I perfectly agree with this, but I'm not convinced that prostitutes are among them.
"not being convinced" isn't an argument
It doesn't seem to be physically unhealthy if protection is used systematically
This does not take into account not using protection, protection failing, protection that does not protect againsts stds(lamb skin etc)
at least not more so than sexual intercourse between people in a relationship who have had other partners in the past
this is unrelated.
As for the mental health part, I'm not sure this is objectively true.
"not being sure" isn't much to support having a high amount of sexual partners has any positive benefits
I can also definitely see situations in which sex workers could have meaningful relationships, for example with clients who are disabled, rather than just being a stranger to have intercourse with.
This is an imaginary scenario
Now, assuming that it is true that it is objectively true that sex with strangers is mentally harmful (which I'm not convinced is a general truth), isn't it the prostitute that bears much more weight, comes to much more harm than the client?
I suppose, if you have a malevolent view of the working class at ancap levels.
It does statistically lower the chances of a client having intercourse with an infected prostitute,
Like I said above, if the amount of people infected is lowered from (lets say) 50% to 10% that doesn't matter too much when that 10% could easily be a higher number of people than previously while it was criminalized.
and thus, if combined with the systematic use of protection actually have a massive impact on the statistical chances of getting an STD.
that is only in a perfect situation which isn't good odds
The fact you feel this is a good thing, I feel is the root of our differing viewpoints. It seems to suggest that there is something inherently wrong or immoral with having intercourse with a prostitute
only if you think valuing individual and societal health over muh dick is an inherent moral judgement
For example, I have never, and do not see myself ever, having sex with a prostitute because, as far as I know, almost all the prostitutes in my country are victims of trafficking as children. So I'm not saying it's all fine and dandy - however, I don't think there is something inherently worse in prostitution than say the job of a massage parlor or a personal trainer.
I am making judgement based on health, however you right there are making a moral statement that seems to be based on some sort of spook you have.
Also, what is your opinion on casual sexual relations?
Not a good thing, a symptom of late capitalism
was not me