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There is no typical male prostitute. Males selling sexual services may be boys under and men over 18, and they may be gay, bisexual or straight. They may be transgender, and they may be Norwegians or foreigners (travellers and migrants). They may come from any socioeconomic background.
The reasons why boys and men sell sex vary from person to person. Common motivating factors are money, sex, social interaction, drink and drugs, gifts, care, affirmation and attention, excitement, exploring own sexuality, making a living, food and housing, or it may be forced. Read more about the causes of prostitution here.
Experiences of prostitution vary from person to person and depend on the situation the person is in. For some people prostitution can be a positive experience, and for others it can be a negative thing. Most people working in prostitution will probably have both positive and negative experiences.