Prostitution & Respect

Prostitution  & Respect are concepts that can stand together.


I am not speaking about forced prostitution such as sex trafficking

Sex trafficking uses coercion or force to coerce  an unwilling person into prostitution or other sexual exploitation.

According to the United Nations, sex trafficking is the most commonly identified form of human trafficking, more exactly 79% of human trafficking reported is for prostitution.

Most of the victims are women and girls and up to 50 percent are minors as estimated by the US Department of State in a 2008 study.

I am not speaking about prostitution of children who are kidnapped or  sold into the sex trade; some of them are sold by their own families …

Also, I am not speaking about women dragged in prostitution, sometimes sold even  by their husbands …

I am speaking about:


 as a business  of engaging in sexual activity in exchange for payment

Women who chose to work in the sex industry, as well as in pornography, stripping, and erotic dancing.

You meet them in the street…

It’s a dangerous life in the street…

They are waiting in dark and cold a customer who can be dangerous…

You also meet them in the brothels.

Brothels are establishments specifically dedicated to prostitution, often confined to special red-light districts in big cities.

For example -Red light district in Amsterdam.

There, women stand behind a window- like any merchandise for sale.

Women may also use adult contact sites, chats and on-line communities.

These online forums are used to trade information between potential clients.

Nowadays, some of them use virtual sex such as camming, cybersex, phone sex.

The Human Worth of Sex Workers

Prostitution  & Respect are concepts that can stand together.

So, are you able to respect prostitutes?

Before answering think that the question is not correct.

Firstly the concept   – Prostitute – is commonly used to dehumanize people in the sex industry.

Prostitute has come to be used as some kind of insult.

Due to prejudices people use the concept – prostitute – instead of sex workers

So –the correct concept is sex worker.

Sex workers are human beings, and all human beings deserve to be treated with a minimum standard of decency, courtesy, and respect.

Secondly – before answering this question, think of the men involved in sex industry as sex workers.

Because the sex workers are not only women – there are a lot of men who work as sex workers.

Prostitution, “the world’s oldest profession”, means that – from the beginning, there have been people eager to pay for sex.

In a culture where men and women were equals, prostitution would be perfectly alright:

Somebody buys sex- Somebody sells sex – But they should be treated equally

Let’s talk about sex buyers!

According to some studies, the majority of sex buyers are men.

Men who buy sex are the customers or the clients of – both of male and female sex workers.

Paying for Pleasure:Men who Buy Sex by Teela Sanders -

Men who Buy Sex by Teela Sanders

Teela Sanders, the author of  “Paying for Pleasure: Men Who Buy Sex “ describes:

  • “push factors” –  boredom, loneliness, or unsatisfying sex life;
  • “pull factors” as availability and opportunity;

Push and pull factors influence men’s decisions to purchase sex.

Thus, to buy or to sell sex is a matter of personal choice, and it’s human.

So, let’s treat equally  both the sex workers and their clients.

As long as people will buy sex- the “the world’s oldest profession” will exist.

And people will buy sex as long as they will have no capacity to love.

Are you able to respect sex workers?

Prostitution & Respect can stay together.

So, the answer to the question  – Are you able to respect sex workers – can be only one- yes.

Because only them are able to help   people for which physical aspects are more  important then romantic love.

So, let’s respect both sex workers and their clients because all of them  are human beings.



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