Some here think that prostitutes are poor victims that have no choice in their profession.
While this may be true of some, it is certainly not true of all.
I have known two women, both intelligent, both sorted-out, that chose to do this thing voluntarily, although there was no financial compulsion to do so. They felt it empowered them, so they said.
Some here also think that anyone who avails themselves of such services must be (insert judgmental term here).
This, too, is not so. People, being different from each other, have many and varied reasons and motivations, for whatever they decide to do.
I once paid a somewhat overweight hooker $200 to sit and talk for an hour. No sex. Just talk. I guess I was sufficiently lonely at the time, that I would do this crazy thing. It made her feel special, and it amused me that I would pay so much for something that in a functional society would be so easy to come by.