Those in power in France have decided that it is time to make paying for sex against the law. The theory is that they are making it totally legal for you to sell sex, but those clients buying sex are now doing something illegal, facing hefty fines and criminal charges. All in the name of eradicating prostitution.
A report from the Institute for Economic Affairs has stated that prostitutions should be fully decriminalised as attempts to control the sex trade have proven ineffective and a waste of money.
Currently, all eyes are on the sex industry as the days count down until the law making it illegal to pay for sex in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland isn’t the first place to criminalise the client, as both Sweden and Norway have taken this action.