Prostitution exists and will continue to exist despite bans and their legal status. Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual activity in exchange for payment or some other benefit. Prostitution is sometimes described as commercial sex or hooking.
This is due to the reasons like poverty or unforeseen situations. Some countries choose to outright ban the practice, while other countries have tried deregulating prostitution, providing sex workers with health and social benefits.
Some of the countries where prostitution is legal -
1. AUSTRIA -
Prostitution is completely legal in Austria. Prostitutes are required to register undergo periodic health examinations, be 19 years old or older, and pay taxes. Despite this, there is a lot smuggling and forced prostitution here.
2. BELGIUM -
They have been trying to remove the stigma, violence, and fear associated with prostitution by not just legalizing it but also running proper state of the art of brothels with fingerprint technology and key cards.
3. CANADA -
Prostituting yourself is legal, but buying sex became illegal during the end of 2014. This deeply flawed system puts sex workers in a very dangerous position.
4. DENMARK -
Prostitution is legal here. The government even helps those with disabilities get laid by incurring the extra costs some of them have to pay.
5. GERMANY -
Prostitution was legalized here in 1927 and there are proper state run brothels. The workers are provided with health insurance, have to pay taxes and they can receive social benefits like the pension.
6. INDONESIA -
Considering prostitution itself is not even present in their law in any clear form, it's plain to say that the sex trade is legal. This also means that it is very dangerous for forced workers and minors.
7. FRANCE - Prostitution is legal in France, though soliciting in public is still outlawed. Pimping is illegal and brothels were outlawed in France in 1946, right after the war.