The Effects Of Performing Sexual Acts On Exchange For Cash Essay

1081 Words Oct 18th, 2015 null Page
The wonderful concept of humans is that, regardless of what they are told, they will inevitably do whatever they please. Someone that is told to not often increases their desire to do, even if what they are doing is justifiable in their own eyes, it is often received with a negative connotation. Prostitutes do not do what they do out of spite, or as an “I’ll show you!” with an uplifted shaking fist to “the man.” Deeming an occupation “illegal” will cause those who have that particular job to keep the business secret, rather than in the public domain where it can be monitored and managed accordingly. It is common that people believe that performing sexual acts in exchange for cash is an immoral source of income and that legalizing the profession would lead to the increase of sexually transmitted diseases, human trafficking, and violent crime. Yet, they do not realize that doing so has its benefits, it will: reduce crime, improve public health, increase tax revenue, and allow consenting adults to make their own decisions.

Prostitution should not be viewed as a crime with helpless victims, “What makes prostitution a 'victimless crime ' in the sense that no one is necessarily harmed by it is that there are consenting adults involved” (Colb). Prostitution is a business exchange and nothing more. Agreed upon terms and conditions will be addressed before anything occurs. Some argue that this will increase human trafficking and that further sexual exploitation will only cause…

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