Brothels and prostitution are some of the major problems across the globe. Moreover, people don’t like talking about them. For centuries people have been debating if brothels should be legalized or not. In countries like Australia, brothels and sex work has been regularised and is legal. Therefore, brothels’ situation in such countries is far better than African-Asian or Middle-Eastern countries. In these continents, brothels and prostitution are not just illegal but also a sin, and yet they run, but conditions of these brothels are unimaginably worst. But there are countries like Australia, and Germany which have licensed brothels. There is a huge difference between a regular brothel and licensed brothel. This blog, we are going to discuss the same.
Every year hundreds and thousands of women of all age groups (above 18) join these brothels to earn money and living because of lack of work, education, or poverty. To run a brothel or work as a sex worker in Australia must be 18 years and above. The laws governing the sex industry of Australia are strict, and if not followed, owners and workers can be put behind bars for a long time.
The customers that come to one of the best brothels must follow some etiquette while they are with the girls. People come to the place to have sex with the girls. People have a tendency to opt for fun, especially if the regular days seem to be monotonous. Hence people sometimes go to brothels to take out their routine frustration. Here are some of the etiquettes that a person has to apply while he is in one of the best brothels of the town.
There are many advantages to having licensed brothels and legal prostitution industries. Some of these reasons are discussed here.
- Health Safety: If the brothels run without a license, one of the primary concerns is about the health safety of both workers and their customers. These STD’s like HIV Aids can transfer and spread like a fire in bushes in these brothels. Not just the sex workers, but their unborn babies are also in danger of catching these diseases. Moreover, sex workers in illegal and unlicensed brothels cannot get access to any medical care. They are pressurized not to use protection. They are abused daily, and that again goes unchecked and unattended. If brothels are licensed, these diseases are kept under check and control; as per a few types of research in countries where prostitution is legal, the risk of catching STDs is reduced to- 33-46 %.
- Control of Human Trafficking: One of the worst impacts of illegal brothels and sex trade is human trafficking. Thousands of women and girls of all ages are trafficked and forced into prostitution across the world. Many people believe that legalizing this trade will increase trafficking. But the reality is far from different. As per the records, human trafficking in countries like Germany has reduced to 10% in the past ten years. Germany is among a few of those countries where prostitution is legal. Yes, the reduction rate is prolonged, but any achievement in this area is still a big deal. If states have licensed brothels like that in Australia, then legal bodies can control the trafficking and abuse of sex workers.
- Protection of Minor’s rights: Child prostitution and trafficking are the world’s worst problems. Children as young as 7-8 years are abducted and forced into prostitution in both developed and underdeveloped countries child prostitution is legal in almost every country, and some places have severe punishments as well for forcing a child into prostitution. Yet nearly 10 million children become victims of this industry every year across the globe. If you have licensed brothels, then the activities of pimps in this area are kept under control. Strict laws and legal brothels can protect the rights of minors.
- Employment Rights: Once the children and women are trafficked and put in these brothels, they are used as sex slaves. The women who are stuck in these illegal brothels. They hardly even get proper food or medical care, so forget about any remunerations. Pimps and other middle agents reap the benefits of their hard work. If the workers refuse to work under such circumstance’s they are beaten to death. Most of the physical, sexual abuse in these brothels go unreported. But if countries have licensed brothels, such exploitation can be controlled. They will get care respect and the reimbursement they deserve for their hard work.
Prostitution has been part of human society for centuries, although it has always been behind the dark wall. Its time to change this scenario and bring change in the lives of women and children who suffer in the hands of this ruthless industry. But it is possible only if brothels are legalized and licensed like in Australia.