would you do it for material gain if there was marginal social stigma / legal downside?
I don't think I would make a very good prostitute. I couldn't even sit through dinner or hold someone's hand if I weren't attracted to them and if I knew I'd be expected to have sex with them before I could leave - even if the money was great- I'd probably become catatonic with dread and depression.
But I do understand that's because I've never been in the situation that I was THAT desperate for money.
I'm sure there are a lot of things I haven't had to do that I could do if I had to.
I'd do it is the price were right, and further I'll assert that it should be not be the province of the police, courts, religions or social mores.
How 'bout you?
If we're talking about consenting adults, I think that anything that belongs to a person is theirs to either give away or sell.
I was going to say 'except children' but even there, if a person is inclined to give away or sell their child - it's probably better for that child to be sold or given away rather than stay in the home of one who doesn't want him/her- unless they were sold to someone who wanted them to be prostitutes. But that's a different issue.
But yeah - if an adult person enjoys sex and wants to sell it - it's none of my business.