sell (one's) body

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sell (one's) body

To have sexual intercourse or perform sexual acts for money; to prostitute oneself. Things had become so desperate for Jacob that he even considered selling his body just to earn enough to eat each day.
See also: body, sell
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Here in this city to-night ten thousand women are shut up in foul pens, and driven by hunger to sell their bodies to live.
Police said the suspects befriended the girls last month and enticed them to sell their bodies and earn money with them as pimps.
But a short walk from the main Olympic arena, girls as young as nine sell their bodies in a city with 12,000 sex workers.
Although prostitution is technically illegal in Uganda, many young people in universities and elsewhere choose to sell their bodies to help pay their way.
Not one of them should be forced to sell their bodies for sex, but the poverty and despair creeping upon the refugees has turned some of the refugee camps into flesh markets, where men can buy temporary or more long-term sexual gratification.
Some of those forced to sell their bodies are made to pay off bonds of up to pounds 30,000 by criminal gangs.
Many are ready to sell their bodies for 20pounds- 30pounds, a sum enough for two hits of heroin.
com, for example, as their front to sell their bodies for just BD20.
A PARAMEDIC who killed patients to sell their bodies will die in jail, a court ruled yesterday.
Most sell their bodies to pay for drugs, not to make a fortune.
Every day, traffickers sneak poverty-stricken victims into this country to sell their bodies in brothels, over the Internet and out on the streets.
These women do not want to steal for their drugs,and faced with very few choices, sell their bodies.
In similar stories full of telling descriptions and observations from a wide range of people, we enter the world of San Diego's Balboa Park boys, mostly homeless migrants from south of the border who sniff glue and sell their bodies to wealthy San Diegans; of San Diegos Logan Heights Chicano gang, some of whose members ended up hired guns for the Arellano Felix brothers; of politics and immigrant smuggling rings.
With their husbands dead and two, three young mouths to feed, can anyone blame them if they sell their bodies in exchange for some cash or even relief items?
Both women and men who sell their bodies for sex are prostitutes.