European Lexicon of Prostitution



The lexicon of prostitution reflects both the social reality of this phenomenon and the various ways in which it has been considered a public problem. To refer to all people living from the sale of sexual services using a common term not only contributes to marking them out as a separate group but also suggests a particular relationship to the norm and, more generally, to the social world.

Token from the "Divertissement des belles poules" whorehouse, rue Blondel in Paris.