Pro-Prostitution (The Advantages of Prostitution)

1469 WordsFeb 14, 20086 Pages
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…show more content…
While most people are stuck on the debate on the moral issues of prostitution, I actually ask myself where all the money from this underground industry goes. Prostitutes make a hefty amount of money on any given night, which is not taxed just like illegal immigrant incomes. In the act of legalizing prostitution, we would be adding the oldest industry into our economy (D?pomerole). Legal drugs and alcohol account for a great part of our great nation?s economy and prostitution would be closely tagging along in terms of overall yearly contributions to the economy (Cline). Special taxes can be applied to prostitution solicitations just as tobacco and liquor have specific taxes on their products (Cline). Aside from being beneficial through a health concerned perspective and a humane perspective, it is also beneficial through a financial perspective (Cline). In peak deficit times for the national budget, a new powerhouse industry is needed to pay debts (Cline). The only industry that has sold from the beginning of time and will sell until the end is sex. The police spend an over whelming amount of money and time in efforts to stop prostitution. The average cost per hooker bust was almost $2,000 and "the average big-city police department spent 213 man-hours a day enforcing prostitution laws (Phoenix)." Pearl estimated that 16 large American cities spent over $120 million to suppress prostitution in 1985 (Phoenix). In 1993, one Los Angeles government official
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