Prostitution can't be removed completely. It's difficult to tackle compared to alcohol or drugs.I’ve always teetered on issues such as e-gals and legalizing prostitution especially when looking at the rise of automation and the service industry.
I don’t think we know where this will lead us.
Speaking purely based on economics, doing less work to sustain yourself is good. But there’s hidden costs to sex work and becoming online personalities that people need to factor into their earnings.
I’m willing to bet the CCP acknowledges certain economic benefits to these sectors or else they would’ve cracked down on it much harder. We all know places like Dongguan and those 城中村 are famous for xxx.
But online prostitution contributes little to economy and is an overall letdown on other aspects of society - family bonds, societal bonds, individual character etc.
Online prostitution is easy access to money. All women (and men increasingly) need is a normal human body.
Anyone who lives off such a source is, surely, going to be dependent on other negative things - drugs, alcohol, offline prostitution etc.