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the oldest profession

Prostitution. It's called the oldest profession, and it's probably true that it is!
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the oldest profession

the practice of working as a prostitute. humorous
Politics or the law is sometimes humorously awarded the status of ‘second oldest profession’, with the sarcastic implication that their practitioners are as immoral and mercenary as society traditionally considered prostitutes to be.
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This clearly required surgery so mine is the oldest profession in the world.
The harsh reality is that it is not for nothing that prostitution is known as the world's oldest profession - a ready supply of desperate women turn to it for a number of reasons, whether it is because of an addiction, homelessness or because they are being bullied by someone else.
Unlike Miss Harman, I think we can stamp out exploitation if we put our minds to it without attempting to outlaw the oldest profession of al
Next month, the series looks at the world's oldest profession, reportedly used by some 350,000 people a year in Switzerland.
The publicity around the murder of five sex workers in one area of the UK spurred the BMJ to an enlightening editorial on the topic of protecting workers in the oldest profession.
But that does not mean Tyneside is untouched by the world's oldest profession and the problems it brings.
The Chicago premiere of Paula Vogel's The Oldest Profession follows.
Speaking of love substitutions, the world's oldest profession is a growth market.
Singing and dancing members of the oldest profession work in ancient Rome in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; in turn-of-the-century New York in Tenderloin and New Girl in Town; and in the Caribbean in House of Flowers; they're in '70s platforms in The Life.
In a setting devoid of any other well-paying job opportunities, the oldest profession represents the only way for a girl to make enough money to maintain or enhance her family's property and status in the village.
Real estate is this city's true oldest profession, despite any similarities or references to its other oldest profession.
She pointed out that the world's oldest profession is often linked to illegal people trafficking.
Romance may be dead, but happy endings are still very alive in Red Light Wives, Monroe's third major step into the literary world in which she vividly details the paths leading to and the troubles inherent in the oldest profession in the world.
The Oldest Profession ended its run at the Signature in October; Hot 'n' Throbbing, a disturbing look at domestic violence, concludes the season next spring.
Perhaps it is naive to suppose that anything can be done to put the world's oldest profession out of business, particularly in an age where casual sex dominates so much of popular culture.