The dangers that prostitutes face on a daily basis will never change, prostitution is the oldest profession in the world and no matter your views on the subject women will always have sex for money and men will continue to pay for it, this will always be a fact as long as the Human Race continues to exist, it will never end. So what do we do about this? I cannot find the exact statistics but over 50% of prostitutes are psychically and sexually assaulted by their clients and only a very small percentage of them report it. In most cases the women are either frightened of going to Jail or frightened of their pimps, prostitution is an illegal activity and so serious crimes that accompany prostitution will continue to go unreported and people such as Steven Wright (Ipswich Serial Murders 2006) will continue to be allowed to wander the streets and murder women, Steven Wright assaulted other prostitutes before he actually started to commit murder, he killed five females before he came to justice. There is a staggering problem with drugs, pimps often coerce females into the use of hard drugs to then be able to assert control over them, you may think that the reason that females going into this profession in the first place is because of a drug addiction but this is not always the case. Once the pimp/s have the girls under their wing so to say they will then pressure them to take drugs, once they have an addiction they simply cannot leave they need money to fund their drug habit. I think it is about time that a compromise on prostitution is reached, as a society sex is now more greatly accepted, people are willing to watch pornographic material the people involved are being paid to have sex and the people watching it are paying for the privilege. America has the biggest porn industry in the world, the authorities are very well aware of what goes on in "massage parlors". You can go to a strip club and have a private dance where more often than not for a tip you can have extras. Making prostitution legal will solve many problems, there will not be as many drugs or criminals on the streets as there will no longer be such a need for street prostitution therefore eliminating the criminals who pimp females and supply the drugs to them. The rates of assault on prostitutes will decline also the rates of PTSD will go down. Most prostitutes as it stands have been assaulted psychically and sexually more than once and many of them develop PTSD because of what has happened to them, they usually cannot deal with it because of the stigma. These females cannot go to family, friends even the police to report the crimes against them. Human trafficking will also be reduced, although this is such a huge issue in many countries I do think that regarding the Western World the rates of Human Trafficking will decline as there will not be as a greater demand for it. As it stands now legalizing prostitution will be a benefit to society, streets will be safer with no more seedy back alleyways and crime will be reduced. I do not agree entirely with having sex for money, I myself would never do it but the fact is that many people do do this and pay for it, whether you agree with it or not you cannot deny that prostitution will forever be a part of society so we have to make it safe for the people involved. I think that a safe, controlled environment with allot of legislation should be implemented. The people involved should have regular drug screenings and STD checks and no one under 21 can sell sex, violence and aggression can be reported and therefore fewer criminals on the streets. I think with time it will be well policed and controlled and serious crime that goes hand in hand with this profession will no longer exist. Let's face facts even the most respected among us use prostitutes but keep it a dirty secret. After several years of reading, watching and researching this subject the only conclusion I have is it just has to be legalized, also I do have personal experience on the matter. Many women actually enjoy having sex, not all of them are drug addicts and they don't always start out that way. It's 2010 and things need to start changing, we are no longer in the dark ages. I know the moral value is a different subject but right now I am not thinking of the religious moral values I am just looking at the facts. Thank you for reading this, I know I have a tendency to write far too much sometimes, I love your patience with me! Your turn for your thoughts?