Here in the UK the police are asking for a new debate around the laws of prostitution!
Its in light of the conviction of a guy who killed 3 street sexworkers.
Today I see that most polls conducted are in favour of decriminalisation, some as much as 78% for.
Although I take a pro decriminalisation view, I also think we need to look seriously at street work.
I have been a street worker myself, but now there are more issues around drugs & gangland pimping, as well as illegal minors, than when I did it!
New Zealand is the newest country to de-crim sexwork, but they seem to still have major problems when it comes to street sexwork, for all the reasons aforementioned!
The brothels & other sexwork seems to be more protected & more sexworkers come forward to the police, than they did before de-criminalisation.
But new Zealand as yet has not being able to manage the street sexworker problems in certain area`s.
What is your thoughts on this problem, any ideas?
If we only legalised brothels, sauna`s, etc...there would still be those who are vulnerable because of age or drug/drink issues, & they would still go on the streets, despite the high dangers. When I did it I came off the street I became a dominatrix & went indoors. The pay was higher, as a bonus...so these women go on the street are the lowest paid in the industry, yet face the biggest dangers, both health wise & psychologically.
Do you think we will ever get around these dilemma`s?
Would value your ideas!