Previously published on Al Fin, You Sexy Thing!
Making ends meet while going to college can be very difficult for young girls, who have often not lived away from home before going to university. California coeds have long discovered the working opportunities available in and around Nevada communities such as Las Vegas and Reno. But in parts of the world where prostitution is less accepted, college girls who utilise their innate assets for raising tuition money are often hassled by law enforcement — as well as by criminal gangs and pimps.
College aged girls are at the optimum stage of physical development for using their natural charms to entice salary men to part with their money. And as long as the girls use the money to better themselves, who can argue with their choice?
“Over the past few years, the number of college students using our site has exploded,” says Brandon Wade, the 41-year-old founder of Seeking Arrangement. Of the site’s approximately 800,000 members, Wade estimates that 35 percent are students. “College students are one of the biggest segments of our sugar babies and the numbers are growing all the time.” _HP
Several internet sites exist to match college girls with older men with money.
At least one university president is known to have run a large prostitution ring, no doubt using some of his university connections to recruit girls. University professors have been known to recruit girls from their classes to work as strippers and exotic dancers.
The main obstacle to developing this opportunity more widely for college girls, appears to be the legal difficulties. As long as college girls have to operate outside the law to pay for school, they must risk losing everything they have worked so hard for.
If prostitution were legalised, girls could organise for security and protection from all types of predators — on both sides of the law.
Legal status might also help prevent more girls from falling prey to drug abuse and addiction — one of the many hazards of the occupation.
There is no denying the allure which college aged girls hold for men of all ages.
Educated, debt-ridden 20-somethings happen to be an age demographic that intersects nicely with Jack’s preferences. “I only go out with girls 25 and under,” says Jack, whose thick head of white hair and bushy eyebrows form a halo around a red, flushed face. “But I can’t walk into a bar and go up to a 25-year-old. They’d think I’m a pervert. So, this is how I go about meeting them.”
As he continues, he repeatedly glances over his shoulder to make sure no one is listening.
“Most of these young women have debt from school,” says Jack, who finds most young women also carry an average of $8,000 in credit-card debt. “I guess I like the college girls more because I think of their student debt as good debt. At least it seems like I’m helping them out, like I’m helping them to get a better life.” _HP
College girls simply have what most men want — youth, vitality, naivete, and that certain je ne sais quoi, which everyone knows what it is.
We all know that this kind of thing has gone on for ages. In modern times, when US college student debt is over $1 trillion dollars, we all know that those who can find a way to get out from under all that debt will tend to use it — if they think they can come out unscathed on the other side.
Polite societies have long made activities such as prostitution and gambling illegal. But doing so only seems to drive these activities further underground, where they become the province of criminal — often violent criminal — elements.
Of course, the philosophy that everyone should go to college is more than a little insane. But if society is willing to live with that little fiction — to the tune of $1 trillion in college loan debt — perhaps society might need to learn to live with a bit of blunt reality in terms of the available choices for paying the debt.
Should society be willing to face that reality, it might make things safer for everyone.
Update January 2015: A belated look at this growing phenomenon from The Atlantic magazine