Young women desperately needed money for various reasons. They were beautiful and young and extraordinary. There was no opprobrium because it was completely regulated. Every week they had to be inspected medically. The great bordellos were still flourishing in those days before the sheriff of Paris, a woman, closed them down. It was a different time.
Inside the Actor’s Studio host and rubber Anton LaVey mask come to life James Lipton discussing being a pimp in Paris in the 1960s. He was also asked if the thought people should buy sex: “I really don’t. I think if you can’t earn it on your own, then you don’t deserve it.”