Prostitution Should Not Be Legal

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Prostitution is and has been illegal for a reason; it should be kept that way. They are an eyesore to corners of the streets, it promotes the spread of STDs, dilutes the importance of sex and women. The nuisance of creating a new law system and keeping up with the regulations isn’t worth legalizing it.

Prostitutes around the neighborhood are an eyesore and makes the area undesirable. There are women sexually harassing men walking down the street, dressing and acting provocatively. (Keep Prostitution Criminal, Prostitutes also may bring unwelcome elements such as drugs, drug dealers and pimps. Any combination, or even just one of these groups is liable to create an unsafe environment.

The argument that there would be health clinics to ensure the safety and optimal health for legal prostitutes is by no means reliable. STDs can take up to six months to show on a screening; we can reasonably assume that prostitutes will not wait six months after every screening before serving another client for money. Also, even if prostitution becomes legal, there will still be prostitutes who will work “under the table” so that they don’t have to deal with losing money due to taxes. Therefore we will not gain as much economical benefit, nor can we depend on diseases not being spread. If it were to become legal, there would be much more demand for prostitution than there is now, and that alone is risky for the medical welfare of all sexual participants.

By legalizing prostitution, sex and women will be downgraded in society. People, including children, have already been desensitized to sex. It isn’t viewed as a personal, sacred act of affection anymore by most people. “As a society we will become immune to the graphicness of sexual images thrown in our faces on a daily basis.” (Keeping Prostitution Illegal,...
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