The reasons why boys and men sell sex varies, but largely coincides with women and girls’, such as money, drugs, gifts, affirmation, excitement.
There is no typical male sex seller; they can be minors, adults, gay, bisexual, straight or transgendered. They can be Norwegian, migrants (legal and illegal) and they can come from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Often, the arenas’ where men sell sex are different from women’s. The largest arena is the internet. Establishing contact between seller and buyer takes place in dating sites, chat forums, internet communities, as well as in sites designated for prostitution. Other arenas include bars, clubs, saunas and among drug users.
The clients of male sex sellers come from different socioeconomic backgrounds and can be male, female or transgendered, and they can be straight, gay or bisexual.