I'm not sure where to begin, so I'm just going to make a list.
1. Rape would decrease.
2. STD's are usually contracted from a non-prostitute.
3. The fight against human trafficking could be better fought against.
4. It could be taxed. Not exactly a pro for the client, but still.
5. Sex is good for your health. If more people in America have sex, maybe we'd be a little less of an obese country and it may lower heart disease.
6. More jobs.
7. If abortion is legal, why not prostitution? I always hear the argument "It's my body..." Why doesn't it apply to this subject?
8. People are doing it regardless of what the law says. Drugs can have a negative effect on a person, but prostitution has a very few downsides. And the downsides are only minor.
9. There would be less sex-crimes.
10. The government would not only be able to make money of taxed prostitution, but save on various costs to the tax-payer. Police, prison, etc...
My boss's brother is 29 years old and still a virgin. He is so nervous around women that he screws up any potential relationship. When asked about it, he says that he doesn't really want a girlfriend anyway because...pretty much he says he's selfish. He wants to do what he wants whenever he wants, but he implies he still wants to be with a woman. Purchasing a prostitute would be perfect. A professional working girl could make him happy. (He seems miserable by the way. He's so ashamed to be a virgin.)
I too would love to purchase a prostitute without the fear of going to jail. I am not boyfriend/husband material. But I would love to be with a beautiful woman from time to time.
I think it should be legal because it would help reduce rapes, human trafficking, and murders. It is also a way for some people who don't have jobs to get one. It would also help to reduce the amount of gang violence because there would be no need for pimp/gang to keep the prostitute safe.
Prostitution has been around since the beginning of mankind. Most anti-prostitution laws were passed over 100 years ago. It happens every day throughout the world, so why not make money off it and reduce the risk in it? It is simply two consenting adults exchanging a service for money. It should not be any more illegal than a plumber or maid. Also like plumbers, sex workers could also form work unions to gain more rights.
There are currently 28 legal brothels in the United States, all of which are in rural counties in Nevada. They have restrictions and are government regulated. I believe that if very restricted and regulated, prostitution would be a massive industry in the US. A major problem seen in the sex industry is the motive to be a sex worker. Many are uneducated women working voluntarily to support a drug habit. I would also argue that men and women have the right to their body. If you can get an abortion, why not.
According to the Economist.com, the international sex industry is a $20+ billion a year business I think that if there were added restrictions on age and education, prostitution would be a profitable industry. It would not only benefit the government through taxes, but also through redirecting police resources toward larger problems. Potential prostitutes should have to take a class on sex work risks, have at least an associate degree, and have no criminal record. Potential customers should have to be tested for STIs , and also not have criminal backgrounds. Sex workers should be required to use multiple forms of contraception, and have a valid license to practice prostitution. There should also be STI testing on the workers occasionally.
Sex work is already all around us, most people just are not as offended by it. If a woman has sex with a man for money, it's prostitution. If they video tape it, it becomes legal pornography. Another example would be very wealthy men. Think of all the young women that marry old men for money. What do the women get out of it? Money. What do the men get out of it? Sex. This should be just as frowned upon as prostitution, but it's not.
Is a 20-year-old woman marrying a 65-year-old man any different than prostitution? Other than "ethical/moral" reasons, why should it not be legalized?
People have the right to do whatever they want with their bodies. Who are we to tell others what to do ? If you're afraid your spouse would cheat on you then it's your problem, why blame the prostitutes ? And there are male prostitutes too, so this issue has nothing to do with gender. And why is it immoral ? Who gets to decide what's immoral and what's not ? No one forces no one to be a prostitute. Prostitution will be legalized as the human race gets smarter and more logical
Many of the arguments against legal prostitution are from an ethical or moral perspective. On this website alone I have read "it is just wrong" many times. The American Constitution does not protect morals it protects rights. We do not have the ten commandments we have the bill of rights. If people want to sell their bodies for sex they have that right, sure it's not something I would do, but who am I to impose my standards and my morals or ethics upon them. Prostitutes should have the freedom to make money any way they want to.
To legalize prostitution would lead to gender inequality. The overwhelming majority of prostitutes are women. By legalizing prostitution we openly commit ourselves to the notion that the female body is a commodity that can be bought by men for money. This will irrevocable change our perception of male and female roles in society. Also most people that prostitute themselves do so because they feel pressured into it by a number of factors (economical, trafficking, drug abuse, etc.) very few people will actively chose to become a sex worker because they enjoy the experience. Lastly a legalization would probably not remove the stigma of working as a prostitute and it would not suddenly become easy to regulate the sex trade and make it safe to those involved.
