Prostitution is the practice and business of engaging in sexual activity with someone in exchange for payment. There are estimated 42 million prostitutes around the world. However, prostitution is illegal in many countries. In religious sense, prostitution is deemed as indecent act and also a bad behaviour that tanishes the image of that person in the society he or she lives.
Some countries also sees nothing wrong with prostitution and have accepted and legalised it. Below are the top 10 countries where prostitution is legalised.
1. Austria. Prostitution is completely legal in Austria. Before you can even be a prostitute, you need a work permit and also prostitutes are required to register and undergo periodic examinations.
2. Germany. Prostitution was legalised in Germany in 1927. Prostitutes are required to pay taxes. The government provide the prostitutes with health insurance.
3. New Zealand. Prostitution was legalised in New Zealand in 2003. There are licensed for prostitutes and also many social benefits for them, just as any other worker.
4. Ecuador. In Ecuador, anything relating to sex as a work is legal. You can sell your body without facing any lawsuit.
5. Senegal. Prostitution is legal and regulated in Senegal but prostitutes must be at least 21 years, register with the police and test negative for sexually transmitted diseases.
6. Greece. They follow the same German method where prostitution is an actual occupation.