Prostitution should be made legal.
Why, you may ask
What good is it being illegal?
It is illegal and it still thrives.
There are 40 million prostitutes at work.
1 in 10 men have revealed to have purchased a prostitute.
22 countries have legalized and many of those countries are a tad better off than we are. ( US )
I see prostitution being illegal as a way of someone telling me what I can and cannot do with my own BODY.
If I choose to exploit my body and receive payment, so be it!
If prostitution was made legal I would not become a prostitute, my morals will not change and I feel like the same would go for many individuals.
If prostitution was made legal
The government could REGULATE it.
With government involvement perhaps the transfer of STD's wont be as prominent in regards to prostitution.
Such business acts could be done in a much safer environment and the government could tax it and obtain some type of revenue.
In Greece prostitution is legal and prostitutes must have health check ups every 2 weeks.
In Iceland prostitution is legal if no 3rd party benefits.
In Costa Rica prostitution is legal if the prostitute is at least 18 and has health benefits.
The government could also provide and enforce mental health expertise/counseling for women and men of the career allowing them to be aware of issues and the opportunity to find other means of employment if desired.
Prostitution is not something many choose to do with happiness, it is most often a result of lack of money and coercion( human trafficking )
Hopefully by not making prostitution such an underground business many women/men will also be helped out of it easier.
By opening it up we can see its skeleton and examine the nuts and bolts and perhaps improve the business for the benefit of everyone.
It can not be something done haphazardly and with no concern, but nonetheless it needs to be done.
I view prostitution very similar to cigarettes and alcohol.
They ultimately serve no purpose or benefit to man-kind ( aside from monetary gain ) and honestly just seek to harm. If those can be legal why can't my own body be too?