I had a conversation with my girlfriend about fantasies we had. In the process she revealed she had fantasized about "being someone's whore" in the context of prostitution, having sex devoid of any emotion or attachment, being a one-time transaction not even for lust but as a transaction for sex as a commodity. Furthermore, that it wasn't just a fantasy, that if the conditions were right, she would actually do it. The conditions being legal, safety from STDs, bad clients/violence, and being able to negotiate what acts and for what price. So I've been thinking about arranging a fulfillment of this fantasy for her birthday or for no particular occasion (any ideas welcome; it has to be as real as possible, and no, me roleplaying the john isn't going to work).
Anyway, the idea of sex as a commodity is not a strange concept to anyone. Prostitution has been around for ages and the sex industry is enormous. Still, women that participate in it are looked upon in disdain by a good majority of society. The laws reflect this, in which a victimless crime is prosecuted because the victims don't know any better; they have to be "saved from themselves." Even so, there is a multitude of women involved.
Now, I know that many start out with a gateway job, from stripping to modelling. Either the lure of greater money or desperation (e.g., drug habit) seems to be a major motivating factor to "harder" activities and jobs. Some are coerced or forced into it. Still, some in the industry claim to enjoy it. So there's a good mix of motivations in there, from want to need.
There's still a barrier that's stopping a lot of women. Religion/morals, your friends/family seeing or knowing what you do, legal issues, health issues, the concept of sex as a commodity, whether it's feminist to be against it or for it, etc.. With those barriers removed, is this desire a common thing among women?