They could simply advertise their service and have clients come to either their home or a designated place of business.
There would be no need for 'pimps' of any kind.
In fact, that is very much how it often works in Canada (where prostitution is mostly legal).
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
I'm not one to use a prostitute, not one to agree with the practice, but it's there and has been for millennia regardless of it's legality. It makes sense to legalize it and have health standards for multiple reasons, whether or not it's legal it is happening, and unless the sex worker wants to get tested it's not going to happen, then there is the "no legal recourse" situation which forces many of them to use the service of pimps(and we all know what upstanding citizens they are ). Basically, for no moral reasons but just a sense of getting some market controls and limiting secondary crimes related to prostitution such as assault, rape, and murder it makes sense to at least try legalizing and regulating it. It is afterall an act between two consenting adults(excluding other criminal prostitution like sex slaves and underage of course.).
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
In response to the OP, I am opposed to prostitution on both moral and practical grounds. I feel that it is a trade which is hard to regulate, easy to abuse, and which very often winds up being exploitive and unhealthy for both service providers and consumers alike. In an ideal world, the practice would be annihilated entirely and that would be the end of matter.
Unfortunately, however; one must ultimately admit that we do not live in an ideal world. As such, the question of whether or not prostitution should be legalized or illegalized really becomes one of picking the solution which will result in the best possible outcome on average for all individuals involved.
I am inclined to believe that legalized and regulated prostitution fits this criteria. Though, I would also argue that it can have a tendency to make human trafficking for the purposes of the sex trade a lot easier to get away with.
It's honestly kind of a tough call either way.
I couldn't held but laugh when I visited Heidelberg Army Base in Germany in 2011 and found that there was a brothel literally right across the street from the gate for the main post exchange. Rumour had it that a non-neglible number of soldiers on post would wind up engaged or married after a few trips to the establishment.
Last edited by Gathomas88; 06-08-13 at 05:41 PM.