The next morning, she used a forum to self-promote, and by nightfall, she had her first customer. The compensated dating industry is what makes sex work in Hong Kong unique.
There is no shortage of men willing to pay for companionship and sex, and business is booming – one recently-busted ring had over 100,000 members.
Ladies could gain membership for free, the superintendent added.
Their member status was promoted based on the number of times they provided sexual services.
A sum of HK,000 in cash, more than 10 computers and 26 mobiles phones were also taken as evidence. The compensated-dating website “hklovely”, which is hosted by a server abroad, was still running late Sunday.Hong Kong Police Chief Inspector Frances Lee King-hei of the Family Conflict and Sexual Violence Policy Unit said last year that the accessibility of the market endangers the girls involved in it.Many of the girls were “forced to perform sexual favours they didn’t want to, were raped or more,” she was quoted as saying.Police were trying to liaise with Interpol to shut it down.Late one night, after a friend in the industry briefed her on legal issues and gave her tips on how to please a client, she decided she wanted in.“If there is no more stigmatisation or discrimination, we believe the government may be more willing to do something for sex workers,” she says.