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The case for criminalising punters has lately been made by Labour MEP Mary Honeyball whose report on sex work was voted on in European Parliament last month. If you are the sort of person who thinks fans of policy and sausages should not watch the creation of either, I can assure you Brussels is absolutely the Heston Blumenthal of sausage-making: long winded, impenetrable, with the outcome both expensive and of questionable taste. But what's astounding are the column inches the 'Swedish Model' of criminalising punters has commanded when few if any benefits to public safety have been shown.

As with so many things, whether or not you actually broach the subject should be the topic of much thought.

Like with the question of your number of ex-sex partners… Perhaps the best policy is, if the outcome would completely change the way you think of someone, then perhaps it's better left unasked. It does however signal a move in this country, following Rhoda Grant's failed bill in the Scottish parliament last year, to continue pushing the criminalisation of punters. Most people on both sides of the issue agree that yes, they do.

What this has helped achieve is an incredible 67 per cent conviction rate.

While some opponents of sex work are happy to categorise all clients of sex workers as potentially dangerous, the truth is that criminals use the stigmatised status to prey on the vulnerable while few real punters "turn violent".

https:// In countries like Cambodia the figure is far higher at close to 70 per cent.

Right now Canadian research is being thrown into the spotlight by media, not least because the Supreme Court there recently rules to strike down all existing laws regarding prostitution (thanks to the wonderfully coiffed Terri-Jean Bedford and her decade-long legal battle).

With both in play, it certainly indicates that a straight "End Demand" approach, which only addresses pull factors but not push factors, could expect to only have a limited impact, and believing that forcing sex underground will make people not pay for it is incredibly naive.

Interestingly, the research also suggests that one of the "pull factors" for men who buy sex is because it is illicit and they are attracted to the idea of getting away with it.

Of course, for something like the Merseyside Model to really work, we would need to re-educate law enforcement across the country and make systems where everyone could report attacks in confidence.

The Ugly Mugs program, started by Rosie Campbell OBE, does exactly that.

Which brings us the big question (or money shot, if you will): has your man paid for sex?