What could be some points to favor the legalization of prostitution in India?

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

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This is a very difficult topic to debate, especially if you want points that favor the legalization of prostitution.

Prostitution is usually a crime as the act itself is considered demeaning to the prostitute and it is something that no prostitute would take up given a free choice. One point why prostitution should be considered like any other profession is the following point raised by a prostitute in her book

The truth for me and many sex workers I know is that we chose sex work for money, independence, freedom and dignity. If you can't understand the last word, dignity, then you are mired in a viewpoint about sex in general, and sex and women in particular, that this patriarchal society wants you to buy.

The prostitute and the customer can be considered to be two consenting adults engaging in sex. There is nothing here that is demeaning to the prostitute.

It is also essential to clearly discriminate what would come under legalized prostitution and what would be strictly excluded.

As prostitution is currently illegal, it is carried out by cartels that find ways to conceal their activities and to gain the most usually use the services of children and women who cannot resist due to various reasons. The prostitute today is as much a criminal as the customer.

If prostitution were legalized and strictly regulated, it could be ensured that only those that have registered themselves can offer their services. Customers would also not be committing an illegal act by accepting their services. They wouldn't have to approach prostitution cartels for the same and sexually abuse children and adults not willing to do the work.

Legalized prostitutes could be tested for STDs and only those who do not have any diseases allowed to continue only under the condition that they use adequate protection to keep themselves safe.

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abhii | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

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india will get revenue

and rape cases will be decrise

because we cant stop prostitution

who girl and boy wants to earn money

by this way they will do this

so thats i told it should be legalise

and some places where it kind activites happen

they should be declare read light area

like in bangkok and dubai also

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dcrclp1219 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

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I think that prostitution should be illegal everywhere. It is a very nasty thing. STD's are transmitted faster with having many sexual partners and i think that intamacy should be expressed with love and have deep meaning behind it, not to make money.

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