Even in the face of stiff competition from their cross-dressing male counterparts, female prostitutes in New Kingston say they are not under threat, as they still have their clientele.
Recently, THE STAR carried a story about cross-dressing gay men who have taken over a section of New Kingston prostituting themselves and offering 'services' to other men. The men say they have been at the location for a while now and have never had a problem with anyone.
Last week, female sex workers in New Knigston admitted knowing about the men but said they had no problem with them being there. "Dem nuh give mi nuh competition," one woman said, "a mi friend dem."
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The women say the only thing their flamboyant competitors have over them is the fact that they are willing to offer some services which they do not offer as freely.
"Dem a offer oral sex hard and mi hear man seh dem offer di best oral sex, but because dem dress up like woman nuff a di man dem nuh know," one prostitute told THE STAR.
Another prostitute told THE STAR that sometimes the men behave too badly. "Mi nuh really have nuh problem with them, mi have gay friend weh have dem little lover but di bwoy dem a go hard. The other day one a dem get stab up, di young little bwoy inna pink panty and black brassiere and di bwoy wrap up him (private part) between him leg, mi hear seh dem stab him up".
The ladies told THE STAR that the men often brag that they offer the best services in town, and often taunt them saying they do better business because they have "di good up good up."
They also said that they have warned the gays to stop dressing like women as the men who are unaware that they are having sexual relations with men might harm them when they find out.
The women who spoke freely about their trade were between 30 and 40 years old and at least one had been involved in the profession for 10 years. The women told THE STAR that they always use protection and said their prices range from upwards of $1,000.
When asked if she is not scared while being on the road at nights, one woman said, "Mi walk wid my protection and my head sick mi no play." She also said that she wants to stop as soon as "mi get my house, car and veranda".
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A long time dem tings de a gwaan roun a Holborn Rd/ Dominica Drv side kaw mi use to live inna dat area fi yrs. What appalls me is the fact that they take their 'beds' with them & carry out their bizniz with men of good repute right under the open skies. Mi nuh blame di whore dem - a fi dem trade dat. Nuh buyer - nuh sella; so mi seet!!!
Where do we go from here readers?
Peace and tolerance