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Prostitution : Prostitution And Prostitution

- ... Web. 28 Apr. 2015.) There is a huge gender divide in prostitution-related arrests, for example, in Massachusetts 70% prostitutes are arrested for only 30% of johns and these trends are similar nationally in the US.(McKim, Jenifer, and Michael Bottari. "Huge Gender Divide in Prostitution-related Arrests." New England Center for Investigative Reporting. N.p., 05 Oct. 2014. Web. 24 May 2015.) We can clearly see that having prostitution criminalized and illegal has not been effective or might have made situations worse because neither does it hit the root cause of it nor does it work towards suppressing its symptoms....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Rape, Sex trade]

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Prostitution in Canada

- Canada is a nation renown as a liberal-leaning, forward nation; promoting the advancement of women in all parts of the world. However, it is a nation guilty of punishing women for the circumstances in which they find themselves with laws showing an antiquated view on the issue of prostitution—one that prosecutes sex workers instead of those who take advantage of women’s situations and buy sexual services. BY examining the origins of current-day laws concerning prostitution in Canada and looking at European legislation as well as its successes and failures made it is possible to find a middle ground that will suit Canada should it ever decide to change its laws concerning pr...   [tags: Prostitution]

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Prostitution in Thailand

- Prostitution has always been a worldwide problem for hundred years, especially in Thailand. Thai prostitution is now one of the industries that make millions of money to Thailand in a year. The attention to most of the tourists has been given directly to the nightlife here or prostitution rather than the quality of our own natural attractions such as beaches, mountains, or even a shopping facility in Thailand which is being considered as one of the great shopping paradises in South East Asia. Prostitution is an act of violence and should be banned....   [tags: Prostitution]

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The Global Problem of Prostitution

- The exploitation of prostitution is considered to be one of a serious global issue in most of the countries around the world. Also, the number of prostitution is increasing tremendously each year and seems to be more serious than the past centuries. However, yet very few to none of the countries have completely solved this problem. Saudi Arabia and Netherlands are two examples of the countries that prostitution is still considered to be a problem that the government of both countries cannot ignore....   [tags: Prostitution]

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The Legalization Of Prostitution And Prostitution

- ... Constant discusses how the government should be devoted to civic virtue, not solely moral virtue because people disagree on morals; his argument applies to prostitutes. The government should encourage civic virtue for those within the industry and the people buying the sex, instead of declaring the act of prostitution immoral, which could be argued by non-Christians. “For legislators make the citizens good by forming habits in them…” (Aristotle 952). Some may argue it is the job of the government to make prostitution illegal to try and form good habits in them....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Rape]

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Outlaw Poverty, Not Prostitution

- Prostitution is famously known as “the world’s oldest profession.” Lots of scholars like to nitpick this and say that hunting or gathering actually deserves that title, but the fact remains that it is currently and historically ubiquitous: all ancient and modern cultures have had their own form of prostitution, from ancient Greece and the Aztecs to modern-day America. For example, the ancient Greek historian Herodotus in his Histories talks about ancient Mesopotamians practicing sacred or “temple prostitution,” a worship practice that enacts symbolic marriage between a god and a goddess with humans representing the deities....   [tags: Prostitution]

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Is Prostitution A Choice?

- ... Those who argue that prostitution should remain criminalized claim that the legalization has no service for the prostituted; instead it only benefits the brothels, the pimps and the johns. They also fear that as a byproduct of the decriminalization human trafficking cases would increase drastically. On the other side, Amnesty international along with UNAIDS, Human Rights Watch and other organizations are advocating for the decriminalization of prostitution. These organizations want the sex workers to experience less violence and to not be afraid of persecuting their pimps....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking]

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Argumentative Essay About Prostitution And Prostitution

- ... By lifting the limitations to prostitution and giving the government the control, we could see significant lower health risks that are easily avoidable and give the rights to women and men that chose this line of work. Because who’s right is it anyway to say what job is moral or what job is not. (Transition) Legalizing prostitution will better the safety for women and men. In red light districts, where prostitution is legal and supervised by the government, plans are implemented to give the women and male prostitutes condoms, birth control, counseling, and most importantly super vision by people that care instead are only worried about making a buck off someone....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Sex industry]

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Legalizing Prostitution: The Pros and Cons

- 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....   [tags: Prostitution, USA, ]

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The Harmful Effects of Juvenile Prostitution

- Juvenile prostitution is a great problem and not many people are aware of it. In some cases juvenile prostitution start as a voluntary act but in other cases there are grills ho are being kidnap just with the purpose of selling them for sex. I personally pick to inform you about juvenile prostitution because I am interested in making a difference in our teenager’s world I want them to walk freely on the street. I am tired of seeing how people take advantage of inoffensive and inexperience teenagers....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, Prostitution, Criminal Just]

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Why Prostitution Should Be Legal

- Why should prostitution be legal. Can anybody tell me what is considered to be the world's most ancient profession. (doesn't require education, mostly involves women) Some researchers confirm that prostitution is indeed the most ancient profession, while others argue with it; however, everybody agrees that trading sex for money has existed for quite a while. According to Wikipedia, prostitution began in the 21st century BC in Near East, most likely as a religious custom, and was practiced by Greeks, Romans, China and other ancient civilizations....   [tags: Prostitution, Argument]

