Sorry its been so long since my last post. I have been extremely busy and few moments where I have access to the internet. Anyways, my post today is about Polaris Project.
According to their website, Polaris Project is a leading organization in the United States combating all forms of human trafficking and serving both U.S. citizens and foreign national victims, including men, women, and children. Their mission is they are committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and to strengthening the anti-trafficking movement through a comprehensive approach.
If you have time to explore their website, its AMAZING! They have several pages with statistics and information that will shock you!
Here is some information I found on their website:
- Estimated number of men a woman or child must have sex with daily: 25 – 48 men daily
- Average age of entry into prostitution in the U.S.: 12-14 years old
- Standard price for 15 minutes of sex at a Residential Brothel: $30
- The internet (such as Craigslist) has been identified as the number one platform that pimps, traffickers and johns currently use for buying and selling women and children for sex in the United States.
Another form of sex trafficking I have never written about is trafficking at Truck Stops. This type of location is popular place to find prostitution.
An interesting quote I found on the Polaris Project website was;
” Sex trafficking at truck stops has its own slang and unique means of communication: pimps advertise their victims over CB radios using code, johns search online trucker boards for information about where to purchase prostitution, johns signal that they want commercial sex using their headlights or stickers on their windows, and victims knock on the cab doors of trucks in the parking lots. Massage parlors at or near truck stops are commonly advertised on billboards or on signs at or near the truck stop”.
If you would like to learn more information on various topics, please see page on resources by topic.
- According to one of those Latino Brothels, commercial sex acts within these networks are priced at $30 USD for 15 minutes of commercial sex.