I have some strong opinions regarding the issue of decriminalizing prostitution. First, for my international friends, fans and followers, know that prostitution is legal in Canada. It's considered a legitimate business, just like retail, restaurant ownership, magazine writing and fashion modeling, you charge a fee (plus tax) for goods and services rendered, then, submit taxes to the government based on sales receipts and income.
While some could classify me as a "prostitute" or "sex worker" (and I'm totally OK with that) I don't necessarily consider myself as such because I stay fully dressed, from head to toe, and men aren't allowed to touch my genitals during BDSM sessions (I'm a professional dominatrix). Do I get them off? Yes – and I'm damn good at it, too!
However, that said, I am strongly opposed to forced prostitution and sex slavery, where men kidnap, bully, abuse and hold women hostage in a small, dark dirty little room, never seeing a dime for what they've been forced to endure. As a woman and a feminist it infuriates me that millions of women all over the world are not given a choice, and I very much want these sex traffickers punished to the full extent of the law.