Essay about Sexual Indulgence And The Sex Industry

757 Words Nov 10th, 2015 4 Pages
It appears almost taboo in today’s society to accept the feelings of human nature regarding sexual indulgence. Perhaps not odd, but uncomfortable, are the views given towards issues arising from this given topic. The statistics show otherwise; it’s very ironic that the sex industry sells, a lot! To many Americans, this can range from pornography to burlesque shows to mere novels written about the subject; what makes this irony stand out, is the realization of how conservative Americans are with their modesty, in other words, sex is most definitely always a sin. Now, perhaps times are changing and the sex industry has changed to become less vulgar to a growing liberal society; there is one trade of work that is consistent with backlash and outcry, which is prostitution. Known as the “Oldest profession” it seems off to exclude it from what is known as the sex industry. Maybe it’s due to the fact that it’s illegal or awkward to discuss with the known downsides to the profession, but it is in fact a line of work. Like all work, it deserves to be monitored and honored. Throwing morals aside, the work provided from prostitutes needs to be legalized to provide the same and equal benefits that come along with any other profession. It appears that a common concern for the work done in the prostitution industry revolves around the idea that women are vulnerable to violence from customers and pimps. A 1998 study done by Women’s Centers found that 82% of San Francisco prostitutes had…

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