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Legalization of Prostitution

- Though illegal in the United States, prostitution is still a strongly prevalent crime happening all across the nation. Currently, a person participating in the crime of prostitution will be charged with a misdemeanor (Liberator 2). People every single day are being charged with a misdemeanor for this specific crime. Statistically, it may even seem like this crime is being caught more often than other, more extreme crimes. Prostitution is a strongly enforced crime that costs America large sums of money (Chittom 1)....   [tags: Prostitution, Health, Safety, Rights]

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Legalization of Prostitution

- Prostitution, considered one of the oldest professions in the world, was legal until 1915 when most states passed laws making it illegal. One of the main reasons for the prohibition of prostitution was to keep soldiers out of the brothels so they would stay focused on the war. After WWII, lawmakers left the prohibition laws in place instead of repealing them. Prostitution should be legal, regulated, and taxed. This would increase the quality of police protection, reduce waste in the judicial system, decrease the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, and increase federal tax revenue....   [tags: Prostitution Should Be Legal]

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Legalization of Prostitution

- Prostitution can be defined as the performance of sexual acts for payment (Sheldin 2014). It is the oldest profession in the history of the world. It has been present in most civilizations that have ever existed. In the U.S.A prostitution is illegal except in certain counties in Nevada. Prostitutes are convicted if caught for exercising their profession. However, why are they being punished. Most prostitutes do not choose that life but are enrolled in it by pimps who take advantage of the unfortunate circumstances of young women’s lives....   [tags: Prostitution, STD, brothels]

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Decriminalization of Prostitution

- Patty Kelly’s article, “Enough already, it’s time we decriminalize prostitution”, takes the reader into a fascinating behind the scene look into one of Mexico’s legalized brothels. Although it is apparent that her research and investigation into this social experiment are well defined, it is too narrow a focus to gather all the required information to support her argument. Kelly begins with a half hazard analysis of Elliot Spitzer infidelity, then continues down the path that is far too laser like to see the overall effect on these women; failing to see these prostitutes as real people with hearts and souls....   [tags: Prostitution, Crime, Effects]

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Prostitution in Hong Kong

- Table of Contents Page Introduction------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 Overall situation around the world------------------------------------------------------------------3 Situation in Hong Kong----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4 Main issue addressed-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 Situation in particular countries; and How if Hong Kong adopt policies from them---------------------------------------------------------7 Conclusion------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10 R...   [tags: Prostitution Essays]

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The Debate Over the Legalization of Prostitution

- Prostitution is an age old profession that has dominated several civilizations throughout the centuries, such as ancient Rome and Ephesus. In modern European cultures, several countries have come to the conclusion that legalized prostitution is the best option for those specific countries. In the United States, the debate over prostitution has questioned the dangers of prostitution, the legal rights of the prostitutes, what could be gained through the legalization of prostitution, and whether or not the United States’ government should regulate this controversial field to improve the standards of health and conditions in the industry....   [tags: prostitution, prostitutes, sex]

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The Effects of Decriminalizing Prostitution in Canada

- The Effects of Decriminalizing Prostitution in Canada In 2007, three prostitutes, Terri-Jean Bedford, Amy Lebovitch, and Valerie Scott came to the Canadian government to challenge the current prostitution laws after pending charges were laid against them for illegal acts prostitution (Chez Stella, 2013). The Bedford Case has opened up a debate on whether prostitution should be decriminalized in Canada. Through my research, I offer a comparative analysis of four approaches to prostitution, which aid in illustrating the effects that decriminalization would have on prostitutes, and women as a whole....   [tags: Canadian Government, Prostitution Laws]

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Prostitution Should Be Legal For Society

- Prostitution is a topic many don’t like to talk about. There are many different opinions and misconceptions about this type of work. First, there are various women who’ve been missing for long periods and police don’t take prostitution cases seriously. Secondly, prostitutes are at risk of violence by their own clients and can face harmful situations. Lastly prostitutes have a significantly high exposure to STDs especially if protection isn’t used. Many may disagree and believe that prostitution may actually be good for society....   [tags: Prostitution, Sexual intercourse, Rape]

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The Issue Of Legalization Of Prostitution

- ... Drug use and prostitution are two crimes that statistically go hand in hand according to a survey conducted by George Yacoubian on 100 female arrestees. Yacoubian’s study shows that the crimes that were most common among females who were addicted to drugs at the time of their arrest were the sale of drugs at 82%, and prostitution at 83%. Many alcohol and drug addicts require medical intervention in order to overcome their addictions, and without some form of intervention, the potential for them to recover from the addiction decreases dramatically....   [tags: Human trafficking, Prostitution, Rape]

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Prostitution: Should It Be Legal?

