A SEX worker's blunt message for Australian women got plenty of bluntness in return.
Social media lit up when sex workers took to news.com.au to tell Australian women they didn't know how to take care of their male partners, with growing numbers of men paying for 'girlfriend' or 'companionship' experiences.
Readers on the Sunshine Coast Daily Facebook page had the firm view that perhaps if these men used their money to wine and dine their partners, they might get the intimacy they appear to crave.
"Need to stop blaming women," Stacey Brownlie commented.
"These men should be there helping their wives with the kids so she has time to connect to (her) husband instead of him sneaking to a hooker to talk to."
Stacey Lee had a similar view.
"This is a joke right!?" she wrote.
"I understand my other half works so I can stay home and raise OUR two kids, and guess what... I get tired too! Some times its a struggle to find that our "time". If you aren't happy with what you are getting at home you talk about it with your partner not spend money on a hooker or what not. Seriously disgusting behaviour. But I assure you that it's probably not only men that act like this."
A sex worker who goes by the pseudonym Mrs Robinson told news.com.au men wanted to be understood and heard.
"I could open up a school to teach women how to be intimate because there are so many out there that are not giving intimacy to their husbands," he said.
Was the sex worker right? Do wives and girlfriends need to give more intimacy?
This poll ended on 31 March 2017.
No. If those men are going to a sex worker, they don't deserve intimacy.
The sex worker has a point, we all need intimacy.
Most men are fine, the sex worker only talks to the desperate ones.
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Mrs Robinson, 58, said her clients paid $350 for half an hour to 'engage in a heightened degree of emotional intimacy'.
Commenters on the Sunshine Coast Daily page described the experience as cheating.
"Maybe they should woo their wives instead of paying all that dead money," Cheryl Kobelt wrote.
"Men - take your wives out for lunch and movies. Rekindle the love you once shared."
Donna Turnley took a similar view.
"All these men have in common is that they are liars and cheats. If they talked to their wives instead of some hooker they might find their home life would improve. And they have the hide to blame their wife because they're seeing a hooker. What a crock."
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