Prostitution is the act or practice of engaging in sexual activities in the exchange of money (Dictionary.com). Prostitution is believed by many to be the world?s oldest profession with its roots tracing back to ancient times (Otchet). It is a common belief that prostitutes are only women, but the truth is that prostitutes are predominantly of the female gender. In today?s modern society prostitutes are frowned upon by society because they see it as being on the same category as drug addiction and homosexuality. The thought of a human being selling their body to lustful acts is something that most of us consider sinful and just plain dirty, but then again most of us don?t think about this subject in other viewpoints and angles. The ideas of legalizing marijuana and legalizing underage drinking are popular in our time, but no on stops to think about the pros and cons of legalizing prostitution which I might add has very beneficial repercussions. The decriminalization and legalization of prostitution with reasonable restrictions would overall beneficial to society.
The biggest danger of sexual acts and prostitution is the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STD?s) such as HIV/AIDS, syphilis, Gonorrhea, hepatitis, herpes, genital warts, etc. A common belief is that prostitution facilitates the spread of these diseases because it puts customers and prostitutes alike at risk of contracting these dangers from one another. In the same essence, the porn industry is at the same risk, but the only difference is that the porn industry is controlled and has health regulations (Gill). The sexy woman at the end of the bar downing drinks as if it were water, that college students stereotypically ?hook? up with by the end of the night, holds more dangers then a legalized prostitute (Gill). Why you may ask? A legalized prostitute would be subjected to no less then two weekly health exams and would be less likely to engage in unprotected sex because of the fact that...
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