- The oldest occupation in history, prostitution is one of the only occupations in which those who practice it are not protected by law in many first world countries. That however, sets the stage for disaster; women can get beaten and raped but will not report it out of fear of getting arrested themselves. To protect prostitutes and their patrons, voluntary prostitution of those over the age of eighteen in inevitable and must be legalized. Prostitution is highly controversial, many claiming that the legalization would lead to more prostitution, which would therefore be a larger disgrace to society....   [tags: prostitution, prostitutes, sex trade]

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The Benefits of Legalizing Prostitution

- Prostitution is one of the most controversial subjects in the United States. There are many pros and cons to this subject. Should prostitution be legalized. Or should it stay illegal with no chance of becoming decriminalized. Some researchers confirm that prostitution is indeed the most ancient profession, while others argue with it; however, everybody agrees that trading sex for money has existed for quite a while. Prostitution is still a part of modern society. The fact speaks for itself, as there will always be a demand for the services that it provides, prostitution will exist in some form no matter what....   [tags: prostitution, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Sex Trade: Slavery and Prostitution

- Individuals around the world are faced with inhumane treatments and conditions daily. “Traffickers use force, fraud or coercion, including techniques such as containment, beatings, rape, confiscation of documents, debt bondage, false owners of employment, and threats of harm” in order to maintain control over their slaves (Potocky, 2010). Sex trade is a global problem presently and will increase throughout the world if nothing is done to prevent and eliminate it. Sex slavery is a type of prostitution in which the trafficker’s make an increased profit through the solicitation of slaves....   [tags: legal issues, slavery, prostitution]

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The Violence And Legalized Brothel Prostitution

- ... When sex work is a legitimate trade, law enforcement would be able to have the sex workers as allies in the fight against trafficking. Sex workers are in the position to be able to obtain knowledge that would benefit the law enforcement agencies. Sex workers have a unique view from their side of the work, a view and insight that would be greatly beneficial to the fight again human trafficking. Some people fear that decriminalization of sex work would to the opposite and the trafficking would increase....   [tags: Prostitution, Sex industry]

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Is Prostitution A Punishable Crime No Matter?

- ... Cracking down on solicitors of children will help reduce the demand which in turn will decrease the supply. Harsher punishments for those trafficking and soliciting children will also help reduce the supply/demand of children. What laws are out there to protect our children. The Trafficking Victims Act of 2000 (often referenced as TPVA) is supposed to effectively punish those who partake in sex trafficking and work to protect the victims of this act. “TVPA is necessary because existing laws often fail to protect victims of trafficking, and because victims are often illegal immigrants in the destination country, they are repeatedly punished more harshly than the traffickers themselves.”...   [tags: Human trafficking, Prostitution, Punishment]

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Prostitution As A Job For Women

- ... The founding fathers of socialism are highly against the idea of prostitution itself. Marx (1844) believed that prostitution is only a specific expression of the general prostitution of the labourers. Marx sees prostitutes as victims of the capitalist system and that the abolition of prostitution is necessary to end capitalism. Marx (1998) claimed the bourgeoisie seeks private gain from prostitution and as prostitution is yet another form of labourer, the proletarians are constantly suppressed by capitalism....   [tags: Prostitution, Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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The Various Viewpoints on Prostitution

- Is prostitution wrong. Is it possible to stop prostitution entirely. The debate on whether prostitution should be legalized in the United Sates is not a new one. On the topic of prostitution different ideas such as morality and freedom of choice come to play. The differing of opinions on whether prostitution should be legalized in the United States vary greatly, but generally they fall into three categories: anti-prostitution, decriminalization, and pro-legalization.   The viewpoints that are the most vehemently opposed to legalizing prostitution in the United States stem from religious ideals....   [tags: Social Issues, Legal Issues, Prostitution]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

- ... According to Deborah C. England a litigator that has published many articles on civil rights law. States in an article on the legalization of prostitution in Nevada, “Although prostitution is legal. And, as noted above, outside of licensed brothels in the eight counties where it is legal, prostitution is a crime. Even in the counties where prostitution is legal, there are limits on brothel location and who may work with them” (England). England’s point is that even though Nevada does allow prostitution, they have very strict rules for it....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking]

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Prostitution: Should A Change Be Made?

- ... “Roughly half of the street prostitutes in Washington, D.C., and New York City are HIV-positive. In Newark, New Jersey, the estimate is that close to 60% of all prostitutes carry the AIDS virus (Cite2).” But on the other side of the country, in the state of Nevada, where prostitution is legal and regulated, there has never been a single state-licensed prostitute who has tested positive for HIV or AIDS since 1989. This only can suggest that the legalization of prostitution can and will improve the cleanliness of the entire industry by reducing the amount of diseases carried by sex workers drastically....   [tags: immoral, sexual activity, legal prostitution]

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Should Prostitution Be Legal?

- Tommy Zheng Eng 112 Amolsch 7/22/14 Legalizing Prostitution The phrase “sex sells” has been circulating in the media for a long time. The origin behind this phrase dates back to ancient times to the oldest profession: prostitution. Prostitution is defined as the act of providing sexual services to a person in exchange for money, goods or other services (Trifiolis 1). For as long back as we have records, evidence can be found of people “selling sex” for some sort of gain (History, par. 1). Prostitution has been around for centuries....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Law]

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Prostitution Is A Blessing Or A Curse

- 2459256 Unit 2 essay option Two There is sex-positive prostitution and sex-negative prostitution; therefore, prostitution can be a blessing or a curse. From an empowering point of view, women may pursue a “career” in prostitution, making enormous sums of money. However, there is a much darker side where women are promised golden opportunities in more opportunistic areas and upon their arrival, they are forced into a billion-dollar sex trade, where they become sexual slaves (Jeffreys 4). In a very sexualized and gendered world, women are often viewed as sex objects, regarded primarily for their “assets.” Ultimately, prostitution can benefit women, such as in the Netherlands, yet it is harmf...   [tags: Human trafficking, Prostitution, Rape, Slavery]

