This was the law against people exploiting working girls.In practice the law has been rarely applied and prostitutes were actually not protected.
In this case, it is likely that the person behind the profile is a pimp and not the actual girl.It's only after you agree to a transaction and pay a down payment (DP) that he will contact the girl, pick her up, and bring her to your place.If you are using any of these, you have probably noticed that there are more and more profiles of prostitutes, to the point that it can ruin the experience for "normal" users. They have an interesting feature called "Look Around" that can be used to meet people near you.In Indonesia, it has been completely hijacked by organized online prostitution.In 1988, prostitution has been recognized as a legal profession.
The new law introduced in October 2000 clearly makes prostitution legal, subjecting it to the municipal regulations about the organization and the practice of business.As soon as you turn it on, you'll receive chat requests from various "spas" and "massage girls" offering to visit you in your room 24/7. On the dating app Badoo, it has become very difficult to meet girls who are not looking for money, directly or indirectly.They rarely mention openly that they are prostitutes but they will often say in their profiles things like: "Butuh uang (need money)", "Tidak suka cowok pelit (I don't like stingy guys), "I like shopping", etc.We see that the sex trade will just move from the streets to the virtual world. Wouldn't it better, as Ahok suggested, to legalize prostitution and to organize it in dedicated spaces?This could make the job easier for the Government and NGOs to protect sex workers from abuse/violence and to give them counseling and regular medical check-ups.A classic song by a French-Belgium Jacques Brel “Amsterdam”, describes a night in the city with women and alcohol, where sailors are the main clients.