Legalizing Prostitution: The Pros and Cons

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Prostitution is one of the most controversial subjects in the United States. There are many pros and cons to this subject.

First, Prostitution shouldn’t be a crime because it is a victimless crime. In no way is the prostitute committing a crime on society, of course you could argue that the spreading of diseases could be a crime. But the fact that it could happen during regular intercourse should completely nullify that argument in favor of legalizing. Criminalizing prostitution is a way for slowing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; it is not a way to confront the problem of STD’s. We saw this quite clearly in the time of alcohol prohibition in this country. “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. –Unknown

Second, prostitution should be something of free choice, not to be stopped by the government. People have sex all the time; it is a natural part of human nature. Why should something like that be controlled and stopped? It’s okay for a woman to have sex with a man she hardly knows after he buys her dinner and drinks or jewelry or other trinkets, why is cash currency treated so differently? Prostitution should be a business where a service is offered for a price. Although that has yet to be proven, prostitution is a business that is recession proof. If a movie theater can withstand a recession prostitution should be better off. Instead of the benefits of a criminal, with prostitution a legal business, prostitutes can have all the benefits of a working citizen. Unions would probably be the best enforcer of the industry. They would help ensure that under the radar would stay off the streets.

Third, the physical health of prostitutes and their clients would be at a much smaller risk if prostit...

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... just accept that it has and always will happen and instead of trying to force it away, just take it in and do what you can to make it safe. Instead of putting millions of dollars into stopping this consensual act, the money saved and made from the legalization of prostitution can be spent on fighting child prostitution. Prostitution has overcome every attempt by man to abolish it and even now we can’t stop it. Prostitution has become one of the most common trades throughout the world. Many poor countries have turned to prostitution as an outlet from their economic difficulties. It is the easiest from of labor for those who do not have a proper education or the economic background to join the legal labor force. Many men and women have found this line of work to be extremely rewarding in monetary aspects. The popularity of prostitution is not seen as a huge surprise.
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