This post is marked "mature". In ministry, I have had to do with many prostitutes, male and female. The most memorable incident was when a madam came to the Church with a freaked out prostitute and asked me to (quote) "get her head straight" so that she could get on with her work. It's good that she came to the Church, yet the request is one that one would never think one would hear as a minister. Anyway, the point of this post is that I heard an argument recently, by a reformed prostitute I know, that every act of prostitution is abuse -- that is the bottom line, and therefore it is wrong. It is an argument that one seldom hears, but it is repeated today on the BBC: My Work As a Prostitute.