prostytucja; sex-workers; stereotypy; legalizacja prostytucji; usługi seksualne
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica, Vol. 85 (2018), s. 33-45
Prostitution is a phenomenon that evokes extreme emotions in the discourse.
Stereotypes and myths in which the phenomenon of prostitution has outgrown dwarf the real picture
of this phenomenon. Nowadays, the most important issue is a reflection on causes and consequences
of this phenomenon. The phenomenon of prostitution puts to the test traditional concepts defining
human sexuality – what its limits are and how to separate what falls within socially acceptable
norms and what does not. Prostitution, on the one hand, appears as a necessity and on the other hand
as a safety valve for the society. The ambiguity of the phenomenon of prostitution is illustrated by
doubts around the legalisation on prostitution.