Posts Categorized: Prostitution

Realstars in national media – Aktuellts Utblick 21st of November

All of you who have followed us since Realstars started its journey in 2010 know that we have always had great ambitions and that we are working towards making Europe free from trafficking. Last week can be seen as a milestone for us when I, the founder of this organisation, was asked to appear on… Read more »

Part 2 – The Significance of the Prohibition of Purchase of Sexual Services

“Men who purchase sex 2013” was the theme for this year’s event leading up to the anti-trafficking day. In order to summarize the evening we will post a mini-series on what was discussed, and what some of the conclusions were. This post will address the Swedish penal provision “the prohibition if purchase of sexual services”… Read more »

Proposed law creates strong feelings in France

During autumn the French parliament has been working on a proposed new law which, like the Swedish Sex Purchase Act, aims to criminalise sexual services purchase. The proposed law that hopefully will apply from next year has aroused strong feelings among some French men. The French weekly magazine Causeur has created a debate with its… Read more »

Cold Facts – youth perspectives on sex and the sex trade

According to Cold Facts, youths are purchasing sex at an unmeasured rate; this is even though purchasing sexual services has been illegal for 14 years. Cold Facts documentary which aired on November 3rd 2013 called “Young, attractive and John” is about seemingly normal young men at the age of 18 to 25 who thinks it… Read more »

Men who buy sex

Men who buy sex 2013 was the theme for this year’s event at the Anti-trafficking Day. In order to sum up the event we will publish a miniseries about our discussions and conclusions made. Today’s article discusses who the sex buyers are. Is there anything that distinguishes them or are all men potential Johns? Part… Read more »

Why is the Sex Trade Law a good thing?

We posed this question to former chief prosecutor Thomas Ahlstrand. As a prosecutor, he has plenty of experience working cases related to sex trafficking. Here’s how he reflects on the Sex Trade Law. 1. The moral grounds on the individual level. To pay for sex is to inappropriately take advantage of; or exploit the disadvantaged…. Read more »

The Swedish courts fail in domestic human trafficking

Caroline Engvall is a journalist and author. She has written the books ”14 år till Salu”, ”Skamfläck” and most recently ”Skuggbarn”, all of which are about young Swedes who sell sex to regular Swedish men. Caroline has written a guest post here on Realstars’ blog, and just like the title states; it’s about the problem… Read more »

The end of the high season

Summer is coming to an end and it feels both nice and troublesome in different ways. Stability is good and boring. Everyone returns to their everyday lives and summer becomes but a memory. Summer is high season for ice cream, travel and sex tourism. Sex tourism is a rapidly expanding industry that grows more expansive… Read more »