The old adage is that prostitution is one of the oldest profession in the book. This is basically saying in essence, that women have been employed selling sex for years, and in actuality, it is true. As far back as the 1800's, women were soliciting sex from men for money in the Midwest to earn an income, and this is something that has progressed over the years.
SEX AS INCOME
In areas where people, for example, may need money, they may look at selling sex for money as a way to supplement their income, and you have this where students may look for ways to make money for books and bills, not realizing the dangers that are associated with it. For example, women who go into escort services, dancing on stage at at bars, may initially do so to pay for school or bills, or they may get into pornography and this may have ties to selling sex for money.
DANGERS OF PROMISCUOUS SEX
The dangers with sex for money include sexually transmitted diseases, robberies, thefts, dealing with drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, physical abuse, and even death. For some people, mainly women, who get into this type of profession, there are high dangers associated with it, including the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. For some women, for example, who develop a drug habit, they may get involved in more risque versions of sex to get money to support their habits, and this risky activity can lead to a sexually transmitted disease, like AIDS, or even worse, they could die from being with someone who was violent and on drugs, as well.
WHERE PROSTITUTION IS LEGAL
Sex as a profession is legal in states like Nevada, where people have actually set up areas where women can still work and make money selling their bodies for profit. It's unfortunate to hear this because it demoralizes women, and yet if you look at their approach to it, they look at it as embracing the body and being paid for it. In areas like Las Vegas, there is a very grey area between what is considered tasty, vs what is considered exploitation. So you may find that there is a heavy instance of prostitution, as well at human trafficking, and in the same token, you have women who dance nightly on stage nude in live burlesque type shows, where this is favored. Because it is considered Las Vegas, this is looked at as the norm, but ultimately we want women to feel empowered about their bodies and to not exploit themselves, as they should find other ways to make money to have an income without using alternative methods that can harm them in anyway.