> The role of the prostitute is an important one in history and her inclusion in society is indicative of how women were treated in the larger world. The more comfortable they were with sexuality, the freer women were as a whole.
[historical types of prostitution][http://listverse.com/2014/02/11/10-types-of-prostitutes-in-history/]
[more than sex][http://all-that-is-interesting.com/history-of-prostitution]
> From a performer, to a slave, to almost a priestess in a fertility cult. Some train young men in sexual arts, some comfort soldiers during war times. Some create a family business that goes on for generations.
[time line and attitudes about prostitution][http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Prostitution]
> At different times and in different places, prostitution varies in acceptance and legality. They are mostly women, but male prostitutes exist as well. As do child prostitutes.
[feminist attitudes vary][http://www.feministissues.com]
> There is a feminist debate on whether a prostitute is being exploited by her poverty to fill men’s needs or the man is being exploited.
[JAMA study on effects of prostitution on the pros][http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/482625]
> Bottom line, research is mostly case studies and as such, not sufficient. (according to JAMA themselves)
[sex as an institution][https://hec.unil.ch/docs/files/56/618/davis_1937_asr.pdf]
> How prostitution is intertwined into society
[pro/con is porn a form of prostitution?][http://prostitution.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=000127]
[ anthro on sex. prostitution, regulating the body][http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1244&context=totem]
> should society tell us when and under what terms we use our bodies?