Those seeking to remove the social stigma associated with prostitution often promote terminology such as sex worker, commercial sex worker (CSW) or sex trade worker.Another commonly used word for a prostitute is hooker.This approach has also been adopted by Canada, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Another explanation is that prostituta is a composition of pro and statuere (to cause to stand, to station, place erect).A literal translation therefore is: "to put up front for sale" or "to place forward".A weekend tradition and kickoff to the week: Get hard-hitting local news and in-depth analyses, award-winning journalism, Chicago’s best sports coverage, and the comics section, plus get 24/7 access to digital content.Women: whore, hooker, call girl, business girl (B-girl), streetwalker, trollop, strumpet, courtesan, escort, lady of the evening, woman of the night, working girl, doxy, scarlet woman, harlot, drab Men: Rent boy, male escort, gigolo, lad model, gent of the night, sporting boy, weeping willy Female clients: janes, Prostitution is sometimes described as sexual services, commercial sex or, colloquially, hooking. Brothels are establishments specifically dedicated to prostitution.
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There are about 42 million prostitutes in the world, living all over the world (though most of Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa lacks data, studied countries in that large region rank as top sex tourism destinations).
Some critics of prostitution as an institution are supporters of the Swedish approach, which decriminalizes the act of selling sex, but makes the purchase of sex illegal.
Although a popular etymology connects "hooker" with Joseph Hooker, a Union general in the American Civil War, the word more likely comes from the concentration of prostitutes around the shipyards and ferry terminal of the Corlear's Hook area of Manhattan in the 1820s, who came to be referred to as "hookers".
A streetwalker solicits customers on the streets or in public places, while a call girl makes appointments by phone, or in recent years, through email or the internet.