‘Selling sex on the street changes you but we need to buy drugs’
“OF course I want out of this, of course I do. It affects you and it changes you forever.”
These are the words of a woman gripped by drug addiction and selling her body on the streets of Dundee.
A special investigation by the Tele has uncovered what life is like for women who spend their nights selling sex on the city’s Arbroath Road.
It followed a public meeting on Monday when residents told police and other authorities that the areas around their homes had become a “red light zone”.
The Tele had spent only 30 seconds speaking to a young woman who was lingering beside a bus stop near Montgomerie Avenue before she had offered to have sex with our reporter — who was posing as a member of the public at the time — for £40.
The woman, who said her name was Steph, spoke openly about her experiences working in prostitution, both before and after our reporter revealed his true identity.
She revealed she had been engaging in prostitution for only “a few months” and that she charged £40 for sex or other sex acts.