Posted by trae_z on 26th March 2005
Before you read this post you better go listen to Wyclef Jean’s song “perfect gentleman”…or well you could manage with reading the lyrics. Cos all I’m going to say here is in line with Wyclef’s message in that song.
The novel “Merchants of flesh” by Ifeoma Chinwuba is the second prerequisite for grabbing my take on prostitution. I’ve been getting my novel reading groove back on of recent and my reading of this book is cos it’s a recommended text in a course My mum’s doing for her degree in English. It’s a real good book; the author sure is talented in writing and must have had a lot of knowledge on the going-ons in the sex trade by Nigerians in Italy. The book was sponsored by WOTCLEF and you can buy it at the Spectrum book’s site. Together with Wyclef’s “Perfect gentleman” my take/stand on prostitution is formed. A stand you’ll know about as you read on.
Prostitution ain’t a good thing. The sex trade is degrading and hazardous for the prostitute themselves, for society’s health and for family-unity. And no one would love his relative to be a prostitute/sex worker/call girl. But the truth of the matter is that prostitution as a profession has come to stay and a lot of guys can’t do without the services call girls render…So ladies do what you gotta do to keep your man hooked on you. May be you’ll get a brain wave from Missy Elliot’s song “Pussycat” featuring Tweet. Ha-ha, but on a serious note AIDS is real. So guys are advised to shun promiscuity or strap their shit up tight (condoms).
On the real guys should avoid promiscuity cos it’s like drugs or excessive drinking. Once you form the habit and get hooked it’s very hard to stop. I got friends that are into that shit so I guess I’m talking authoritatively. I ain’t saying I’ve patronized prostitutes before or not, but note that your brother, boyfriend, husband or son could be visiting that red light district on a regular and you wouldn’t even know. We all men, we’re hooked to that sticky yicky, after all PMAN president Charly Boy said in one of his numerous interviews that he was disvirgined by a prostitute. It’s a pity but it’s true that in our generation with all the influences from the western world and the aggressive media sex based stuff we digest we have become so sex conscious and promiscuous. “Fortunately” anyway we youths ain’t so open minded about sex or very sexually active like our Western counterparts. But “unfortunately” however patronizing prostitutes serves as a resolve for those sex freaks amongst us to relieve themselves secretly and maintain sanity outwardly in a conservative culture. And still pitifully many a times we men allow our dicks to control us. Take my friend for example, she’s as fine as hell and is doing her National Youth Service in Abuja. The result is that she’s getting a big stash of complimentary cards on the regular…everyday. And that’s cos Abuja made-men (most with families, girlfriends or fiancées I guess) can’t keep their eyes of her.
Anyway your morality is an issue between you and your God…but I’ll advise we keep it positive always. God be with you this Easter and good luck to our Super Eagles as we face Gabon today in Port Harcourt.
The “Merchants of flesh” book cover. It can be bought at: http://spectrumbooksonline.com/cgi-bin/cart.pl?ac=show&id=423