I can think of two things that are unique to the paid sex business.
As indicated in the other thread it is one of the few industries where there is little correlation between prices and services.
Despite what people say in most other areas you do get what you pay for and the more expensive something is the better made, better quality it almost certainly will be. There are exceptions of course. For example I think there is little difference between supermarket's own food brands and the famous labels.
However if you're spending £50000 on a new car you'd expect it to be better quality than if you were spending £5000. And it usually will be (hopefully!)
Another area where it is unique is that providers can display and get away with displaying racist attitudes by refusing to see particular ethnic groups. If this was any other service industry they'd soon be up before the thought police and have their collars felt.
I wonder if it ever was made properly legal and regulated would service providers be prohibited from displaying racist attitudes as they are in every other service?
Of course there is always the argument that as it is such an intimate service then a woman (justifiably) has the right to refuse the service to anyone she wants. Of course a shopkeerper in theory has the same right, but somehow I don't think they would get away with refusing to serve a customer simply because of the colour of the customer's skin!
A third thing I've just thought of is you get no legal protection if you are a victim of bait and switch. In any other area if what you are sold has been misrepresented you can get a refund.
Anybody think of any other areas that are unique to this business?
Not much seems to have changed in nearly 3 years!
Firstly, value for money....
I think it can be said that some girls who charge £100 per hour give a better service than some charging £200 per hour!
How do girls charging £200 per hour justify the price? Indeed, why do punters pay it?
Yes there are still many profiles stating they will not see black people.
A WG is in the business of offering her body as a service, it's her choice.
Yet there's no other business where someone offering a service can discriminate between races and not offer the same service to all..
Why do ethnic groups not step in to stop this practice?
Throughout the whole of this business the punter really has no rights whatsoever if cheated in any way as a customer!
It's a fact though that in any other circumstances the customer has all the rights in the world and the law is on their side.
How does prostitution avoid the laws?
As was asked by NIK at the end of his opening post...
Are there other things that make this industry unique?
I'm sure someone can add one or two more!!