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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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It is hard enough to have seen whole towns destroyed and families killed, without also having to turn to selling one's body for sex in order to survive.
When so many stars are selling their sexuality as an attempt to garner fame, it is refreshing to see a young starlet of Swift's caliber rise above the pressure of selling one's body in order to sell records.
Selling one's body for the sexual gratification of others usually results in the loss of self-esteem for the unfortunate victims of this vile trade, together with the escapism of drug abuse.
Selling one's body part and selling one's body is all in the same mix of violating an ethical principle imbedded in many cultures," Delmonico said.
Although selling one's body is the oldest profession in the world, the twentieth century has added a frightening twist to the age-old profession.