By one count there around 1 million full-time prostitutes in China and perhaps 8 to 10 million more that sometimes accept money and gifts for sex.
Heterosexual sex is the leading cause of AIDS transmission in China, according to the United Nations.
Officially, prostitution is illegal in mainland China.
The government of China has vacillated, however, in its legal treatment of prostitutes themselves, treating them sometimes as criminals and sometimes as behaving with misconduct.
You can also find paid sex in hotels located at certain areas of the country.
All the old barbershop brothels are closed down permanently.
At massage parlors and nightclubs there’s no official availability of actual sex.
But for an extra 100-200Y, you can get a hand job or even a blowjob at times.
All the old sex saunas are also closed down permanently.
Sexual services are still available in China today, but they are more expensive and harder to find than before.