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- Did You Know?
Little Known Facts in the Prostitution
- Prostitution dates back to at least 2400
is illegal in the United States except for 11 rural
counties in Nevada.
- On Nov. 2, 2004 two
prostitution referendums went to the voters in the U.S. with 63.51% of voters
in Berkeley, California wanting to keep prostitution a crime
and 62.78% of voters
in Chruchill County, Nevada wanting to keep prostitution
- The same brothel in Nevada
could cost an owner a $200 fee in Lander County, a $150,000
fee in Nye County, and up
to 6 months in jail and/or $1,000 fine in Las Vegas.
- Rhode Island has no laws
prohibiting the owning of a brothel if the owner doesn't
receive the proceeds from prostitution.
- In 1751, Holy Roman Empress
Maria Theresa banned short dresses and replaced waitresses
with waiters to suppress prostitution.
- Researchers have identified
at least 25 types of prostitution by
location (street, brothel, etc.), solicitation (CB radio, newspaper ad,
etc.) and and/or sexual practice (bondage, lap dance, etc.).
- In Sweden
selling sex is legal, but buying sex is illegal.
- In Japan
prostitution is illegal, but selling non-coital
sex acts is legal.
- Prostitution is criminalized,
depending on the state.
- In 2004 the number of U.S.
prostitution-related arrests ranged from California's
14,506 to Vermont's
- Proponents of legal
prostitution have included Ann Landers, the ACLU, and The Economist
while opponents have included Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton, and Susan B. Anthony.
- Medieval canon lawyer
Johannes Teutonicus, when defining prostitution, suggested that a woman
who had sex with more than 23,000 men should be
classified as a prostitute, although 40 to 60 would also do.