DLI - Bannière 2021 ENG.png

The real cost of this deal….

On your way home from work, you often see a young girl and a young boy talking to motorists in front of the local park.

"At least, he pays and doesn’t hit me too hard! I don’t see him often, and it's easy money! In any case, less difficult than other work ... I hope my family and friends never find out, they might think that I’m gay. " (Mathieu, 16 years old)

 

Boys and men in the sex industry are often seen as exploiters, recruiters, pimps or clients. Yet boys, trans people, and gender diverse people can also experience sexual exploitation. Although one of the consequences observed is the emergence of questions regarding his own sexual orientation, a boy in a situation of sexual exploitation is not necessarily homosexual, despite the sexual relations experienced in the context of exploitation. Although this situation affects women and girls more, the fact remains that exploitation has no gender and that it has significant consequences for those affected¹.

 

¹ Willis, 2013