“Everyone who, in any place, obtains for consideration, or communicates with anyone for the purpose of obtaining for consideration, the sexual services of a person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment.”
— Bill C-36 of the Criminal Code
Buying sex is illegal.
The Crime. Bill C-36 prohibits the purchase of sexual service or communicating in any place for that purpose. This includes online and text messages about prostitution.
The Penalty. Conviction comes with a maximum of 5 years in prison and the life- time repercussions of having a criminal record.
Buying sex is often a coping mechanism used in response to stress in life that may arise from such things as:
a life crisis
However, this escape is self-destructive. After, we become stuck in a cycle of shame and secrecy. We seek validation but leave with immense regret.
behind the veil
We might think there is nothing wrong with buying sex. After all, it's the client's job. She is getting paid. She is consenting. Isn't she?
In reality, prostitution is NOT A CHOICE for the voiceless majority.