“Free accommodation available for girl in spacious flat…No rent, no deposit, no bills nothing to pay….” When I text the number listed, the response comes immediately.”I’m a 25 years old professional guy,” he says. He tells me he likes photography, long drives, and music. I ask what the deal is with the flat. “Looking for a person friends [sic] with benefits.” Would we need to have sex? “Sometimes but not always,” he responds.In London, homeless advocates are warning of a disturbing trend of women being offered free accommodation in return for sex. A quick Craigslist trawl confirms the trend, with multiple live advertisements promising accommodation for a “pretty young girl” willing to have sex in exchange for a roof over her head. Another advert asks for respondents to provide head and body shots and states they are looking “for someone to have fun with.”A blog posted by the charity Shelter describes the phenomenon—a symptom of the capital’s housing crisis and overburdened homeless facilities—as a “dangerous attempt to establish deeply exploitative relationships off the back of homelessness.”

Quelle: Homeless Women Are Being Exploited for Sex in Return for Shelter | Broadly