Legalization, decriminalization and abolition
Studies with men, transgender people, queers, non-binary people, and other groups with a variety of sexual orientations are becoming more common in research, policy, and activist endeavors. The literature is also changing significantly in terms of race, ability/mobility, types of sex work, and the subjective experiences of those involved. This change is due to the emergence of inter-sectional feminism and related approaches that take into account the various ways that sex work is experienced and represented in accordance with gender, place, culture, age, race, and other health-related factors.
For thousands of years, the lives of those who engage in sex labour have been depicted in stone, fabric, metals, and all other forms of ornamental and visual art. The Medieval Period saw the emergence of historical texts that are now recognized as research, with a focus on the medical, ethical, and legal control of prostitution. Because of their great beauty, intelligence, and political connections, escort girls in Bat Yam was viewed during this time as a “necessary evil” that could be eliminated. Similar ideas can be found in works from the Victorian era, which is considered to be the beginning of the contemporary era of sex research. In many European, certain North American contexts, and the colonies at this time, there was extensive interest in the legal, social, moral, and health issues associated to prostitution. In the academic literature, the governance of sex work is prominently featured. Legalization, decriminalization, and abolition are the three main strategies for regulating sex work, and each has its own set of proponents and opponents. Most proponents of legalization and abolition believe that by outlawing sex work on the supply and/or demand sides of the market, the practice—which is regarded as a hazardous blight and is frequently, problematically, confused with sexual trafficking—will be reduced and possibly eradicated.