by Janice Shaw Crouse
March 3, 2010

Our culture markets the Pretty Woman myth of the glamorous prostitute earning big money from handsome johns. That works occasionally -- as long as the girl is young, beautiful, and lucky. Even then, the ravages of prostitution over time are not pretty. Street prostitutes often service as many as ten to fifteen men a night; little wonder that they age rapidly and get tired out and used up. Often they end up drug-addicted, bruised, and battered, often at the hands of their pimps, who take most of their earnings and get rich. Prostitutes call their work "paid rape" and note the friends who "didn't make it out alive." Nearly half of the women in prostitution attempt suicide. Most (90%) desperately want out.

by Donal Dorr

A revealing account in tells of the quite horrifying effects of the legalization of prostitution in Germany. Those who had advocated legalized prostitution had argued that legalization would improve the rights of women (and men) in prostitution and would eliminate discrimination against them. In practice, however, quite the reverse has occurred.

by Michael Houdmann

God forbids involvement with prostitutes because He knows such involvement is detrimental to both men and women. Prostitution not only destroys marriages, families, and lives, but it destroys the spirit and soul in a way that leads to physical and spiritual death. God's desire is that we stay pure and use our bodies as tools for His use and glory.

by Amanda Swysgood
23 July 2012

 A report issued by the United Nations recommends that nations around the world get rid of “punitive” laws against prostitution – or what it calls “consensual sex work” -- and decriminalize the voluntary use of illegal injection drugs in order to combat the HIV epidemic.

by Andrew Lansdown

Prostitution involves the selling and buying of sex. It involves an exchange of money for sex between a man and a woman who have no legal, moral or emotional attachment to each other.

How should Christians view such activity? Fortunately, as with any matter of importance, God guides us to a right perspective through his written word.

by Janice G. Raymond

The following arguments apply to all state-sponsored forms of prostitution, including but not limited to full-scale legalization of brothels and pimping, decriminalization of the sex industry, regulating prostitution by laws such as registering or mandating health checks for women in prostitution, or any system in which prostitution is recognized as sex work or advocated as an employment choice. As countries are considering legalizing and decriminalizing the sex industry, we urge you to consider the ways in which legitimating prostitution as work does not empower the women in prostitution but does everything to strengthen the sex industry.