I've come to the conclusion that, in some areas of life, I must be pretty damn naive. You see, I've never solicited a prostitute. But after some of the past year's events, I'm beginning to think that I'm in the minority. Now, don't get me wrong. I know guys who venture off for a little foreign culture at the ballet from time to time, but personally I could take it or leave it.
But over the past year, we've seen our esteemed former governor toppled for his unquenchable thirst for high-priced hookers. Whether the money laundering and bank fraud allegations stand up is another story. We now have a governor who has admitted multiple sexual indiscretions. Locally, we've had multiple massage parlor busts with some high profile individuals not only patronizing the establishments, but local politicos providing material support for these establishments.
I never knew that there was a massage parlor in Lockport, not far from where I live. In fact, I would go by the location where the Lockport parlor was located multiple times a week. Never gave it a thought. But when these busts were announced, four locations were shut down. There must be a serious demand for these "services" if there are that many parlors in our community.
Some will say that prostitution is a victimless crime. Tell that to the women who are brought to this country and forced, yes forced, to work in the sexual slave trade.
As for me, I kind of like being naive on this topic. Although I haven't consulted her on this specific topic per se, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that my wife is also fine with it.