(THE COLLEGE FIX) — The phenomenon of college “sugar babies” is well-known: The College Fix has previously reported on this type of arrangement, wherein a younger man or woman will seek out a relationship with an older, wealthier benefactor so that the latter can help the former pay off debt.
A recent poll in England revealed that the practice is potentially even more widespread than previously thought: fully one in three students report being willing to exchange sex for financial support through college, the Independent reports.
The poll, commissioned by London South Bank University, found that nearly three-quarters of former and current college students “admitted to feeling stressed about money.” A majority reported having to take up a job to help finance their educations. Nearly ninety percent admittedly, unsurprisingly, that “they would be somewhat interested in having someone else paying for their education.”
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