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Prostitution Is A Blessing And A Curse

- ... In this sense, women can take advantage of a very sexualized world where women are regarded highly for sexual pleasure. Furthermore, Ruth Jacobs describes in her article, As Stigma Remains, One Sex-Worker Works to Correct the Myths that “many sex-workers say they are willing to engage in this work because they can earn more than they would be able to in other jobs” (Jacobs). From my observation, these women were very willing participants and did not seem in any way forced into the trade. We also learned while we were visiting that such a trade is highly controlled and monitored by the government....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Rape, Slavery]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

- ... Crime, another major factor that plays a part in prostitution. How may you ask. Simple the moment a client pays for their services, (sex) they are breaking the law. What if prostitution were legalized, would things be safer. Would crime decrease. The answer to these questions is yes. Crimes like prostitution, rape, and violence will decrease if prostitution was a legitimate business. According to Melanie Reid, "There is no doubt that deadly violence against sex workers is a recurring social pattern....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Rape]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

- What would happen if prostitution were to become legal in the United States. There have been many debates of whether that prostitution should be legalized in the U.S. since some countries have allowed it. With that said, prostitution should be able to help further us in the U.S such as life improvement, economic advantage, and decrease in sexual transmitted diseases. Legalizing prostitution in this world will solve problems that it has been given throughout its time in history. Prostitution is the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money....   [tags: Prostitution, Sexual intercourse, Rape]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

- “I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, and wholesome things that money can buy.” I am a strong believer that each and every person should have the right to his/her own body and therefore have done extensive and authentic research, to prove the opinion and theories stated by me today to be true and coherent. Prostitution should be legalized simply because it would reduce violence against women and it’s just a job. All jobs in America should have labor rights. Legalizing prostitution, could help fight against human trafficking, make sex safer, and save other hard workers money....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Rape]

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The Ethics Of Decriminalized Prostitution

- ... By keeping prostitution criminalized, America is trapping sex workers in dangerous, unhealthy situations. Endangering citizens blatantly violates basic human ethics. Maintaining laws against prostitution prevents prostitutes from taking necessary safety precautions; thus criminalized prostitution violates ethics. On the other hand, Alexander continues on to describe how harm reduction programs in Australia and the Netherlands have been reducing STI’s (Alexander). Decriminalizing prostitution allows for sex workers to access health services, and control over their situations....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Sex industry]

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Should Prostitution Be Legal?

- Prostitution is a word that is not unknown us, and many of us are more than familiar with it. It isn 't a secret that it exists, so why is the concept so highly misunderstood. We don 't typically hear any discussions about the profession. Most of the time, we hear teens throwing around the word "whore" at anyone who dares to wear promiscuous clothing. The definition of prostitution is that a person offers sex for the transaction of money, goods, or services. Believe it or not, many sex workers are proud of what they do, and they earn an honest day 's worth in their book....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Rape]

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Prostitution Of The Free Market

- ... They frequently practiced the arts of dance, music, poetry, and calligraphy. As well as sexual acts, oiran were required to be well educated to participate in sophisticated conversation. The fashions derived from the industry often set trends amongst the other women in Japan. Prostitution is illegal in Japan modern day, although the classification doesn’t cover two adults who make a “private agreement”. Throughout the Middle Ages prostitution was an evolving term. Legislation was passed to address prostitution, but the classification was to loose to categorize anyone definitively(Rollo-Koster)....   [tags: Prostitution, Human sexuality, Human trafficking]

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Prostitution And The United States

- Prostitution is defined in the Oxford dictionary as the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment. Laws restricting prostitution are an example of sex discrimination by the government. The price of these laws comes with the cost of the basic rights and freedoms of the people involved. The criminalization of prostitution has pushed sellers to the streets and lead to moral discrimination and violence toward them. Despite the negative connotations, prostitution should be legalized in the United States because regulation would reduce the safety and health and moral issues associated with it while also financially benefitting the government....   [tags: Prostitution, Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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Prostitution Is Harmful And Abusive

- ... By her late teens, she turned to cocaine for comfort. For seven years she was psychologically destroyed, had zero confidence in herself, and now has no desire to return to that lifestyle. There are some advocates who argue that women in prostitution sell sex as consenting adults. But those who do are a relatively privileged minority — primarily white, middle-class women in escort agencies — not remotely representative of the global majority. Moran expresses that decriminalizing sex trade will only entitle the purchase of sex to men and protect the pimps....   [tags: Prostitution, Sexual intercourse, Sex industry]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

- ... In the modern world, prostitution is becoming a vital problem for many countries. The number of sex workers is increasing over time, spanning in various ages and even gender when male prostitution is no longer a strange thing [Figure 1]. Besides, prostitution also varies in several types like street prostitution, brothels and masseuses. Therefore, managing prostitution is getting harder by the time which leads to various health and moral effects to people. Many people believe that legalizing prostitution might be a solution for the circumstance but this should be examined carefully....   [tags: Prostitution, Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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The United States Should Legalize Prostitution

