The brothel creeper

“As the debate rages about the pros and cons of legalising prostitution, Sebastian Horsley – a man who’s slept with more than 1,000 prostitutes – gives a controversial and candid account of his experience of paying for sex.”

Hookers and drunks instinctively understand that common sense is the enemy of romance. Will the bureaucrats and politicians please leave us some unreality. I know what you are thinking. That it’s all very well for people like me to idealise whores and thieves; to think that the street is somehow noble and picturesque; I have never had to live there. But so what? One day I will. Until such time, I have to pay for it. How else would someone young, rich and handsome get sex in this city? Yes, yes, I know. Prostitution is obscene, debasing and disgraceful. The point is, so am I.

More here from The Observer (via Arts and Letters Daily).

Also, Asad Raza has dug up more on this interesting character. See his comment on this post.