I am always confused when the Houston Police makes such a big deal when they perform prostitution stings. One recent sting detailed in the Houston Chronicle even boasted about arresting a Halliburton executive along with a group of other men. My question is does the public really care if some middle aged men enter into a consensual contract with a woman for sex? A recent movie, The Sessions, displayed the benefits of professional sex therapy. Thus, is seeking sexual companionship on the internet any different then seeking an unlicensed massage therapy. The last time I checked gettting a massage from someone without a license does not come with such serious consequences like being labeled a criminal along with sex offenders, face jail time or loss of one's job. It is also not considered a crime of moral turpitude (crime of dishonesty, or bad character) like prostitution. As a lawyer defending clients that are charged with prostitution I have seen the anxiety, stress that they must overcome even before their case is dismissed. It is time that law enforcement target areas of the city where prostitution is on the street, out in the open. These are the types of prostitution cases that the public wants to be addressed not the ones behind closed doors.