matters of law or morality.Illegal sex (prostitution) opens a large opportunity for organized crimeparticipation. Organized crime gangs exist to fulfill human needs thatsocieties would like to pretend do not exist. Of course they don't paytaxes. They take risks, but the benefits are tax-free. We law abidingcitizens foot the bill for taxes, including for police, courts, legal staff and jail administrators so prostitutes may be "brought to justice."Judging by history, members of organized crime gangs risk more fromfellow gang members, from other gangs and from poor nutrition habitsthan from prosecution under the law.Prostitutes risk beatings, disease, drug use to get them past the worstparts of their job and time in jail. Because the law does not recognizetheir job as real, nor does it happily defend prostitutes against thedangers they face. In name the law offers protection to everyone, inpractice not so much to prostitutes. The law also does not collect taxesfrom prostitutes, pimps and organized crime gangs.Here we, as societies, face situations where human needs for sex withwilling partners are ignored, we pretend they don't exist (even thoughwe know they do) and our cost for health care is much greater than itshould be because some people we would rather pretend don't existrequire more health care than most of us do.A couple of years ago a study in the USA (respondents were assurredanonymity) showed that 85 percent of married men had sex outside of their marriage at some point. With women, the number was 65percent. Marriage failure sits around 54 percent. One of the mostcommon causes for failure of marriages is that one partner had anaffair outside of the marriage. Those affairs almost inevitably involvesex, the fulfillment of a need for sexual gratification the one partnercould not get from the other.Moreover, humans are not monogamous, as religions (the descendantsof tribal morality administrators) would have us believe. Rare indeed isa bisexual species that remains strictly monogamous after pairing(science has trouble identifying a handful). We are naturallyprogrammed to spread our genes as widely as possible. That meansmales and females together, as often as possible. As our species hasmales always ready and females fertile and able to reproduce manymore times each year than most mammalian species, sex and thedesire for it are part of who we are. Hormones rule, no matter whatour religions and our laws say.