On The Fatboy Show today, James Onen aka Fatboy has asked whether sex workers should be distinguished from most women today, who attach their intimacy to money and material items.
According to him, although the sex trade takes place in different areas, it all amounts to people having sexual activities for money.
“Considering that even ordinary women have commercialized sex, isn’t it unfair to draw a distinction between them and street vendors because the only difference is location and payment terms,” he said.
Adding, “But the actual scope of the business is the same, it is an exchange of sexual favor for money.”
More so, he cited Section 138 of the Uganda Penal Code Act, which defines sex as a person in public or elsewhere regularly or habitually holding themselves out as available for sexual intercourse or other sexual gratification for monetary or other material gains. He opined that the definition was another term for today’s dating and marriage.
He made the arguments following statistics reported by the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), indicating that 73 percent of men having sex with sex workers do not use condoms because they trust them, and are emotionally connected to them.
According to the survey, HIV is six times more prevalent in men than the national prevalence at 6 percent.
A caller on the show identified as Brian was surprised about how “reckless” people were living, trusting those they hardly know saying that many are living the moment which can cost their lives.
“People need to mind about how precious their lives are, and understand that the sex worker is only doing it for money. You have to value yourself and your family. If possible move with protection,” he said.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, and Sarah every weekday from 6 am to 10 am on RX Radio.