It depends on what we're referring to as prostitution. I must make note that I think all of them in all forms are wrong. Escorts are popular in big cities, they have the most rights. They don't have an obligation for sexual favors - however, they're hired because a big tip can easily 'persuade' them once they're escorting you on a date. Brothels probably have almost equal rights. Typically - since they're legal, they have right to refuse. They can refuse service to a man for any reason and they typically have security around the house who protects them, so they aren't in fear. Street Hookers are the most illegal and most endangered. Once they get into the car they've basically agreed to anything. If they disagree they have to physically ward you off. They can't exactly call the police. This is why you hear of so many dead street hookers. At that point it becomes a court nightmare. Typically the woman is charged with prostitution, and the man is charged with picking up a prostitute. Rarely rape charges are upheld - that is, unless the man has previous convictions of sexual assault. But even then most hookers don't have enough self-respect to not accept relatively small plea deals. Human traficking is completely different. It consists of women who are brought from other countries and are given food, water, shelter, and basic essentials in exchange for doing sexual favors to strangers for their 'owners'. They're held partially within their will and against their will. Some are literally locked up in cages, some roam freely in houses. In the more extreme case they're unlocked just to do the service - In both cases they're convinced that if they do the service for N amount of years they'll be granted US Freedom with a stipend. If they escape in their minds they're 100% getting deported - which they apparently feel is worse than prostitution, if they stay they at least have a chance of being given citizenship. If they try to leave their owners may convince them they owe them the cost of bringing them in. In any case it's always rape. US Court has a precedent that having sexual relations with a person who is mentally distressed or by blackmale is prosecuted very harshly. American juries crucify those who do it. It doesn't have any clear pity for those who have option to leave the industry and choose not to. And will rarely side with them. That's simply the nature of the American jury system - Americans decide who gets punished harshly and who doesn't deserve 'revenge'.