Prostitution should be legal. It is a very simple issue: the actual act, a prostitute and her customer agreeing on an exchange of money for sex, violates no one's rights, and does not directly or demonstrateably necessarily harm anyone else. Thus, it should be legal. However, some people do not seem to have clarity on the issue, and want to bring in lots of personal opinions and hogwash about how prostitution promote drug-use, violence, STDs, etc. In fact, it is anti-prostitution laws which promote all of these things.
I believe Prostitution should be legalized. First of all it's their own body they should know what they want to do with it. Second of all Prostitutes would get real bosses not "PIMPS" they will make sure they are being well taken care of. Third it won't become a "Professional" thing real ladies will respect their body. Just for the fact tha it will get legalized Ladies won't go and Disrespect themselfs. It will just help out the ones that already do it. There are some Ladies that need so much help and believe that's what they need to do. Yes it is wrong but it's up to ANYONE to do ANYTHING they want with their body. Prostitution should be Legalized
At one point in the negative argument, someone decided to bring morality into it and say that illegalisation makes the act more exhilarating. Your argument is self-contradictory. You want to abolish prostitution, but then you say that its illegality makes it better? There's something wrong with that argument. In fact, it assists the positive case. I would agree that legalising it takes the thrill out of prostitution, reducing its commonness. Isn't that a good thing, regardless of which stance you take?
Yes prostitute is indeed immoral, and shouldn't be a recommended profession. However, these claims that prostitution will lead to legal child trafficking is ridiculous. In fact, legalizing prostitution will reduce child trafficking because of the regulations that would be created. Also, people talk as if legalizing prostitution will make it a honorable profession which is not true in anyway. Prostitution will still be a last resort for most people, it won't be socially acceptable for a long time, even after legalization.
The moral fabric of society is already rottening! A wife already has to worry about her husband cheating...making this legal is not only wrong but immoral. If someone wants to be immoral they should have a legal right to do so. Would you want your daughter to think of this as a profession...because if it is made legal it could become as normal as working as a secretary! If a woman wants to be immoral and a man wants to be immoral then both should suffer the consequences of the law if caught!
I believe that prostitution should NOT be legal . What is wrong with you people , who say yes to this . Prositituion comes with alot of wrong . Murder, drugs , an sex . This should not even be a question . Have sex on your own time , not on the streets or in a strangers car . Keep it classy an less trashy .
By legalizing prostitution, you are agreeing to using women and girls as merchandise. Legalizing prostitution will give people an unsafe fall-back option and decreases the incentive for post secondary education and any real employment opportunities. With prostitution comes a high risk of exposure to street crimes, as well as violence characterized by bodily harm, health hazards and mental trauma. Prostitution promotes unsafe sex, woman inequality & is overall just immoral.
If any one of you can honestly claim that you'd be okay with your mother, sister, daughter or friend becoming a prostitute, then this world has gotten far darker than I had ever imagined. Stop arguing that women have a right to do what they want with their bodies, and start teaching them to love and respect their bodies! It makes absolutely no sense to legalize something that is morally wrong simply because the illegalization doesn't prohibit the offense. By that standard, it should be legal to shop lift. People are just going to do it anyway, right? The illegalization just makes it more exciting! We should always stick up for what's right and never give in to what is wrong because it is simpler.
I'm doing this debate in my argumentation & debate class and I'm 17. All of the research I have done proves that prostitution shouldn't be legalized. Most prostitutes are teen runaways or lead into that type of life because of sexual assault as a child and beatings. Although prostitutes sell their bodies for sex it doesn't mean they are always willing. Most cases from former prostitutes state that they have to put their minds somewhere else to think they're not having sex. They also have the risk of being raped and beaten by any person purchasing them. Legalizing prostitution will not end the violence of prostitutes and yes, it will still go on underground as it is now if it is not legalized. Second, prostitution being illegal cost taxpayers millions a year just to incarcerate them but being legal it'll also cost them big bucks to get each prostitute checked for STDs. That's probably once a month for all prostitutes . There's more reasons on why but those are just the major reasons.
