It's not remotely fluffy. It's just plain fact. If you pay a prostitute for sex and for whatever reason she decides not to go through with it you still have no legal or moral right to force her. She should certainly return the cash in answer to James' comment, and if she doesn't she's a thieving con artist who should not be in this business - as I know from bitter experience and will continue to do everything I can to make sure that one particular skank never works again.
But philosophically, legally, morally, if a woman has sex with you it's her choice and has NOTHING to do with you paying her.
If you disagree with that - JRC et al - by all means try arguing it in a court of law after you have sex simply because you paid but without her consent. "I bought her dinner / took her shopping / gave her cash" is no get out clause and will result in the prompt end to your liberty as well as your punting career as you wind up on the sex offenders register.
Obviously a working girl who is really fussy who she sees is not going to get much trade - but as long as she has enough trade to meet her financial goals she really doesn't have to give a shit.
Argue the toss all you want - it's ultimately her choice so IMHO that means she's doing you a favour.
Brilliant and unanswerable post, Q. The fact that in response to it you've just received ad hominem attacks rather than reasoned argument is predictable but attests to the strength of your case. I hadn't realised the legal position but thanks for that.
As an ordinary respectful/clean/polite and, yes GRATEFUL punter, I've had discounts from girls, the sessions have extended by up to an hour & more, (frankly outrageously horny) sex has been offered on a supposedly non-sexual dinner date (paying half the usual rate)... and not, to repeat, because I'm any great shakes to look at - for all I know I could be an even uglier cunt than JRC. But perhaps it's because, at root, I don't believe that the girls I see wouldn't piss on me to put out a fire but are, in fact, sexually confident & liberated & expert, beautiful young women who are using their natural advantages and temperaments to make a lot of money. And who are consenting to sex with me (the legal position which you explain). And the sex is the best I've ever had in my life - for the reasons which you also explain well, Q. Thanks, girls, say I - and thanks again Q.