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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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 woman on the game is 40 times more likely to be murdered than those who don't sell their bodies.
The two British actors will feature as Willam Burke and William Hare, two Irish immigrants to Edinburgh, who murdered dozens of people in order to sell their bodies to local medical schools.
A PARAMEDIC who killed patients to sell their bodies will die in jail, a court ruled yesterday.
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.
VILE sex smugglers who force foreign girls to sell their bodies in Britain will face up to 14 years in jail.
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.
Both women and men who sell their bodies for sex are prostitutes.
Yet how different are they from the likes of Kate Moss, Pete Doherty, Craig Charles and all those other celebrities who take hard drugs yet who, because they can afford to feed their habit and don't have to sell their bodies, are regarded as glamorous, cool icons?
1828: William Burke went on trial in Edinburgh, charged with grave robbing and murdering locals to sell their bodies for dissection.