Buying Sex Popular Despite Restrictive Law

Buying sex is still popular among Swedes despite a restrictive law that came into effect 10 years ago. This is the result of a secret mapping carried out by Swedish Radio. Journalists of Swedish Radio had published adverts on local sites on the Internet in which a fictive woman offers sexual services.

Within a week the advert received almost 1,000 responses from men all over the country. According to Patrik Cederlöf, the national coordinator for the prevention of prostitution and trafficking, the amount of responses resembles the reality within the Swedish society when it comes to prostitution.

Next year, the National Council for Crime Prevention will release a report on what effects the Swedish law actually has on prostitution. (ah)