One of the easiest ways to spread or contract Covid-19 is through accessing services of sex workers.
The sad thing is, even if one does not spread or contract Covid-19 through sex work, there are a host of other diseases such conduct can bring, chief among them HIV and AIDS.
The truth is sex work does not pay, no matter how one looks at it.
There are many social, moral and health risks associated with prostitution.
It is a sad, unfortunate and folly idea to consider prostitution as a career.
Prostitution is leading to the spread of STIs and HIV/AIDS and it is shocking for someone to stick to this so-called oldest profession, whether as a service provider or client.
Hookers have many stories to justify prostitution like how they use the money to fend for their children or to take care of their ailing parents or just to make ends meet.
But at the expense of what, HIV and AIDS? Covid-19? Sexually transmitted infections? One’s dignity?
Respect in society and one’s dignity is priceless and should never be traded for anything.
As one hooker once told a journalist: “Sex work has taken all my dignity and I want to repent, I have lost respect even from my family.”
Most sex workers are considered social misfits and fail to belong in society. It is not easy for prostitutes to easily come back into society and gain the respect of people who once despised them so anyone who might want to think of commercial sex work as an option is better forewarned about such things.
Because Zimbabwe is largely a Christian nation, we are all born with certain principles and morals that we are taught to uphold.
Even sex workers have a conscience that tells them that what they are doing is wrong. They know what society expects of them, they know how society despises their actions and they know that every time they are sleeping with a married man, they are contributing towards the collapse of a marriage and a woman like them will suffer.
Prostitutes know that they are by and large, a menace to society.
They also risk contracting Covid-19, HIV and AIDS or other STIs from their activity – and spreading these diseases to their other clients and the latter’s innocent wives.
Any sex worker with a conscience must leave this unfortunate practice and find other means to make an income.
And all would-be prostitutes should know that the road is bumpy, painful and full of heartaches and regrets.
Society must kill this profession by shying away from seeking services of sex workers because if there are no clients, prostitution dies.