Prostitution is already legal. It has always been morally acceptable for people to enter into short-term social contracts exchanging sexual favors for other sorts, or even material rewards. The keeping of mistresses is so heavily institutionalized that it
blurs the line between prostitution and "legally earned" sexual favors.
If we were really serious about enforcing conventional public morality, adultery would be illegal, as that is the real problem from a moral standpoint. I think public health and welfare are more important than morality, however, and legally regulating prostitution
would help to control the spread of STDs and would eliminate the economic incentives for human trafficking.
Prostitution victimizes women, but only because it is illegal. Because the work they do is illegal, prostitutes are forced to associate with even less savory elements of organized crime for protection, banking, housing, and so on, but the price they pay
is servitude to pimps and agencies. Legalizing prostitution won't free every crack-addicted streetwalker overnight, but it will provide them with a better way out of that lifestyle.
Similarly, legalizing drugs would make it easier for addicts to obtain medical treatment, rather than trying to hide their habits from friends, family, and colleagues.
drugs should under no circumstances be legalized~ think about what legalization means: any one could get their hands on it. including people with less enlightened intentions. not a good idea.
Drugs are sooo hard to obtain now that they're illegal.
Ron Paul! Just kidding.
Treating prostitution as an illness and thinking its legalization will be the treatment of an illness…. Oh, I never thought about it this way. For me is simple social service. It is interesting in how many ways this activity has been seen though, like once
upon a time in various places was considered as sacred and done in the temples, which I think it’s a great thing, that really connects body and spirit:)
Nailed it. This is why prostitution is referred to as the world's oldest profession.