My name is Laura. I am nineteen years old. Currently studying, I must prostitute myself to pay for university. I am not the only one to face such a situation. Many other students, it appears, are forced to turn to similar practices. Since I stepped into the campus, my life has followed a twisted logic, and never did I truly realise that I was collapsing. I was not born with a golden spoon in my mouth. I have never known luxury or ease; yet until this year, I had not been in desperate need of anything. My thirst for learning and my conviction have always led me to wait impatiently for university to begin, and so I thought that I was going to live the most beautiful and carefree years of my life. How could I foresee that my first year of study was to prove a nightmare?
This book offers an exclusive testimony on a current phenomenon that has only become more acute since the spread of mobile phones and the Internet. Providing a sociological perspective on the text, a postscript by Eva Clouet, author of Student prostitution in the age of new communications technologies – also to be published by Max Milo Editions.