Thanks for writing this; as someone branded a prostitute by the law (I prefer "sacred intimate" or "erotic companion") I strongly agree. But there may be some confusion here about legalization and decriminalization. Sex worker activists have discussed this, and I believe have reached a general consensus of being for decriminalization rather than legalization -- for exactly the kind of reason you seem to associate with decriminalization, namely that as a fully legal activity, prostitution would likely be subject to heavy taxes, regulations, and other forms of control, such as the testing you rightly declaim as discriminatory if not applied to other adults. Better, we feel, that authorities simply stop arresting people for the exchange of sexual services for money without technically changing the laws, until such time as society grows to realize that government interference in the economy is counterproductive.
Love & Liberty,
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