Prostitution and Sexual Repression**Mature Content!**
This topic came up again recently after I read a story on Care2 about a woman who is an ex madam and she’s set up what seems to be a sex surrogacy type business that’s not for profit and only for those who are disabled. The story on Care2 referred to this as a brothel (although I don’t think that is what it is) and it had all sorts of negative undertones to it which showed the authors clear dislike of prostitution and any sort of sex work. Obviously from my undertones you can tell that I’m in favor of prostitution, not only because it’s one of the oldest professions but also because I think that everyone should have the right to connect to another person in a physical way provided that this contact is between two consenting adults.
Prostitution, I believe, is largely misunderstood and the women involved in the profession are casualties of human ignorance and repression. In pretty much every ancient civilisation prostitution was an accepted norm, it wasn’t hidden away behind closed doors or around corners in the back streets it was widely accepted and even celebrated. This is important to note because history shows us what we have gotten right and what we’ve gotten wrong throughout our ‘development'(I personally believe that humanity is devolving rather then evolving but that is a different topic all together). Though all the different rises and falls of empires, civilisations and tribes there has always been a heavy emphasis on the ability to access sex and in ancient times this access was free and accepted…but we also see the oppression that the sex trade has brought once it becomes a closed off area.
An illegal sex trade only has income and ‘value’ to it when the civilisation represses the sexual nature of human beings, we are one of only two animals(to my knowledge) who has sex for the fun of it and not simply for reproduction. However somewhere in time sex went from being widely accepted and a practical stress relief to a forbidden topic which brings about controversies at the very mention. The only reason why the sex trade is oppressive and dangerous is because we’ve let it become such an unspoken and back ally topic, pushing it into the dark where all the other dangerous people are. Once the doors are open and civilisation is once again unafraid to embarrass this natural urge the dangerous and repressive people will no longer have a hold (because there is no where near as much money to be made) and so it simply becomes a job, a way to earn a living.
There is no reason to look down on prostitutes as they provide not only physical intimacy for those who for whatever reason can’t get the same intimacy from others(a disablity for example causes the person to be pushed away or to push away for fear of being hurt) but they also provide a safe non-confronting environment. I actually know an Escort personally and she’s said before that not everyone who see’s her is after the physical aspect of the relationship, but also just a place where they will not be judged on how they socially interact with people and it can become a sort of therapy which some people really do benefit from.
At the end of the day prostitution has always and will always exist, the sole reason why it’s so dangerous and repressive is because of the way in which civilisation views this profession. It’s today’s views and values which cause the the harm and destruction not only to the prostitutes themselves but also to the clients. Sex is a topic of which we have a natural curiosity and if we are brave enough to admit it, we all would like to have sex with a professional just to see what it’s like. The more we reject the truth the more we cause harm and damage to the people who really are braver then we are.