Retrieved 9 May 2011.
The limit between prostitutes and non-prostitutes is becoming more and more fluid, as there are more and more opportunities and non-professional prostitutes, who are offering their body only when they need money or other goods.
The illegality of these types of houses is almost a contradiction, considering that most of the sex workers can't afford to work in an autonomous way.
The fact that the enslaved girls and women were exploited in prostitution without misery nor protection by the law was also used as an for the , the to abolish slavery in the 19th century.
How could we ask prostitutes to take a position against themselves? Brazilian sex workers have campaigned for the repeal of laws criminalizing the maintenance of whorehouses and pimping.
The houses might be illegal, but aren't unusual in Brazil.