Why SHOULDN'T it be legal? Please don't say for moral reasons. This country is in no standing to say anything about morals. Just look at what you allow your children to do and see.
Now why SHOULD it be legal? Well, a legalization of prostitution would ensure a regulating of prostitutes. How about weekly STD checks like the porn industry gets? Taxation on the johns for usage of the prostitutes would bring in income to not only accommodate for STD checks for these "working women" or "hookers" as I like to call them. Also the amount of people that get into trouble because of purchasing or supplying sexual favors is outrageous. It is also a historical fact that industries banned and outlawed always have the criminals controlling them, such as alcohol, drugs, or illegal firearms. If prostitution became legal the criminal world would loosen their grip on it. This grip I speak of is things like illegal trafficking of sex slaves. There are far too many women and especially children being forced into this profession by the criminals that control the industry. LEGALIZE IT AND BREAK THE CHAINS!
I know prostitution is legal in Nevada, however, if this question is asking whether or not it should be legal in every other state, I say absolutely not. I think prostitution is completely demeaning to women and is the absolute worst way for them to attempt to make a decent living.
Even though states could legalize prostitution and collect revenue from it, there's no reason that prostitution should be legal. It's an unethical institution that shouldn't even exist. Some women feel empowered by prostitution, but everyone involved becomes a victim at some point. Prostitution has no place in the developed world.
What two consenting adults do behind closed doors in none of society's business. If women decide to perform sexual services in exchange for money, it is their decision to do so. If some people are offended by this, they can just not hire prostitutes and mind their own business. Leave people alone, damn it.
I understand that at points in a persons life, they are driven to do things they would not normally do. Whether for reasons of financial instability or a moral low, sometimes people are driven to do things that are on the moral boundaries. Prostitution is one of them. However, there are certain things that, while people may be driven to at low points, the government should not endorse. (While i do not believe that prostitution is morally, "Right," also do not believe that people should be condemned for their mistakes.) In my mind as a christian, prostitution is immoral, but rather than address it from that standpoint, i'll address it from another: the point that it's not the best for your health. Prostitution can lead to outbreaks of STD's such as HIV/AIDS, and others. The government cannot endorse something that leads to such outbreaks and other diseases not necessarily of the body but also of the mind, just as it cannot endorse drugs such as harroin and cocaine. And prostitution is a "drug." Therefore, prostitution should not be allowed to be legal. (However, know this: simply because prostitution is illegal does not mean it does not exist. Just as with the prohibition movement that outlawed alcohol, people will still attempt to do it outside of the law because they believe that it is not wrong. What needs to be changed is not only our laws, but also our mindset.)
Prostitution is called the world's oldest profession for a reason, and with special emphasis on the word profession. By criminalizing prostitution for moral standards, it has simply lowered the bar and made it into a career performed by desperate people and making it dangerous for them to survive. Legalizing and regulating this industry will make it safer for these women, and eventually the only prostitutes will be the ones who actually enjoy the work that they do - who wouldn't?
Prostitution should not be illegal. This is because of the fact that sexual services when regulated provide a valuable boon to the economy. Sexual services should be available for people who would like to pursue them, as it would be infringing on people's freedoms otherwise. As long as people are tested, everything is fine.
No, prostitution should not be illegal. Two or more consenting adults have the right to engage in whatever acts with one another that they wish. In addition, the notion of a "victimless crime" is asinine, as crimes require a victim in order to truly be crimes. Therefore, prostitution should not be illegal.
Prohibiting prostitution is just ridiculous on so many levels. I'll try to briefly cover them. For starters, you're legislating a private, natural act between to consenting adults that everyone does. They say it is the oldest profession, because it is. All you are doing is creating outlaws from a natural act that is victimless and non violent. What's next? Are you going to go after gold digging wives? How about the boyfriend who gets laid because he made his girlfriend dinner. The benefit of regulation puts pimps out of business, tax revenue, not locking people up for a non-crime, and being able implement health/sanitation codes.
This question was worded wrong lol. Should prostitution be illegal?? NO. Now if they wanted a yes answer they should of asked should prostitution be legal.. But they said illegal. So I believe in legalized prostitution. I do so because I believe that women and men should have equal protection from predators when they are out there. One could argue that if they were not in that profession they would not have to worry about it, but I also believe that excuses the predators. I also think that if someone's husband or wife goes and cheats on the other with a prostitute than maybe you should not be with them, that being said.. I think it should be legalized. Protection is one of the main reasons, also you can then legally test people before becoming regular clients and thus reducing the spread of HIV/Hepatitis related diseases. From there you can also crack down on sex trafficking. But my main concern is protection, a lot of women and men get victimized when out on the streets... I don't like that, I don't like how people see someone and then think that it automatically gives them right to victimize someone else. Some prostitutes get raped up to 30 times within a month. Its sad. If we can regulate, we can have better protection LEGALLY for these women and men.
I noticed this argument, i have no reasoning behind it, except for the fact that you can defiantly tell that there is an abundance of males on this website. If there were an abundance of females i can guarantee that the percentage of people that agree or disagree with this argument would change dramatically
Prostitution is the oldest profession know the man. Its just sex for money and people make a big deal about it. It's a waste of law enforcements time. They should be focused on more important things like homicides, rapes, and hate crimes. Not weather someone is having sex for money. We Americans have some of the most ridiculous laws, and we fight over the dumbest things.