Should Prostitution be Legal

  • December 11, 2016
  • 10:45 am
  • Rakesh Singh Bhadoriya

Should Prostitution be LegalIndian is a known for its cultural values. India is a country where people follows various religions and in such a land practices such as prostitution and gambling is considered nothing less than a taboo.

But is it correct? Is prostitution or anything which indicates anything related to sexuality is wrong? If that is so then why prostitution is known as the oldest trade of the world.

My point of view on ‘SHOULD PROSTITUTION BE LEGAL’ is YES it should. Now some people may say that prostitution is against Indian values but its still in practice illegally and what about those women who are involved in these practices.

Its easy to say ‘this is taboo, those women who are involve in such business are there because they wants to be there’. But is it true? Is it as simple as this. I don’t think so. Those women even if working with their free will does deserve better working conditions.

I believe that if prostitution is legalized in India. The effect of such legalisation would be fantastic. Not only those women who are thrown into such profession forcefully will get some sort of relife,but other women who had to face problems like molestation, harrsement and rape will get some sort of relief as well

I dont think prostitutes gets any kind of respect that easily but still one can hope that they’ll get better working conditions they are also human beings they also deserve respect and protection. In today’s time prostitutes doesnt have any kind of protection medical or physical yet they are also citizen of India they also have rights but no one understands that just becouse they choose prostitution as profession that doesnt mean they are less human.

I believe if prostitution is legalised in India then they may have preferable working hours, proper medical protection, safe sex,and most importand little bit of respect.

Sex is natural so is sexual desires so whats wrong in accepting those desires making prostitution legal in India. Recently Supreme Court suspended bans from dance bars in Maharastra. If dance bars are ok then why not prostitution isnt dance bar also reflects women sexuality.

I understand that in India sex is very sensitive topic but sex is important so is sex education. I belive if priostitution is legalised in India it will also promote safe sex and sex education/awareness among Indians be it an adult or a teenager

So yes I think Prostitution should be legal in India to stop all these molestation,rapes, to encourage safe sex and to provide better working conditions to prostitutes.
It will effect on education levelAs prostitution will serve as a source of easy money and facilitate as a fall back option, it can be assumed that certain sections of students will drop out after receiving primary education or even before, and prefer to provide services as sex workers, in order to get rid of further expenditure incurred on education and add to their savings by initiating work at an earlier age which will result into decreased desire for secondary education and the education conditions of the country will worsen along with an increase in unskilled labours.

Will stop assaults and prostitutes
Legalisation of prostitution does not necessarily reduce the violence suffered by various sex workers. For example, in spite of prostitution being legalised and regulated in Amsterdam, almost 60% of women report of being physically assaulted during work hours. According to a research, women engaged in prostitution possess the likelihood of being raped on an average once a week.
Protects minors

According to suggestions of various researches carried out globally, it can be estimated that as many as 10 million children are engaged in prostitution worldwide. Child prostitution exists in all the countries, irrespective of their level of economic development; the problem is observed in its severity in Asia and South America. By legalising prostitution and taking strict measures to regulate it, we can ensure removal of minors from the profession, thus protecting their rights and confirming their safety.
Elimination of forced prostitution

Once decriminalised, the entire industry will come under the sphere of legal control which will enable law upholders to detect instances of forced prostitution and help victims of the same. Not all ‘johns’ who visit sex workers hold criminal records or have the tendency to assault them, most of them are normal men with no criminal record and they wouldn’t want to indulge in the act with someone who they know or suspect isn’t willing to do it.
As far as the question of recognising the ones who are forced into the flesh trade and those who aren’t goes, the current hapless system makes it impossible to determine willingness. A legal system in place will check criminal behaviour and significantly reduce the smuggling and slavery of women and children.
Rights of workers will be protected

Regulated prostitution protects the rights of sex workers. When a sex worker is sexually assaulted or not paid the agreed dues, he/she will have the right complain about the same and get it redressed. Alcohol, drugs, weed etc are prohibited because they impose serious threats to the health of a person. But unlike them, prostitution does not harm a person either physically or mentally, which is why placing a prohibition on it does not stand justified.
Every person has the right to use his or her body according to their will. Portraying it as morally wrong does now depict anything but a skewed value system. If a person finds prostitution wrong, it is perfectly acceptable for them to stay away from it. Nobody has the right to force a person to adhere to somebody else’s moral standards. It can be said that prostitution is not oppressive, it is how it is practiced by some people that makes it oppressive. Prostitution in India is approximately an $8.4 billion industry. Legalising it and taxing the proceeds like any other business will provide an incentive for the government, and facilitate it in providing regular medical check-ups, and protecting the rights of people engaged in the profession.


Written By :- Preeti Sharma