Price, 39, detailed on UK talk show Loose Women how she had discussed the issue with her husband, Kieran Hayler.
Her firstborn son, Harvey, has autism and disabilities including partial blindness and Prader-Willi syndrome, a condition characterised by excessive eating and intellectual disability.
“Harvey is 15 now. Naturally, at 15 you go through puberty and it’s natural to experiment with yourself… Is it fair for him to experience it?” she asked.
Harvey, she explained, had the sexual urges of any other teenage boy. And she wants him to be able to experience sex – but coupled with that comes the fear that he will struggle to form intimate relationships with women he meets as an adult.
Price recognised that sex work might be the best, the safest – and potentially even the only – way for him to express his sexuality.
Predictably, the admission sparked a mix of shock and awe among the viewers of Loose Women. “How could a mother book her own child a sex worker?” they wondered.
But truly, it shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Price’s comments came during a conversation with Australian-British author Kathy Lette, who has previously spoken publicly about wanting to hire a professional to teach her autistic son about sex when he was a young adult.