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Going on the game isn't only option for students

Turning to the oldest profession for survival is weird seeing as how girls are taught to say No, says Eilis O'Hanlon

Published 25/12/2011 | 05:00

SPENT too much on Christmas? Why not try prostitution? That certainly seems to be the fashionable way to earn extra pocket money at the moment.

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First it was "ordinary women", in the words of prostitution support group Ruhama, who were being "forced back on to the street" in the recession because they "can't pay their household bills", as well as others dipping in and out of the sex trade when "coming up to Christmas, First Communions and back-to-school, all these times". Now the UK's National Union of Students say their members are being compelled into selling their bodies thanks to rising fees and government cutbacks.

We should start a sweepstake to see which special interest group is next reported to be turning to the world's oldest profession to make ends meet. Baggsy I get gay, one-legged, octogenarian asylum-seekers.

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