- Imagine a world where your basic human needs and desires are not being met. Each day you sink further into a vacuity of spiraling self-deprecation and hatred. You lose all sight of your self-esteem, both physical and sexual. In 1970, Abraham Maslow published his completed hierarchy of needs, providing undeniable evidence that sexual stimulation is necessary for proper human functioning and self-esteem (McLeod). Sex, a basic physiological and psychological need, which is essential to the proper development of the psyche, has been reviled as base and ‘impure’ for hundreds of years....   [tags: Pro Prostitution Essay]

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The Difference Between Legalizing and Decimalizing Prostitution

- When looking at legalized prostitution you see safer and healthier women, and shouldn’t that always be the point of everything we do. To answer this question it is important that you understand what prostitution is. As defined by the Merriam –Webster dictionary prostitution is “the act of having sex in exchange for money”. In most of the United States prostitutes or sex workers work on the streets, shady alleys or what some would refer to as “crack houses”. Prostitution is sometimes referred to as the longest standing profession, and what is very clear is that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon....   [tags: legalizing prostitution, sex workers]

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Should Prostitution Be Legal?

- When it comes to the topic of legalizing prostitution, some of us will readily agree that it is the oldest profession that involves money rather than the historic hunter and gather. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of the safety of the man or woman selling their body for financial gain. Though I concede that prostitution can be dangerous, I still insist that legalizing prostitution would not only benefit the men and women involved, it would also be a financial gain to the government....   [tags: Prostitution, Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

- The word “prostitute” comes from the “Latin term meaning 'to set forth in public ' or 'to be exposed for sale’” (Carrasquillo, 2014, p 701). “Prostitute” today, refers to someone who participates in sexual acts in exchange for money. Prostitution has been labeled as the “world 's oldest profession” but, where exactly did it originate. There have been several studies that indicate prostitution to predate humans. Tesla Carrasquillo noted that “primates have been observed offering sexual services in exchange for food or to avoid an attack” (as cited in Carrasquillo, 2014, p....   [tags: Prostitution, Sex industry, Human trafficking]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

- ... Picard makes a valid point that prohibition never worked, so why would prohibiting prostitution work. Therefore, they will most likely do it regardless. Picard makes a point that we should focus on the causes of prostitution instead of making prostitutes the criminal. Thus, when we solve isolation, loneliness, and making money from sex will go a long way with protecting the prostitutes. Thirdly, making prostitution legal would make it just another job. Picard also states that “sex workers in countries such as New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Germany, where sex work is not a crime benefit from health and safety laws, up to and including police protection, and health care just like any ot...   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Sex industry]

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Prostitution And Its Effects On Society

- Prostitution is one of the most controversial social issues in today’s day and age, since it is unclear what is the correct stance on it. Ever since the instantiation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982, there has been constant fall out surrounding the legitimacy of prostitution within Canada (law source). Prostitution is the act of engaging in sexual services with another person in exchange for money; it is illegal in some countries while others regulate it. In Canada the purchasing of sex is illegal however the selling of it is not, thereby giving it a paralegal status (law source)....   [tags: Prostitution, Sex trade, Sex industry, Law]

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Sodomy and Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century London

- Sodomy and prostitution had similar public status in eighteenth-century London, and are vices that have likely existed since the humans began living in collective societies. Social and legal perceptions of these two acts, or lifestyles, have varied greatly through time and culture. The legal and social perceptions of sodomy and prostitution in eighteenth-century London were studied extensively by Randolph Trumbach of Baruch College, City University of New York and written about in his article “Sex, Gender, and Sexual Identity in Modern Culture: Male Sodomy and Female Prostitution in Enlightenment London.” Enlightenment London was a crucial time in social development because the ideas of mar...   [tags: sodomy, prostitution, randolph trumbach]

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Attitudes Towards Prostitution : Is It An Ideological Issue?

- Expósito, Francisca. Moya Morales, Miguel C. Valor-Segura, Inmaculada. “Attitudes Towards Prostitution: Is It An Ideological Issue?” Journal: The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context. Volume: 3 Issue: 2. 2011. 159-176. Print. 10 Oct. 2015. This is a case study done by the Psychology Department at the University of Granada, Granada, Spain. The authors are psychologist at this university and over saw the study that was done by trained research analysists. The research was done to see how the attitudes of prohibitionist were compared to people who are in favor of legalization of prostitution....   [tags: Prostitution, Sex industry, Human trafficking]

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Should the United States Legalize Prostitution?

- Prostitution in its legal sense is defined as sexual intercourse of some kind in exchange for some kind of payment, usually money (Adriaenssens and Hendrickx 665; Perer 826).As of 2013, there are an estimated 1 million to 2 million prostitutes active in the world wide sex work industry today (Adriaenssens and Hendrickx 666). Prostitution is illegal in the United States; however, many experts think that should change. Most European and Asian countries have legalized prostitution (Agustín 74). Some believe that the legalization of prostitution could increase economic stature, decrease sexual violence, and decrease the amount of sexually transmitted diseases spread (Agustin 76; Bruckert and Han...   [tags: prostitution, human trafficking, sex industry]

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Analysis of Child Prostitution over the World

