Sweden sex chat
In the fight to stamp out transactional sex, the Swedes have flipped the prostitution paradigm on its head. Women (or men, for that matter) can sell all the sex they want.
It's only illegal for a man — and it's almost always a man — to pay for it.
That funding ended in 2011, and the numbers have again hit "normal" levels for sex-buying, she said.
But these wild variations make it difficult to know with confidence what the real number of men buying sex may be.
There, two middle-aged women with short skirts, long blonde hair, and light puffer jackets emerge and stroll slowly toward the water.
When they run into a young man, they light cigarettes and chat him up. In Sweden, all that chatting could make the young man a criminal.
Whatever the statistics, Patrik Cederlöf, Sweden's national coordinator against prostitution and trafficking, feels confident that the country is onto something.
"I was on the street when we implemented the legislation, so I have seen the before and after," said Cederlöf.
But even the law's supporters acknowledge that drops in street prostitution, which countries without similar legislation have also seen, are more likely related to the advent of the internet, where it's easier than ever to offer or find sexual services, than to the power of the Nordic model.STOCKHOLM — If you want to trade money for sex, Stockholm's red-light district is likely to disappoint you. on a recent Thursday evening, its central street looks more like a small city's business district buttoned down after hours than an illicit sex market.The nearly half-mile long Malmskillnadsgatan Street begins at the bay that rings Sweden's parliament building, crosses over a glowing shopping plaza, and ends at a cluster of high-rise offices and a subway stop.And outside Sweden, health organizations and even some human rights organizations wonder if the Swedes actually have it all wrong.There has not been any independent review of the Swedish legislation, but a 2010 government evaluation of the law cast it in glowing terms.