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Paying for sex—only for people with disabilities?
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    Prostitution is not justified by sexual "needs": an alternative to full legalisation
    • Nathan Hodson, Medical Student
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      • Susan Bewley, Professor of Women's Health, King's College London, and Consultant Clinical Lead (jobshare), The Havens (London's Sexual Assault Referral Centres)

    Earp and Moen demonstrate the absence of a relevant difference between the use of prostitutes by disabled people and by shy, ugly, libidinous, able-bodied people, and the impossibility of circumscribing the latter[1]. This is incorporated into a case for the full legalisation of prostitution based on: (a) the absence of a justification for its prohibition; and (b) the "needs" it meets. We posit that (b) misrepresents pro...

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