If we are going to consider the most vulnerable in our society for vaccination, we should start with the sex worker. They are doing something most people enjoy. It is even worse when people do not talk openly about the good, the bad and the art of it. And it is an art. It encourages mutual enjoyment. It is a dance that we humans do—combining touching, feeling, smiles, and pleasure lubricated by bodily fluids and we need to bring it out of the dark.
For people to put a price on the enjoyment of their bodies is a practice that goes back to antiquity. The ancient Greeks worshipped at the naked statue of Aphrodite. And the Romans taxed the sex worker. The sex worker should be honoured, not reviled. The dancer is applauded, the model drawn, the acrobat cheered, their bodies entertaining and gracing us.
But why draw the curtains on the sex worker. Why is he or she a harlot? Did we not understand the needless anger of the sad, sick individual who rampaged with a truck on Toronto’s Yonge Street? Do we not recognize the need for outlets to that frustration? Do we expect celibacy of our military personnel when the ratio of the sexes in the forces is so unbalanced?
Why? Oh why, do we even listen to the sanctimonious hypocrites of the clergy? Our parliamentarians need to face reality. The courts need to protect our rights as humans. And sex is not just for the purpose of procreation. Even procreation needs practice. Sex is a pleasure of living that people should enjoy as they wish. And, thankfully, most do.
But do not make prostitution legal and the client the criminal. That does not protect the weaker member of the pact. The act of prostitution should be by persons of free will. Pimping is wrong if it is the exploitation of a person or persons by another. If a sex worker or a group of them wish to hire a person as door keeper, that is just part of the sex worker’s business.
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