Customers of prostitution: sex buyers
Sex trafficking is a criminal industry that functions as a market that depends on supply and demand. Consumers (people who buy commercial sex) increase the demand, which in return provides profit for traffickers and pimps who maximize their revenues by exploiting more people to be trafficked. To reduce demand for sex trafficking and the number of exploited people, buyers need to stop getting involved in purchasing commercial sex and understand that they are a critical part of the issue. To achieve this goal, we need to have honest and open conversations with men who buy sex and for them to better understand the realities of sex trafficking.