

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Hey Jaime, Don't feel obliged to answer this, but are you the Jaime in Hove who advertises on A--W? I was at Gatwick this morning and would have come to see you if it weren't for the weather. You've been on my hot list for a while.

Best Wishes, JB

I have punted with Jaime on many an occassion and unless she has relocated in the last month or so and not updated her site, which i know she would do, its not the same lady your referring to.:confused:

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Try looking up "Escort" in the dictionary ------- it will not say a woman who provides sexual services for cash.

If a lady accompanies you to the theatre or a social function then she can be described as an Escort, if she just has sex with you for cash then she is a prostitute. :confused:;)

[Not according to mine it says, and I quote Body of armed men acting as a guard to a person,baggage etc. Accompanying another on a journey for protection man accompanying a woman, or vica versa socially. So don't assume you know better than others.]

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I have punted with Jaime on many an occassion and unless she has relocated in the last month or so and not updated her site, which i know she would do, its not the same lady your referring to.:confused:
Thanks for that Smiths ;)- no I haven't moved. x

Ok, thanks for the replys.

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To me personally I find "prostitute" has very cold negative formal almost legal connotations.

Usually heard on or in the media and used almost exclusively to play a negative tune. Its usual companion seems too be "Murder" Drugs" and so on. We already knew this though which is why we who actually provide a sexual service usually call ourselves Escorts and leave the word " Prostitute" to those who think they know what the word means but generally don't !

To most of the population, as a noun, the word "prostitute" has the same magical qualities as Ali Baba's Abracadabra, except instead of conjouring up a bunch of plastic flowers, open to social suggestion and constant bombardment of negative media images, the mind of the reader/listener sees an over the hill blonde in a low cut top and too short a skirt dragging on a fag end and asking passers by, with a drug or alcohol slurred voice....."Fancy some business love" or maybe that darling of the media (when they cover some negative story and need that visual Adagio in G, ) the skinny drug punctured dark eyed lank haired "bobber" hanging about corners in a fur bomber jacket and a tiny miniskirt.

I use the word myself occasionally in escort company. There is nothing like a little self deprication to keep ones professional bearings.

The word has like many before it been stolen and turned against those who practice the art.

Like many defunct Victorian english words, I see the word "Prostitute" eventually falling from use and becoming a "new Elizabethan" curiosity.

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Jimmy is, of course, quite correct, a woman (any woman) who sells herself for the sexual gratification of others, is a prostitute. The problem is that in general parlance the word, 'prostitute', conjours up unkept and unclean women standing on street corners & heavily into drink &/or drugs; a very very negative image. Not at all the type of women that most of us enjoy.

Strangely, the word 'whore' does not have the same connotation perhaps because being a whore does not necessarily involve the exchange of cash. I know ladies who will quite 'happily' refer to themselves as a whore but never as a prostitute.

I prefer the term 'courtesan' to describe the type of lady that I generally see.

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An ex-gf of mine used to descibe herself as 'a whore in the bedroom', quoting Jerry Hall I think. Didn't mean she charged me, well not directly!

Which other of these terms would be acceptable I wonder, harlot, strumpet, hoe, tart, working girl, lady of the night? Probably even more.

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I'll keep this short and sweet.Prostitute,whore I find these words very ugly,abusive and offensive.Anybody else?

You took the words right out of my mouth,

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An ex-gf of mine used to descibe herself as 'a whore in the bedroom', quoting Jerry Hall I think. Didn't mean she charged me, well not directly!

Which other of these terms would be acceptable I wonder, harlot, strumpet, hoe, tart, working girl, lady of the night? Probably even more.

A ho for Doh :confused:;)

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I would call them models or ladies when i see the girls in Soho i call them by their names i talk to them as normal people and some of them are quite nice to chat too after having sex with them.They usually ask me what l am doing for the rest of the day and i say going to look around Oxford Street l make a day of it when im there.

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I would call them models or ladies when i see the girls in Soho i call them by their names i talk to them as normal people and some of them are quite nice to chat too after having sex with them.They usually ask me what l am doing for the rest of the day and i say going to look around Oxford Street l make a day of it when im there.

Yes, us prostitutes are very normal, lol x.

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Yes, us prostitutes are very normal, lol x.

It is not very nice calling ladies those sort of names i enjoy having sex

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