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Sex for rent in Scotland

By: Shelter Scotland  Published: November 2018

This is a topic briefing detailing the extent of sex for rent in Scotland. By sex for rent, we mean an arrangement where someone is being asked for payment for their housing costs in the form of sexual favours. 


  • Sex for rent is an abhorrent, exploitative practice which is preying on vulnerable people who are already facing housing difficulty. 
  • Shelter Scotland absolutely condemns this crime and anyone involved in the exploitation of anyone regardless of who they are or where they are living.
  • Shelter Scotland is anecdotally aware of sex for rent arrangements across Scotland in previous years.

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