Honestly, I had never really thought about this, but prostitution being a legal job in Germany must be pretty "exotic" for some countries and cultures. And no, this article does not contain adult material!
Yes, just to make this clear: This article will not contain adult material other than the words "prostitution" and "pimp". That is already all you will get, I intend this article as a piece of information. Nothing naughty to find here, sorry :-)
So yes, prostitution has become legal in Germany a couple of years ago. But - there is always a "but", right? - it has to obey many rules, regulations and laws.
Being an official prostitute in Germany is a business like most other businesses. You need to be registered and have to pay taxes!
What is not allowed is forcing anyone into prostitution. The women need to be "self-employed". So, pimps are not legal. The only way of "legal pimping" is renting rooms to the women. It is not allowed to earn money from their actual "work".
The reason why Germany did this, is actually pretty simple and logical: It is the best way to decrease the crime rate and to get prostitution out of the shadows of our society.
The women also get benefits of being a registered and legal prostitute, as they can have a retirement plan, social security and health insurance. If you ask me, this is definitely much better than working until you either drop dead or are no longer attractive enough and become homeless and poor.
What do you think about this?