Do you think there be sex work in a sexually non-repressed society?

NuMe NuMe
In Rachel Rabbit White's article last week: "Solicitation: The Secret Life of Johns, Part Six — If It Wasn’t A Secret, Would It Exist?", she ponders this question.

Her thought, "After interviewing dozens of men who buy sex — my answer is yes, there would be sex work in a sex-positive society." She goes on to tell us why she feels this way. If you haven't read it yet, you should. It was a great article.

But what do you think? Do you believe there would, or wouldn't be sex work in a sex positive world?
06/14/2011
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Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
I absolutely agree that there would still be sex work. Like the saying goes, "You don't pay a prostitute for sex, you pay her to leave afterwards". While this is not necessarily the case for every man, they are paying for something they are not finding in other women. Sometimes that is actually the sex itself, other times it is anonymity, reliability, a boost to the ego, sex without emotional consequences etc. There will always be a place for those wants, no matter what kind of world we are living in.
06/14/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Of course there would be. In societies where it is legal, and where it was, like many ancient societies like Rome, Greece and Egypt, certain types of prostitution were not only legal but encouraged. The Ancients had temples where "barren" women would go to work, and hopefully somehow finally get pregnant, and sometimes it worked! Whether to get pregnant or simply serve society, it was considered an honor to work in these temples and houses.

People will always pay for sex and always pay to see others have sex. Legalizing it will just help reduce underage workers, forced workers and corruption.
06/14/2011
Sammi Sammi
I think there still would be.
06/14/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
There absolutely would be.

But if it was a sex-positive world that also had no human trafficking, no poverty and no drug addiction, there would be fewer sex workers.

And those few sex workers would have great pay and a lot more control over how they wished to practice their profession.
06/15/2011
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