Thanks, Fumbler. No, gang, I have not paid for sex but that is because I was not able to afford it. If I could'a, I would'a. In spite of New Age propoganda, men are less in control of their sexual needs than women are. (That is, probably, built in because of consequences) I have no problem, at all, with hookers or their clientelle. In older, more enlightened days, there were courtesans, who were respected and who, often, achieved wealth and standing.
I do not think that picking up a girl in a singles bar for the sole purpose of a pleasant, if sweaty, evening, is more noble than engaging the services of a professional. The main problem of prostitution is its illegality. That is the main problem of grass, too.
Just my rotton luck. Now, that I can afford to indulge my fancies, I am happily married to a wonderful woman with a limited sense of humor.