Men already see women as an object. And it’s a luxury to live in a country that prohibits prostitution, especially when so many countries struggle with the increasingly troubling issue. We all know, prostitution is selling yourself as an object. Sure, all jobs hire you to do a service, what’s the difference with prostitution? The difference is the emotional turmoil. After having sex with man after man after man after man, I’m sure that it will lower your self esteem. And YES it’s your body, you can do what you want with it. If you want to commit suicide, no one should stop you! It’s YOUR body. Ever tried meth? Why not!? Do what you want to do! Does anyone feel like there’s something wrong with that? Sure, you do have the freedom and choice to do what you want to do. I think that’s beautiful, and I’m glad for it. But there is something off with being OKAY with others hurting themselves, right? You can feel it somewhere, can’t you??? And with that said, and the flow of logic being A:B B:C, then the government should legalize just about everything, as long as it doesn’t hurt the person around you. If you want to hurt yourself, then that’s fine, it just can’t hurt your neighbor. There is something seriously wrong with that. It makes me sad. And the worst thing is, the people reading this will just think I’m a self-righteous conservative. But this is something that truly bothers me in my heart. I’m not trying to make anyone feel guilty, I just want to share what I believe is true. And I feel that being okay with people objectifying themselves, well, is not okay.
Prostitution is morally wrong, but people do what pleases them either way it goes. This activity is downgrading to women, yet women make the decision to do it to their selves. It shouldn’t even be an option for a woman to sell herself to a man just because she needs the money for whatever reasons. Prostitution is a problem not only to society, but to the individuals themselves. It is morally wrong, yet we live in a immoral world. If a woman thinks this is the only way to make money, she is fooling herself and should know what her worth is. Sex trafficing would be next in line to legalize and before you know it, this world will have lost all values and humanity!
The United Nations 4th World Conference on Women Beijing 1995: 220 "Every person should be entitled to participate in, contribute to and enjoy cultural, ECONOMIC, political and SOCIAL development" Clearly, the lack of "participation" has greatly contributed to the enjoyment of such rights and the likelihood of prostitution, to say the least. Women are denied education or can not get an education for many reasons, this causes major economic disparities. Women are deprived on a social level because they are not given opportunities to partake and voice their opinions in societies where their opinions are devalued (US too). 224 "Violence against women both violates and impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of human rights and fundamental freedoms." The MAJORITY of prostitutes, if not all, endure violence from their pimps and "johns." 230 paragraph G. "all States should undertake a review of all national laws, policies, practices and procedures to ensure that they meet international human rights obligations in this matter." It is the OBLIGATION of states who have signed and ratifies human rights conventions on the protection of women's rights to abide by their obligations by changing and implementing LAWS that help to ensure the provision of rights for ALL women. Legalizing prostitution would be contrary to this purpose by eliminating and therefore violating the rights of women by legalizing the violences inflicted on them. 230 paragraph M. Prevent and eradicate "child prostitution, child pornography and other forms of sexual abuse" Prostitution already includes a "too high" number of child sexual exploitation, to legalize prostitution would be to decrease and inhibit efforts to eradicate such practices.
I can keep going on and on so let me make this easier:Declaration of the Rights of Woman 1791, The Human Rights of Women 1998, Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States 1876.
None, I repeat NONE, of these international conventions permit the legal practice of prostitution in that they demand the enforcement of human rights BY governments. To legalize it would be to separate a group of women for the purpose of VIOLATING their rights by defining them as INHUMAN.
Also, I have yet to see any convention, covenant, treaty or other legal document, both nationally and internationally, that declares the provision of sex a RIGHT to anyone. Maybe I'm just misinformed.
Sex is still primarily an act to make babies. Woman are wired to respond to it in such a way, even despite the changing gender roles. Unless the prostitutes get their tubes tied there will an explosion of kids born out of these situations - even if contraception is used properly - and how will this impact their lives? Is this the right step for the next generation?
1) Is a risk to get HIV/AIDS
2) There are other ways to earn a living
3) Women have choices
4) It is wrong to women to sell their bodies, because it is disrespectful
5) It is shame on women
6) Real men does not buy women- JT
7) As women get older, she would not be able to be a prostitute
8) Risk of dying
9) Men can rape the women
10) There is not only women who are prostitutes, there are also children who are prostitutes that have been forced into it
11) It affects society
12) Makes the women drug addict and alcoholic
13) Health problems
14) Women might die of hunger as she gets older, if she won't find any other jobs, and she would also have no one who could take care of her
15) It is not sex