Should Prostitution be Illegal?

In my opinion, NO!

However it should be regulated, supervised, and taxed.

If a woman or a man want to sell their bodies that is fine with me, as long as their adults, and of course they are not forced into the occupation.

Decriminalizing prostitution for both buyer and sell of the service would be a step forward in my opinion. If it is done at safe and controlled enviroments.

People who wants to engange in proffesionally into the field of selling sex as a service, should be taxregistered, as it is their occupation, with that said, there would also be taxexamptions for their purchase of condoms or other relevant “tools of the trade”. A regular screening of STDs should also be mandatory. They should be allowed to operate from a proffessional brothel or from their home.

No street selling, making it legal to have the service offered from a brothel or a home, would help getting it off the streets, and those on the streets would be considered illegal.

Pimping to some extent should not be legal, if someone has forced someone, in any manner, be that human trafficking or binding contracts. But if a person can offer a building or provide marketing services, that person should be entitled for wages as a proffesional pimp (even though that title sounds ridiculus).

In theory that would probably open up for more police resources, that are now spent on tracking down illegal prostitution.

I never really heard any good arguments against prostitution, or its legality. Most of them are based in ethics, which stem from a society’s religious and cultural background. However if anyone could provide me with some really good reasons why it should be illegal to sell sex as a service, than I am all ears.

So what do you think?

One Response to Should Prostitution be Illegal?

  • Jennifer says:

    The problem with legalization is- there is no amount of legislation that would make prostitution safe. Legalization doesn’t magically create a section of the DOJ to enforce safe prostitution. Every country that has legalized prostitution in the passed 100 years has seen a massive upswing in all areas of illegal sexual trade and a study of laws show that legislation enacted by the government and certified business alike protect the buyer not the prostitute. Boiled down to a generic statement- we’re protecting the guys and not the girls (yay institutional sexism).

    The average age of first prostitution is between 11 and 14.
    86% of prostitutes in the U.S. have a pimp.
    Most prostitutes were sexually and/or physically abused as children (though I would accept the argument that an unhealthy initial relationship with sex doesn’t *necessarily* serve as justification for preventing bad choices as an adult) and
    100% of prostitutes asked say they would fight tooth and nail before seeing their child enter the field. Also, moving it behind closed doors can actually make prostitution more dangerous for those trying to get out.

    In theory, you’re right, prostitution could be an exchange between two consenting adults, but in theory communism is the key to utopia. Lots of things make sense on paper that don’t translate in the real world. The amount of supervision for this field to be safe is unobtainable in the U.S.

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