Thank you for reading and for your thoughtful response.
I don’t have all the answers, by any means. I don’t know that regulation per se is the answer, but it may be a step in the right direction, which to me, would be decriminalizing it.
Anytime you criminalize something people are clearly going to engage in anyway, you cause a larger problem. Prohibition is a good example. It didn’t stop people from drinking, it just made them sneakier about it and cost the government money.
If the states would legalize prostitution, they could institute regulations such as Nevada has done. Regular STI testing, licensing, etc.
Now, there will always be those who work outside the lines. It’s a given.
But by decriminalizing it, I think it would take it out of the dark and make a huge difference.