Pimp is an acronym for ‘person into marketing prostitutes.‘ A pimp is defined as an individual who makes a profession reducing other individuals into commodities and convincing them to sell their bodies to clients. Pimps are anyone who solicits for prostitutes or brothels and live[s] off a prostitute‘s earnings. They can work street prostitution, internet ads, brothels, organized prostitution, etc. Everyone runs their business and money making opportunities through exploitation their own way‖. Pimps are motivated by the opportunity to make money in a commercial sex industry in which the cargo is male and female human bodies.
A pimp is a male or female individual who solicits clients for a prostitute for his or her‘s own [financial] gain or benefit. Male solicitors are referred to as ‘pimps‘ whereas female solicitors are referred to as ‘madams‘. Typically, madams manage off-street sex work with no significant involvement in any other crime form. Examples of ‘madams‘ are Heidi Fleiss, who was convicted in 1997 of her involvement in the sex trafficking industry; Tamera Sue Florey; and Jenny Paulino.
A professional pimp performs the necessary function of brokering. A pimp fulfills the purpose of bringing together two parties—the prostitute and customer—to a transaction at less cost than it would to take to bring them together without the pimp‘s services. Clients profit by utilizing a pimp through the elimination of wasted time waiting or searching for a prostitute while knowing that a prostitute comes recommended.
Pimping, the verb format of the noun, is when an individual is “being used to commit a commercial sex act”. Pimping is motivated by economic gain within the context of a complex web of physical, sexual and substance abused perpetuated by socializing practices and social beliefs that reinforce the notion that sex is an economic commodity. Pimping is an entrepreneurial behavior as it is the creation and extraction of value from an environment.