- Forced child prostitution is all over the world. However, I am talking specifically about human trafficking overseas. This is one of the most known places for Child Prostitution. Children are being snatched and forced to do drugs and sell their bodies to make money for the pimp’s. This is an issue to our country because our children are being kidnapped. We really can’t do much here because they are extremely hard to find. When you’re running a business like this you have to make sure you never get caught because if they find you, there will be hell to pay....   [tags: human trafficking, prostitution, sex traffick]

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Prostitution, The World 's Oldest Profession

- ... The best way to address the issue of human trafficking directly is to ensure that people stuck in the trade are provided with viable exit strategies by the government (Kristof SR9). Ensuring the legality of sex work would all but eliminate the fear of turning to the police for help to escape a trafficking ring. As the law currently stands, workers caught in the trade are at risk of punishment for selling sex. This backwards law forces many prostitutes to choose between staying in the trade and being punished by the police....   [tags: Prostitution, Sex industry, Human trafficking]

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Legalizing Prostitution

- Catherine Smith is a single 42 year old woman with two children. Her job as a secretary is no longer sufficient enough to cover her bills. She does not have a college degree and her job will not cover any part of tuition if she does decide to attend college. One night, while coming home late from work, she noticed women walking around on the street counting their earnings for the night. That is when she acquired the idea to become a prostitute. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines prostitution as the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations in exchange for money....   [tags: Prostitution, Sex, Security]

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Juvenile Prostitution Crimes

- Juvenile prostitution could be define as the time in which a teenage under the age of 18 engage in sexual activities in exchange of money, property, or for mainly other reason than satisfy one emotional or sexual needs. When we think of juvenile prostitution we usually think that these grills sell their self for pleasure or because they want to but, the reality is that this crime is escalating to a level that our teenagers are becoming like slave in the 2009 this crime is getting worst and our community is not concern that this people are usually tacking our teenagers to prostitute them....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, criminal justice, crimes, ]

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An Encounter with Prostitution

- An Encounter with Prostitution It was a busy Saturday afternoon at the Sea-tec Mall, many different people walking in and out of the large department stores and inside the interior of the mall. However, the vast majority of people walking among the mall were groups of young teenage girls. The mall has become the major hangout for teenagers, where both males and females roam to show themselves off to people of the opposite sex. I noticed two girls at the food court, where they were in line waiting to buy coffee from Starbucks....   [tags: Prostitutes Prostitution Descriptive Essays]

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Should The Demand For Prostitution During The 2014 World Cup?

- In fact, strong evidence even suggests that the demand for prostitution during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil actually decreased. A research group associated with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro wrote, “The Observatory of Prostitution,” and conducted over 2,000 hours of field research. They reported, “Among 279 sex venue addresses mapped in the city of Rio de Janeiro before the World Cup, only 16 have demonstrated an increase in sex workers and tourists. All of the other points in the city are practically empty, with women complaining about the loss of clients and income during World Cup.” There is a nearly universal rebuttal by activists from these organizations after they are pres...   [tags: Human trafficking, Prostitution, Slavery]

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Prostitution in the 19th and 20th Centuries

- During the late 19th- and early 20th century, the nature of society forced the working class women of America to take advantage of any means to support themselves, including prostitution. Each woman had to decide herself which work option best supported her financially. During this time, women had limited options as far as work was concerned. As time went on, more and more women were forced to work, because they had no husband and no other means of building up a dowry for a husband. By 1910 the wage labor force was made up of about 20% of women as young as fourteen....   [tags: Prostitute Prostitution]

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Illegal Drug Use, Illegal Prostitution, and Money Laundering

- The discussion of legalizing certain illegal drug like marijuana for personal use or prostitution to help stimulate the economy is one of the worst ideas ever. It was also said that it will eliminate money laundering problem. By keeping illegal drugs, prostitution, and money laundering illegal will prevent criminals from exploiting the poor and unfortunate people. This will also prevent the “paid” rape of all genders, it will also detour people from becoming an addict, thus eliminating the increase of money laundering....   [tags: marijuana, prostitution, crime]

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Pornography And Prostitution Are Both Professions Of A Sexual And Contradiction Nature

- ... Pornography is not selling sex as most would assume. It is selling an erotic performance. The consumer purchases a movie, dvd, or video of a sexual performance and this leads to the consumer engaging in erotic pleasure on their own. The consumer is not paying to have sex with anyone or with the actors or actresses in the film. Despite prostitution being included in the sex industry, it is still looked as a taboo and still is selling sex with a person rather than a sexual performance. In the porn industry, you are not selling sex but the display of sexual organs or activity....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Sex worker]

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Child Prostitution in America

- Introduction Child prostitution in America is increasingly popular. It is necessary to change this situation, because it is immoral. Child prostitution is one of the most serious social problems in America. History Of Prostitution Beginning about 1910, religious and civic organizations in the U.S. developed a nationwide campaign against both the immorality of prostitution and its relationship to sexually transmitted disease. On the federal level, Congress passed the White Slave Traffic Act forbidding the interstate transport of women and girls for immoral purposes....   [tags: prostitution in USA]

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Why Prostitution Should Make It Better And Safer For Prostitutes

