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Disadvantages Of Prostitution

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This study aims to explore the concept of prostitution as a sex crime in a holistic context. The main focus of the research is on legalising prostitution and its acceptability within the society of Britain. The research additionally analysis many aspects of prostitution and endeavours to gauge its advantages and disadvantages. Conclusively the research expects to find arguments for and against reasons to legalise prostitution or not.

Prostitution; commonly called ‘The world’s oldest profession’ morally deprecated in virtually all societies. Prostitution has taken on many definitions as it relates to sex for hire. Some define it explicitly within social or legal terms and parameters; others define prostitution as “at most only a marginal type of vice.” Historically, the vast majority of definitions of prostitution have been sex-categorical or fixated on adult female prostitution. Today these definitions have expanded to include adolescent female prostitution, boy prostitution, adult male prostitution, homo-sexual prostitution, bisexual prostitution and even prostitution by phone and online services.
Sociological definitions
Definitions of prostitution are generally divided into two types: social definitions and legal definitions. Sociologists have regularly defined prostitution as sexual relations characterized by payment, barter, promiscuity and emotional indifference.
Politics.co.uk (2012) defines prostitution as:
The offering and provision of sexual services for financial gain. In the UK, Prostitution itself is not illegal but there are a number of offences linked to it. For example it is an offence to control a prostitute for gain, or to keep a brothel. Prostitution has a close affinity with a host of other important social ...

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...c for a variety of reasons, main problem being deciding on how to gather data. Authorities base their data on arrests or prosecutions and never gaining a precise statistic due to much prostitution taking place incognito.
The laws around prostitution are complicated, one consenting adult paying another for sex is not illegal, therefor a woman that works on her own in her own house charging people for sex is not breaking the law, But it is almost impossible to carry out prostitution legally due to the laws that exist around it. Brothels (massage parlours) a place that more than one person works are illegal, even if they work different times or days. It is also illegal to benefit from controlling or coercing others into the sex industry, including massage parlour managers receptionists and pimps. Advertising for sexual services is also illegall but legal to advertise
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