Over at Open, the British writer Sebastian Horsley, who claims to have slept with 1,300 prostitutes, writes an article explaining his reasoning.

Horsley dabbles on a plethora of topics pertaining to his love of prostitution and he implores us all to keep it illegal. For him, the illegality of it is a major part of its allure. According to Horsley:

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it desirable. When I have dinner every evening in Soho I always think: isn’t scampi delicious—what a pity it isn’t illegal. I’m sure I am not alone in this. Even Adam himself did not want the apple for the apple’s sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden.

The other topics Horsley writes about, all in conjunction with his love of prostitution, are the wonderful nature of the deception-less relationship with prostitutes, for Horsley argues that all standard relationships are mired with the deception of—from what I can decipher—a contentment with rituality.

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Hans Kulla-Mader studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and is currently living in San Francisco. More from this author →