According to a 1998 survey (24 years ago), 64% of the population thought that occupational sex work was immoral and should be done illegally, while 29% considered it work like any other. Fifty-nine percent (64% of women) believe sex workers do what they do because they love it.  “The legal ambiguity in which we live concerns prostitutes. They are victims of ambiguity. Currently, brothels are considered illegal. And who does not know such a house? This is a visible reality. The legalization of brothels will give prostitutes tools to protect themselves from abuse. The bill regulates labour relations by establishing guidelines for profit and the use of income. Claiming or demanding more than 50% of the profits from a sexual service provided by someone else is exploitation. The same goes for services coerced by threat or violence,” said Jean Wyllys. Another positive effect of the project is to allow formal bridges with the state and force the government to take its services inward.
These shelters, which will be opened to the State for inspection, will provide a gateway to women`s health policy. The project has been criticized by conservative sectors who accuse it of encouraging prostitution among young people. “It`s a flawed argument. Boys become prostitutes if they want to. When domestic work was regulated, was there an increase in the number of workers in this sector? This is absurd logic. The bill explicitly defines sex work as work performed by a person 18 years of age or older. It is therefore a way to protect children and young people. The state will have more power to monitor cases of minors engaging in prostitution,” said Jean Wyllys. Draft Law 4.211/2012 defines a sex worker as any person who is at least 18 years old and is able to voluntarily provide sexual services for remuneration.
It proposes to regulate brothels to prevent exploitation and sets an upper limit on the use of revenues from services. It also creates a retirement option for prostitutes. Not only is prostitution legal, but this industry is huge and home to all kinds of workers. Brazil has many people who try or are sex workers, but that`s not the only thing this country offers. People all over the world know about sex tourism in Brazil, so they come to fulfill their dreams of sex work. This means you can find a lot of foreigners here too, and that`s what makes Brazilian prostitution different. On the eve of major events like the World Cup and Olympics, the bill shows concern about the sex market movement in the country. “The legal and social marginalization of prostitutes puts them in a fragile situation as people flock to the country and will certainly seek sexual services. We must support them,” said Jean Wyllys, for whom the media is one of the spaces that should stimulate discussion in a more pluralistic way.
“Unfortunately, mainstream media doesn`t tend to tell the difference. It favors common sense because, given the contingency of time and space, the most obvious solution is to simplify complex issues,” concluded Jean Wyllys, who managed to negotiate with the president of the Chamber of Deputies the creation of a special commission to discuss the project and remove it from the hands of the religious bank. After unsuccessful attempts with enslaved Indians, the Portuguese began importing black Africans to Brazil in the 16th century. Slaves were also to be sexually available to their owners, as well as to their overseers, friends, relatives, visitors, itinerant merchants, merchants, and others. From there, there was only a small step towards prostitution with negro and mulatto slaves, women and girls. Since slaves were considered things and not persons, similar to animals, they were not protected by any law and could be exploited almost without restriction. There were also no restrictions on the use of underage slave girls in brothels. Many slave owners also sent their slaves to the streets to make money selling homemade sweets, small products or services, and as if it were the most natural thing in the world, they also took the opportunity to decorate the girls with some colorful and golden ribbons.   Slave girls and women were sent to work in brothels or had to buy themselves from the windows of their owners` houses, or they received a passport from their mistress or master that allowed them to spend the night on the street, and at dawn they had to return and with the money, that they earned through prostitution. If the established minimum amount was not reached, the usual penalties were applied to slaves.  Jewish prostitutes are a special chapter in the history of prostitution in Brazil.  In 1867, seventy Jewish women from Poland entered the port of Rio de Janeiro, lured by false promises and abused as prostitutes.
Like their later Jewish victims from Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Austria and even France, they were called “Polacas” (Polish girls). About 1,200 women followed them in the following years. Most of them were victims of the Jewish mafia of pimp Zvi Migdal. Its members traveled to the poor cities of Eastern Europe and established themselves as wealthy Latin American businessmen looking for wives. In reality, it was trafficking in human beings. Women who believed in their promises became sex slaves.  Houses may be illegal, but they are not uncommon in Brazil. Most of them are full of corruption and sexual exploitation. Federal Representative Jean Wyllys presented the Gabriela Leite Law Project in 2013.
A project that aims to regulate the profession and rights of sex workers.  Prostitution in Brazil is legal in terms of exchanging sex for money, as there are no laws prohibiting adults from being professional sex workers, but it is illegal to run a brothel or employ sex workers in any other way.  Public order and vagrancy laws are used against street prostitutes.  Prostitute affordability is the most requested term for word completion requests for Google purchases in Brazil.  Moreover, there is nothing these sex workers would not do. No matter what you like or what kind of fetishes you have, there will be a sex worker to satisfy you. It`s also not difficult to find the perfect match. Brazilian sex workers have websites or social media that make them easily accessible. Although brothels are illegal, there are many in Brazil. So there will never be a shortage of prostitutes here.
The line between prostitutes and non-prostitutes is becoming increasingly blurred as there are more and more opportunities and non-professional prostitutes who only offer their bodies when they need money or other goods. In addition to classic survival sex, women and teens offer sexual services to obtain a cell phone or other product to pay off their debts or those of their parents or they seek intangible benefits. Women and girls occasionally sell themselves on the street or on the beach, or are forced by their partners to get the money to pay for extra expenses.