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The Florida Bar

Prostitution The Oldest Profession

According to The Bureau of Justice Statistics 5,048, people were arrested in Florida in 2010 for the crime of prostitution. Under Florida laws prostitution is defined as “hiring a person for an act of giving or receiving sexual activity but excludes sexual activity between spouses.”

Various Types of Paid Sexual Activity is Consider Prostitution

The state includes various kinds of sexual activities under the term “sexual activity”. According to Florida statutes “sexual activity” means, “Oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another; anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; or the handling or fondling of the sexual organ of another for the purpose of masturbation; however, the term does not include acts done for bona fide medical purposes.” Although prostitution is dubbed the oldest profession very little has been done for society as a whole to determine just where prostitution fits in our society.

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