- ... Also, those individuals who are against the decriminalization of prostitution did not clearly address that there are some women who are happy with being sex workers. • New Zealand has decriminalized prostitution for those 18 years and older. Prostitutes can work at brothels, at homes or on the street if they wish in New Zealand. Countries seeking to make prostitution legal look to New Zealand for a model. However, Sweden has criminalized prostitution in that they target the buyers. The documentary showed authorities in Sweden taking surveillance of buyers who sought prostitutes....   [tags: Prostitution, Sex industry, Human sexuality]

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Sex Work and the Law: A Critical Analysis of Four Policy Approaches to Adult Prostitution

- Throughout Sex Work and the Law: A Critical Analysis of Four Policy Approaches to Adult Prostitution Frances Shaver discusses the need for change for women working as prostitutes. Shaver explains the ongoing problem surrounding prostitution in Canada and provides four possible ways to resolve the issue in her work. Three well thought out points Shaver writes about are the health benefits as well as personal safety for the women in the sex industry. She also touches base on the decriminalization of prostitution and the impacts it will have on nearby neighborhoods and the residents as well as a few other topics....   [tags: social issues, prostitution]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Collateral Consequences : The Effect Of Decriminalizing Prostitution On Women 's Equality

- In recent years, the legality of prostitution has been part of discussion in Canada. As with any controversial topic, individuals are entitled to their own opinion. One such individual, Danielle K. Lewchuk attempts to convery her point of view in her article “Collateral Consequences: The Effects of Decriminalizing Prostitution on Women’s Equality in Business” which was published through the University of Victoria in British Columbia, in the Journal APPEAL: Review of Current Law and Law Reform. Since, APPEAL is a Law published through the University of Victoria in British Columbia....   [tags: Prostitution, Sex industry, Sex worker]

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Legalize Prostitution

- One of the oldest legal debates comes from one of the world's oldest profession, prostitution, there is no denying that the sex industry has taken international dimensions and is recognized as an economic motor for many countries. As countries around the world debate the merits of legalizing or at least decriminalizing prostitution. The following questions should be addressed. Would legalization reduce some of the inequalities and abuse suffered by the women involved. On the other hand, by legitimizing prostitution, would society reverse decades of work to promote human rights and improve the status of women....   [tags: It's Time for Legalized Prostitution]

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Prostitution : A Controversial Issue Of Prostitution

- The very controversial issue of prostitution is one that has been a reoccurring problem all over the world for centuries. Prostitution is something that needs to be worked on in order to be resolved. Women are not given the same opportunities as men but are instead dragged into or kidnapped into prostitution rings/cartels. Prostitution should be illegal however there needs to be a more in depth focus on women’s rights towards their bodies, sex trafficking, and the transmission of HIV and aids through prostitution....   [tags: AIDS, Sexual intercourse, HIV]

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Prostitution in Japan: A Young Body Worth a Profit

- Prostitution in Japan: A Young Body Worth a Profit At a street corner, a young girl around the age of seventeen, dressed in a navy blue school uniform and white socks, stands looking vacantly into the street. After a few minutes a middle-aged man approaches the girl and offers to take her out to an expensive dinner; in addition, he offers her a satisfying amount of pocket money. With a shy, quivering glance and a sweet smile the girl graciously takes the man’s arm. On the corner of areas like Shibuya, a central Tokyo entertainment district, popular with Tokyo’s younger generation the scenario described has become a common and casual rendezvous (Moffett, "Little Women" 48)....   [tags: Social Sex Prostitution Essays]

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Is Prostitution a Sin?

- How do you define the word “prostitution”. Is this only a business of selling or buying of sex. Researcher said that it is beyond the physical act between a men and women for money. Abolitionist came up with many ideas to prohibit the prostitution business but they could not make it happen. In ancient era, there were women who were treated like prostitutes called concubines and now they are called sex workers. Prostitution started centuries ago and still it is going on. Although prostitution is illegal in most part of the world, the number of sex workers is increasing gradually....   [tags: Selling, Buying Sex, Sin, Crime, Legality]

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The Conflict of Prostitution

- You’re skimming through the “for sale” ads online, just wasting time in hopes to find something that will fulfill your every need. You skim across an ad that offers whatever you want, all you have to do is pay the right price. Would you do it. Would you pay. Do you think twice. Because that’s exactly what happens every day when men and women seek sexual favors. It starts with a want, and ends with a dollar sign. It’s prostitution. In today’s society, the debatable conflict of prostitution definitely affects individuals in a negative way; however, there are positive aspects to such an issue as well....   [tags: History, Pros, Cons]

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The Legalization of Prostitution

- Prostitution, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations especially for money. This line of work has been argued over for many years in order to decide whether or not it should become legalized. These arguments about prostitution have led it to become a widely spread controversial topic. Prostitution is considered to be religiously unethical, against moral integrity, and it encourages human trafficking. However, it should be legalized because it is a human’s right to control their own body, it gives the government more control over the sex industry, and it provides a service that has the ability to bring in a large tax rev...   [tags: Unethical, Immoral, Stereotypes]

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Prostitution in Canada

- Prostitution in Canada has had a long history. Prostitution is the exchange of money in return for sexual favors. The most commonly thought of form of prostitution is street-based but this makes up a portion of the trade. Other forms include escort services and brothels, to name a few. Prostitution has been legal in Canada for hundreds of years, as Canada inherited their laws from England, but there have been several laws aimed at preventing it. These laws include prohibitions on brothels, communication in public for the purpose of prostitution, and making a living off of prostitution....   [tags: sex workers, solicitation]

