Do you know! What is the red light area? These are areas where women engage in prostitution with customers. Have you ever wondered why such areas are called red light areas (sex worker areas)?
There are some stories behind this. Like a story - In the American city of Kansas, when a railway employee used to go to a brothel, he would also take a red lantern with him. The lantern kept outside indicated that there were railway workers inside. Due to this, they could be found very easily when needed.
Oswald Schwarz writes in 'The Psychology of Sex', that humans need sex as much as they need clothes, food, and shelter. 'Prostitution is a profession as old as human civilization.' Writers have also written a lot on prostitution. Novels on prostitution by litterateurs:
Now we come back to the main question what is the red light area? Or why is the area of sex workers called the red light area? Red-light districts are mentioned in a description of a women's meeting in the United States in 1882.
The Oxford English Dictionary reports that the term "red light district" was first used in 1894 in a newspaper in Sandusky, Ohio, US.
This historical thing happened. Even today, in common parlance, those areas where prostitution takes place in an organized manner are called red light areas. Now in some big cities, prostitution has moved out of the red light area and has come into the form of escort service and call girls service. This has become a good source of income for prostitutes.
Now the trend of online escort services has started in many cities of India like Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, etc. Prostitution is one of the oldest professions that has come out of the closet and onto the internet. You can see pictures of prostitutes on the websites.
Just by typing your requirements and searching on the internet, you will get links to many websites where photos of high-class to low-class prostitutes, their actual rates, phone numbers, and their services are written. There, claims are made of providing TV actresses, high-profile models, call girls, and even celebrities.
Asia's biggest red light area is in Sonagachi, Kolkata, a city in West Bengal, India. According to an estimate, more than 10 thousand prostitutes work in prostitution in several hundred multi-storey buildings. This area is in Chittaranjan Avenue, near Shobha Bazaar in the northern direction of Kolkata. These prostitutes have been given licenses to practice prostitution. Let us tell you that the prostitution business is increasing in India.
Kamathipura red light area of Mayanagari Mumbai is famous all over the world. It is said to be the oldest red-light area in Asia. Andhra women working in the construction sector of Bombay (Mumbai) started prostitution in the year 1795. Even today this area is popular and well known for prostitution.
GB (Garstin Bastian) Road is the largest sex worker area in the capital of India, Delhi. In 1965, its name was changed to Swami Shraddhanand Marg. There were only five red light areas i.e. brothels during the Mughal period. During British rule, these five brothels were united and since then the name became Garstin Bastion Road. This is the biggest red light area of Delhi NCR and the biggest business of prostitution takes place here. Presently a brothel consists of several cabins, where several customers are served simultaneously. Customers go here very carefully as police keep conducting raids. If you are also thinking of going to GB Road then go with caution.
Reshampura area in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh is famous for prostitution. It is believed that people come here for sensual fun, sex, and entertainment. It is believed that this was earlier the land of the Scindia family where today Russians, foreigners, college girls, beautiful models, and middle-class ambitious girls are involved in prostitution in this business. Now it has become almost impossible to identify the brokers. Let us tell you that now this business is run through the internet and mobile. The place to meet the prostitute is given through email or mobile.
Kabari Bazaar is a very old red light area in Meerut. The prostitution business has been going on here since the British era. Now the traditional business of prostitution is being run in the wrong ways here. Recently, a few months ago, when Uttar Pradesh Police conducted a raid, Nepali girls were caught there. Let us tell you that the Ministry of Women and Child Development reported in 2007, in which there is mention of lakhs of girls involved in prostitution here. - This report is from Wikipedia.
Budhwar Peth is a major commercial center of the city and has many book and electronic shops which are open during the day. Shortly after the shops close in the evening, this area becomes a hub of prostitution. Looking at this area during the day, no one can say that by night this area will turn into a red light area. Pune's NGO 'Saheli' has surveyed the health, lifestyle, and family of sex workers in Pune. According to this survey conducted under the name 'Suraksha', currently, there are 440 brothels in Pune city, in which more than 5 thousand prostitutes (sex workers) are living.
The objective of the survey is to collect all the information related to sex workers' menstruation, sexual diseases, and their fertility. The main objective of the survey is to educate sex workers about the methods of using various contraceptives for pregnancy, breastfeeding, maternal care, family planning, delivery, and safe abortion so that they do not face any health-related problems and diseases.
Microsoft's founding chairman Bill Gates also came here in 2008. He stayed here for more than 30 minutes and talked to commercial sex workers and discussed with them diseases like AIDS. Bill Gates's foundation contributed US$200 million for a better future for the children of sex workers.