Students turn to sex industry to pay for tuition.
Researchers are studying how many students are in the sex industry. They plan to setup a website where girls can speak in confidence about working for the industry.
They believe that the industry is “unregulated and dangerous.”
Below are three students who admit to working in the sex industry and are not ashamed of it.
Rebecca Thulborn is a 23-year-old student at Salford University. She strips online for strangers to earn money for her tuition. She ultimate goal is to become a psychiatrist. However, it will cost £3000 a year. Once she gets into medical school, it will cost her £9,000 a year.
Rebecca says she would rather strip in front of a webcam than serve at a bar all night. That way she would still have the time to study.
She earns £50-an-hour job under her webcam gig.
Liya Step is another student attending University of Creative Arts in Rochester, Kent. She met a “sugar daddy” on seekingarrangement.com in January.
The 22-year-old aspiring designer was struggling to pay for her £5,000-a-year tuition fees.
She met her 43-year-old millionaire boyfriend from the dating site and now she receives an allowance from him.
Liya said she is now in a committed relationship with the man.
“I want to be a fashion designer. Without him I just wouldn’t be able to do that. Or I would be saddled with huge debts.”
“I’ve heard of girls turning to prostitution, which I think is just horrendous.”
Michelle Sayers works as a lap dancer in order to raise the money she needs for her business management course.
The 22-year-old from Middlesex has put a pause on her studies at the University of Roehampton until she has earned enough money to pay for school. The tuition fees for her program is £8,500 a year.
According to Sayers, she earns up to £800 a night. As an administrator she earns £400 a week.
Sayers said she started lap dancing after a friend told her about the job.
What do you think of turning to the sex industry to pay for education? Is the cost of education too high?