Type chat with whores free
But were more men buying sex in spite of the law — or were more men getting caught buying sex?Kajsa Wahlberg, the national rapporteur on human trafficking, said the rise in buyer numbers came after the government increased funding to target traffickers, and the prostitution enforcement arm of the police benefited from some of that money.
Inside Sweden, differing opinions on the legislation divide progressive groups that are often otherwise allies, and critics of the legislation say they are under pressure to conform to a rigid sense of political correctness.
Sweden's national criminal statistics paint a less positive picture than the government evaluation.
The number of sex buyers has been going up since 2008 — increasing from 187 in 2008 and hitting a peak of 1,251 in 2010 before falling again, in 20, to around 550.
Whatever the statistics, Patrik Cederlöf, Sweden's national coordinator against prostitution and trafficking, feels confident that the country is onto something.
"I was on the street when we implemented the legislation, so I have seen the before and after," said Cederlöf.