Alright, we know that word might sound taboo for some, they´ll have to get used to it though. Prostitution is known to be “the oldest profession” in the world because there´s been register of sexual workers way BCE. However, the tradition has been broken and prostitution is illegal and considered morally wrong in most country. Still, the question remains; did we take the best choice? If you think there´s nothing wrong with prostitution being illegal, we will give you a few reasons to make you think twice about it.
Women Are Not Objects In Any Way
First, we need to make sure that is understood. This is why the subject differs from legalizing certain drugs; we´re not talking about a product but a service provided by human beings. However, even though this is not a cold blooded transaction, it is a transaction that was born out of the desire of having sexual intercourse, thus while this need exists; prostitution will exists, legally or not.
Now that we settled the difference between other legal matters and prostitution, let´s get down to brass tacks. The first and most obvious positive effect that legalizing prostitution will bring is indeed the context. The environment where prostitutes live in is known for being harsh, cruel and very violent. The reason for this is that there´s no control of the pimp´s power nor regulations of the prostitutes´ services. Furthermore, the very same condition of being illegal makes this profession more and more dangerous for those who work in it.
On one hand, the hygienic conditions will improve. A good example of this is Nevada. In this country, escorts use condom and are monthly checked for any diseases in order to assure that they are healthy.
On the other hand, we have the free will argument. When prostitution is legalized, those who want to have sex for money will be able to enter in this work field and those who want to quit will be able to do so. Indeed, they have the right to do whatever they want with their bodies, and with the legalization this proposition will be carried out. Many people will argue that women are forced to sell their bodies because they have no money, but you might say the very same regarding a construction worker or anybody that performs a not-pleasing task.