Now correct me if I'm wrong here - the laws there might have changed but somehow I doubt it.
When I visited Germany (Kiel to be specific) back in 1989, there was a nice little 'red light' district right in the middle of town where bordellos were located. The girls there waited outside their rooms, or in 'storefront windows' until a John came along and paid for their time and services.
Intrigued, I paid for a girl, not for the obvious trade - but instead for a little quiet conversation over a drink. I asked her how Germany regulated her industry.
She explained to me that it was quite a lucrative business, and that she was paid 90% of what she charged, giving over 5% to the 'house' and another 5% to the state for her permit. Every week a licensed doctor would come to the bordello and give checkups and blood tests, and any girl found unhealthy would have her license suspended until she was made well again.
The house rules there were VERY strict. Condoms must always be used, no exceptions, and the girl must put them on the John - and the John was not allowed to put his hands upon himself until after the services were rendered and he was removing it. Closed circuit tv cameras monitored every room to make sure these and other rules were being followed to the letter - and any girl found not following the rules didn't get a warning, she was simply fired and her license revoked immediately and forever. Any John found knowingly attempting to break the rules faced a very tough fine and jail sentence. They don't play around there, even with their play, and it's a damn good time for all involved I'd say.
Now all that to say this - why can't the world west of Europe lose its antideluvian values and handle the 'world's oldest profession' the way Germany does?
The girl I interviewed was actually in her 5th year of law school, working her way through and supporting one child on what she made at the bordello which was her only job. She even kept her school work on hand so she could work on it during her time not with Johns. Impressive I'd say - Germany had taken something we consider sleazy and made it into a perfectly acceptable profession. I hope that young lady became a very successful barrister indeed.
Now we can extend all this foofaraw a bit further by adding a bit of Heinleinesque wording in here:
When a government begins to tell you what is good for you, it is overstepping its bounds.
We, the citizenry of our respective countries need to take our governments to task over things like prostitution, marijuana laws, 'sin taxes', and other 'good for me' laws. This is one reason why I support Libertarianism whenever I find it viable (bet that shocked the shoes off a few of ya eh?). Other ways I've taken action are by: writing my congressmen and senators, both state and federal, and by contributing time and money to organizations like NORML (that's the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and other institutions which support the rights of the individual. I challenge each of you to do likewise.
The one thing a customer service specialist can never teach is 'being nice.'