Compensated Dating – A new phenomenon in Hong Kong

When you give people and inch, they tend to take a yard, that dictum can easily be applied to the use of words and terms to describe things that needs to be disguised for example, this days, the word “escort” is often used to describe women who sell sex for money. Both an escort and her clients tends not to like the good old fashion name for that act: prostitution.

Teenagers in Hong Kong have coined their own name for what is called escort services in the west, they call it “Compensation Dating” this basically involves teenagers having sex with mostly older men in exchange for “compensation”. This issue was brought to light recently in an interview CNN dis with one teenage girl who is now regretting going on compensation date. The interview starts as follows:

he doesn’t want to be identified, except by her nickname “Sze,” and she has a secret past. Her father doesn’t know what she did as a 16-year-old, and she hopes he never finds out. But Sze, now 19, wants young girls to hear her story so they never make the same mistake.

The girl then went on to described her experience on this so called compensation dating, another except follows:

“My first customer was an ordinary man in his 40s. We skipped the dinner part and went straight to the guest house for sex,” Sze recalled. “Actually, I was a bit scared, but I knew this was the only way I could get money. This customer wasn’t bad, though. We just had sex, he paid, and then he left. I thought this was easy money, and that’s why I continued doing this kind of thing.”