The new face of prostitution in Grenada

Prostitution is commercial sex. It is engaging in sexual relation (sexual intercourse/romance) in exchange for money, for economic gain, for favours, opportunities or any other benefit.

A prostitute is also called a whore, hooker, slut, harlot, call girl, business girl, a working girl or scarlet woman. Today the new type of prostitutes are called sugar babies, maybe because they are young or it’s a nice or cunning way to disguise prostitution and get our young girls to prostitute themselves and don’t feel guilty about it.

The legal status of prostitution varies from country to country. It is legal in some parts of the world and regarded as a profession with the estimated worldwide revenue to be over $100 billion US. In other parts, prostitution is illegal and is a crime punishable by death.

In Grenada prostitution is illegal. In fact, the government did not even consider a recommendation which was made by the regional United Nations Office to decriminalise homosexuality and prostitution but I wonder why no one is being charged for prostitution when it is so prevalent in this country.

Some An of the National Democratic Congress Government many Grenadians were afraid that if a license was granted to operate a casino in Grenada, many of our females will become prostitutes. Probably they were not aware that there were many Grenadians who were secretly involved in prostitution.

Many people were alarmed when it was revealed by Spice Isle Escorting Service that 146 young ladies were employed with this agency as escorts. This was the only such company that was bold enough to state publicly that this type of business existed in Grenada but it is believed that there are other such companies operating in Grenada undercover.

So we are aware that prostitution takes place in Grenada through escort service but there are many persons in the business who operate individually. Some are contacted via cell phones and ply their trade in brothels, guesthouses, vehicles, private homes or in secret outdoor places having sexual intercourse to earn money.

There are the young and beautiful ones who operate as “sugar babies” targeting wealthy businessmen who they refer to as sugar daddies. They view this as a means of getting money to advance themselves economically. These sophisticated prostitutes target these men whom they estimate to be wealthy and get into sexual relationships with them to extract money.  These men feel good to have these young girls as their “lovers” so they spend lots of money on these women to fulfill their vices.

Also, young men are now becoming sugar babies and targeting the older women who they believe have money and getting into relationship with them to get their money. May be because of the economic problems the country is experiencing they are prepared to have a sexual relationship with a man or woman for money or other economic gain.

They believe they are smart and they have found an easy way to earn money. Well the fact is, call it what you want, you are a prostitute because you are giving sexual favours for economic benefit but you should think about the consequences of your action.

You should be ashamed of your behaviour. The Bible states in Ephesians 5:5, that, “no whore, prostitute have any inheritance in the kingdom of God.” Prostitution destroys the spirit and soul in a way that leads to physical, moral and spiritual death. That is the reason why after a while your conscience does not bother you anymore. God desire is that you should keep yourself pure.

We should also take into account the disadvantages of prostitution. Think about the pain, embarrassment and shame it will bring to your parents, the lifelong stigma that you were a prostitute, the possibility of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted disease, the way society looks at you and the possibility of your action preventing you from getting a man to marry you when he hears about your past life.

You are made to believe that you are the only sexual partner but that is not true. There is the possibility of being raped or being a victim of human trafficking and there are moral and psychological implications. Worst of all it is a sin. You do not have to prostitute yourself to survive. Find a proper job, learn to live within your means and have faith in God. Depend on him to provide what you need. He said no good thing will He withhold from those who love him. That is a promise He will keep.

Prostitution as an institution is evil. It does not matter the economic benefits to be gained, it is still wrong in the sight of God.

Finally, my question and concern is.  WHAT IS THE CHURCH DOING ABOUT THIS MORAL CANCER In OUR SOCIETY? Isn’t salvation available for them also? Here I speak to EVERY CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION in Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique.

Some of you like the proverbial ostrich have buried your head in the sand and are afraid to speak out against the MORAL DECADENCE that like a malignant cancer is destroying the MOST FUNDAMENTAL RESOURCE, our YOUNG PEOPLE.

The Messenger

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