There has always been a contentious debate regarding why the government punishes prostitution as harshly as it does. To some, it does not make much sense that the law views using one’s body to make money via sex any differently than utilizing it in other similarly intimate acts for profit.
A commenter on Jezebel recently put together a BRILLIANT list of all the ways in which you legally profit off your body with no punishment, and it really brings home the point of what a double standard exists when it comes to punishing prostitution. We decided to give it a bit more attention.
Thus, check out the 25 ways you can legally make money via your body, and the one way in which you cannot, below.
Being an athlete
Being a caregiver
Dating someone because they treat you to various gifts
Being a personal escort or companion
Being a dominatrix
Cutting people’s hair
Selling your own hair
Giving manicures and/or pedicures
Being an esthetician and/or dermatologist
Being a doctor, nurse, and/or surgeon
Being an alternative practitioner
Giving physical and/or occupational therapy
Being a counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist and/or sex counselor
Using your children for profit
Donating blood and/or plasma
Selling your own eggs
Selling your own sperm
Having another person’s baby
Posing for a pornographic magazine or website
Acting out sexual experiences for pornographic films
But the only one that'll land you in jail is...