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History of Prostitution

- Prostitution Prostitution dates back to as early as 2400 BC and has formed an interesting chapter in the history of civilization. Prostitution is known to be one of the oldest professions and roughly started all the way back to the 18th century in Mesopotamia. In Ancient Babylon and Sumer, one of the first ever forms of prostitution was sacred prostitution. This was where every woman, rich or poor, had to reach once in their lives the sanctuary of Mylitta (Aphrodite) and there submit themselves into the embraces of a foreigner as a symbolic sign of hospitality and respect towards the goddess....   [tags: porne, oldest profession, devada]

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Pros and Cons of the Legalization of Prostitution

- Is prostitution wrong. Is it possible to stop prostitution entirely. The debate on whether prostitution should be legalized in the United Sates is not a new one. On the topic of prostitution different ideas such as morality and freedom of choice come to play. The differing of opinions on whether prostitution should be legalized in the United States vary greatly, but generally they fall into three categories: anti-prostitution, decriminalization, and pro-legalization. The viewpoints that are the most vehemently opposed to legalizing prostitution in the United States stem from religious ideals....   [tags: the oldest profession in the world]

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The Benefits for the Legalization of Prostitution

- Prostitution, the act of providing sexual services to a person in exchange for money, goods, or other services, is referred to as one of the oldest professions. Currently, out of the United States, it is only legal in one state, Nevada. Laws prohibiting prostitution may be the oldest example of government regulation. In a free society, however, these laws are inappropriate because they violate the basic rights and liberties, stated in the Constitution, of the individuals involved. While some individuals are morally opposed to the legalization of prostitution, it would have many benefits if legalized including: protection for both parties involved, less violent crimes, and it would benefit t...   [tags: sexual services STD's, government regulation]

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Should Prostitution Be Legal in the USA?

- Should prostitution be legal in the United States. Nevada is currently the only state in the nation to legalize prostitution. They exercise this right in the form of regulated brothels. The power to legalize prostitution is a state power; however, most states have chosen not to legalize this service. Some view prostitution as a business, selling goods and services to make a profit, but others view it as morally wrong. Most people think selling one’s body for money should not be promoted, but others simply see prostitution as business....   [tags: Regulated Brothels, Eroticism]

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The Sweet Life of Prostitution...or Not!

- The Sweet Life of Prostitution….or Not. According to Frey, prostitution is defined as “acting against one’s convictions in order to get a reward” (Frey, 2003). Prostitution at one point of time and still may be a controversial issue within society, some may think it’s illegal for a woman to go out on a corner and sell her body and others may it’s an easy way to make a living. Prostitution is seen by many women as easy making money for their family, drug habits, paying off drug debts, etc. but could lead to many complications such as diseases, death, arrest, etc....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Legal Prostitution in the United States

- It is rather odd to think that prostitution, which is considered to be the world’s oldest profession, would be illegal and harmful in nature. The issue of legalizing prostitution has entered public conversation around the world, which is severely divided. Many, like myself, consider prostitution to be a victimless crime. Despite such opposition to legalizing prostitution, many argue that legalizing it would result in decreased morality issues, increase the economic activity in the United States, and help decrease the number of sexually transmitted diseases among both prostitutes and those who patronize them, The most common argument against the legalization of prostitution is that it esta...   [tags: Sex Crimes]

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Prostitution in the United States and the World

- Prostitution has been as issue in many societies around the world for almost all of recorded history. There has been evidence of brothels and prostitution dating far back into human history. Many different societies have different views, ideals, and reservation about the matter. Some cultures around the world view it as a necessary evil for people who need to support themselves and their families. Others view it as morally evil and socially destructive; helping to rot our society from the inside out....   [tags: society, histroy, views, ideas, reservations]

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Prostitution in the United States

- Prostitution is illegal in the United States, except for some counties in Nevada. However, prostitution is in most part of the United States, despite the fact that it has been legalized. Prostitution is an act whereby, one sells his/her body for sex. In the United States, Prostitution is divided into three broad categories; street, escort, and brothel prostitution. Brothel prostitution takes place in brothel houses, which are houses where prostitutes can sell sexual services. This kind of prostitution is illegal in all parts of America, except in some counties in Nevada for example; Douglas County, Clark County, Carson City, Washoe County, and Lincoln County....   [tags: legal issues, serial killers]

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The Violation of Rights in the Banning of Prostitution

- The Unites States of America prides itself in the freedom and liberty it allows its citizens; one of these freedoms testifying that individuals have the right to do what they want with their bodies – as such, if one wishes to participate in prostitution, an individual has that right. In fact, the 9th Amendment specifically states “the enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people” (cite). The constitution attests that simply because a right is not listed within it, doesn’t mean that it can therefore be violated; so, why aren’t citizens legally able to participate in prostitution....   [tags: constitution, risk, economic]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized in Pakistan?

- ... So,it is important that they should ask their customers to use condoms . Condoms (rubbers, prophylactics) help reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These diseases include the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, and syphilis. You can get them through having sex -- vaginal, anal, or oral. owners of the massage parlors ask their girls not to use the condoms because in case of the police raid it will become a proof of paid sex.....   [tags: regulated practices]

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