CLASSIFIEDS are thought to be a platform for buyers and sellers interested in property, cars and vehicles, electronics, building supplies, home and garden, commercial supplies and jobs, but se_x workers in Zimbabwe have found a new use for them – to peddle their flesh.
A click on classifieds.co.zw’s Dating section takes one to a page titled “No Under 18 Adults Only”, where women and surprisingly men offer se_xual services disguised as massages and meditation.
One woman claims that she offers ‘unique massages”. Another one says she does “extraordinary massages”, while a Harare based se_x worker describes herself as a “super tongue user who is good at massaging”.
The page is littered with pictures of half-nak_ed women in various stages of undress, who use text to explain the services they offer. They also state where they can be found – some are in Bulawayo, others in Harare. Women and men in cities such as Gweru, Chitungwiza and Victoria Falls also refuse to be left out as they flood the site.
They also shared pictures of them in different se_xual position and caption that they offer private and discreet massages.
A se_x worker based in Bulawayo tells men to “come release some stress and tension I’m your masseuses and escort service.”
One se_x worker says that she is naughty and accommodative.
“Hello darling, I am Sasha aged 25 years old. I have a beautiful face, curves in all the right places. I am very confident, naughty and accommodating. I love to have fun and enjoy life. I love romance and cuddles.”
Her profile has nud_e pictures of her lying on and sitting on a bed with her only in underwear.
As if it was not enough some of her colleagues also shared similar pictures of them showing off their breasts and striking se_xy poses.
Another profile advertises women who seem to share a house where they offer se_x services.
They describe themselves as “Adventurous, se_xy young girls ready to satisfy all your needs .Come and have fun in the comfort of a nice, secure place. Book now for the ultimate experience.”
Se_x work and related acts, including solicitation, procuring, and keeping a brothel, are illegal but prevalent in Zimbabwe. The owners of the website claim that they are “not responsible for content posted by different advertisers (buyers or sellers).