The concept of prostitution has endured through out the
ages, prevalent in all known societies and has been approached with many
different methods of public policing, approval or oversight. Historically
in Nevada, as in all other parts of the world, the profession had been
kept illegal, some times enforced aggressively, some times tolerated in
its illegal form, and then in a 24-hour state, acquainted with the management
of various forms of adult entertainment, and in a spirit of creating “something
better”, was legalized in qualified Nevada counties, by enlightened legislators.
It was understood that a governmentally managed industry with enforceable
oversight, was far superior to an illegal environment, operated in the
shadows by a criminal element that pray on the unfortunate, the unloved,
and the unsuspecting, seeking to give or receive feminine attention that
may not otherwise be available to them. An unregulated industry runs amuck
in the shadowy hands of the criminals that profit from the unfortunate,
and pray on the unprotected.
In 1971 the Legislators of Nevada stepped up to the plate, and though somewhat uncomfortable, legalized prostitution in Nevada counties with populations of less than 100,000 residences. They created state statutes of control and oversight, and then allowed the individual counties to create licensing and operational statutes and guidelines. The Nevada State controls and oversight of the prostitution industry have evolved over the years with the integrity and professionalism reaching a level that has been recognized by other communities, both locally and internationally, as the “Standard”, by which the prostitution industry should be regulated. I have been contacted by representatives from Paris, Canada, and various interest groups through out the United States. There is a growing interest for regulating the legal industry of prostitution, and the Nevada model has been recognized as the standard for others to follow. It is becoming clear in this 21st century that hiding, or ignoring the industry is not the answer.
Each month I pledge to identify, explore, and support, with stories, events, and experience, the incredible benefits that a regulated profession of legal prostitution brings to the State of Nevada, the local community, and the Independent contractors that serve. You will find the following subject matter explored in future columns;
State and county statutes establish the mandatory guidelines that we as an industry are to follow. They create measurable benefits for every one. They include but are not limited to;
1) A mandatory State health clearance certificate prior to working, and then weekly testing and state lab clearance, for each subsequent week worked in the profession.
2) Mandatory condom use for all requested services, and a latex barrier that must be used when condoms are not adequate.
3) Prior to working in Nevada the LPIN’s must obtain a work card issued by the local Sheriff. These include fingerprints and background checks. No underage, felons, or criminally active individuals will gain approval.
4) Storey County Brothels are considered Drug free environments, and the policy is strictly enforced.
5) Financial benefits to the County include the brothel license fee ($18,750) for each brothel every 90 days, then property taxes, Personal property taxes on all improvements, plus business licenses for the brothels, bars, restaurants, escort licenses, and a cabaret license for the dancers, then a room tax for each room in every brothel every day, payable monthly. Then sheriffs cards for all LPIN’S and Employees that work in the brothel.
Ancillary benefits that will be explored include;
1) Neutralizing community pedophile activity.
2) Removes the criminal element by eliminating “pimps”, and their associated criminal activities.
3) Prevents the exploitation of underage children in illegal underground brothels. Prevalent in every other state in our nation.
4) Provides partners for gentlemen that are challenged by Mother Nature, enduring rehabilitating injuries, and other forms of life’s challenges, allowing them to enjoy feminine companionship with dignity and respect.
5) Serves an elderly and ageing population of sexually active gentleman who have lost life’s partners.
6) Creates a safe working environment of choice for LPIN’s, allowing them to pay taxes on earnings, and then develop credit and buying power for their families and lives.
Mustang Ranch & the Wild Horse brothels