Here's an article from Japan Today about a girl who used to take part in "compensation dating" known as prostition where I'm from:
Author recalls high school days going on paid dates with VIPs
It's been about 10 years since the expression "enjo kosai" (paid dating) became commonly known. The practice was reported by the worldwide media and also led to the enactment of the Child Prostitution Law in 1999.
Many high school girls who did paid dating in the 1990s are now moms, working women and doing all kinds of things. One wonders what they think of their behavior back then.
One of them is Misato Nakayama, an aspiring author. Now 27, she was a student at a famous private high school about 10 years ago. In her senior year, Nakayama was at the center of a high school girl paid dating network and had dates with nearly 100 different men.
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I've always been mystified by this aspect of the Japanese sex trade. In most countries, prostitution is a last resort or possilby an only resort. Take the film Monster, as an example, a desperate woman who didn't know any other to make money other than turning tricks or scamming people. But here you have well-off, middle class girls doing it for a Louis Vuitton hang bag.
Several years ago I read an interview with a prominent Japanese sociologist in the English version of The Daily Yomiuri who seemed to have an enlightened opinion about these unsavory aspects of Japnese society. Most people question the mentality of the men who pay for such services, but he turned it around by saying yes, it is terrible that men are paying money for young girls underwear, but what does it say about young girls who are willing to sell their underwear? He has written several books, of which none have been translated into English-but apparently he studied the phenomena in a text called, The Choices of Uniformed Schoolgirls.