This is my first post on my views on prostitution, or rather, the right to sell sex as a service. In the United States it is illegal to be paid for sex, or to pay someone for sex. You can however be paid, or pay someone to be filmed having sex. That’s not even the point though to me. You’re legally allowed to be paid for doing everything else with your body, but not sex. To me, there is no inherent difference between being paid to give someone a massage and being paid to have sexual intercourse with someone.
It’s also a false concept to say that legal prostitution victimizes women, it actually does the exact opposite: it empowers them. Case in point is the story of Catarina Migliorini from Brazil (from The CW39 Houston):
Two years ago, Catarina Migliorini saw an ad for an Australian documentary called “Virgins Wanted”. The production was looking for participants willing to auction off their “first-time”… Catarina decided she would be open for it, and applied claiming that some of the proceeds from her deflowering will go to helping the poor in her hometown of (oddly enough) Santa Catarina.
Now she’s hot on the market and the price for her purity is soaring. So far, the person who wants in on the action the most and holding the highest bid of $160,000…
Key takeaways are in bold. No one forced this woman to sell of her virginity, and now she stands to make upwards of $160,000 for it. Here’s the real kicker, a portion of that money will go towards housing developments in her hometown. Not only was this was entirely her choice, it is going to help numerous other people. Nothing but positives in this, as the entire thing is built around consent.
I find it ridiculous that any government has the right to tell a woman (or man) that they can’t profit off of their sexual existence. As long as prostitution is illegal, you will continue to hear horror stories of woman being controlled by pimps, men beating them up with no recourse, and a society that views prostitutes as lesser people. Expect more on this topic from me.