Thailand has proposed legalizing prostitution and the sale of sex toys to cope with the rise in sexual violence. Such an idea was made by the MP from the Civilized Party of the country, Mongkolkit Suksintharanon, reports the Bangkok Post.
He believes that the state should also help those who cannot afford sex services. “In most cases, rape is done by older widowers and low-income workers,” said the parliamentarian. In his opinion, such people do not have the opportunity to satisfy their desires – hence the increase in crime in the country. Mongkolkit Suksintharanon suggested that legalizing prostitution would prevent sexual crimes.
The Thai parliamentarian promised to ask the committee of the House of Representatives (lower house of parliament) to support his proposal. The committee wants to consider all the tips to combat violence. In July, the parliament will present their proposals for a new bill.
The Bangkok Post notes that the discussion arose after several high-profile rape cases that occurred in Thailand. This led to the fact that the population demanded the introduction of chemical castration as a means of intimidation of criminals.