(long reply to the OP)
I think implementing this would be a bad idea. Here are some thoughts I had about it:
One reason is because the article says "... sex on deployment could help ease the stress of 'loneliness or prolonged absence from family, friends,
partners and spouses'”. One of my concerns is that when a person is stressed and finds emotional release (to a person, in this case), the stressed
person might develop a strong emotional attachment to the outlet. That might lead to my next concerns.
Possessiveness. I've seen people getting jealous & fight just about dating the same person. In the articles proposal, would having a release from
sex workers designated to units, would service members choose to be regulars and become possessive over "their" favored sex worker/s? Although the sex
workers would do their function, jealousy, possessiveness and friction can still occur amongst troops because of this and at possibly a higher rate
than if there were no assigned sex workers.
Having these regular sex workers + not able to release and/or the friction amongst each other (troops) could put the sex workers in danger of being
assaulted, raped, etc. by service members that are looking to release, but their "favorite" might be too tired, not in the mood, etc. To nutshell it,
I draw that from my studies (not internet research, so I have no links) on when people use striking heavybags (example) was a release when upset; a
lot are told to "visualize" what they are upset at, often being another person. The body adopts striking as a method to release emotions, stress,
etc.; it also engrains in muscle memory. And then when that person gets into a heated argument (for example), but the bag (striking element for
release) is not present, the person's stress, adrenaline, etc increases, sometimes resulting in blacks-out where, unknowingly, the stressed person
beats the person they were arguing with. Why? It is what they trained their body & mind was their "release". I know that doesn't happen all the time,
but I have seen it happen in others. In those regards, I don't see sex workers for the military as a good proposal. That leads to my next
Spies. Another concern I have is spies infiltrating as military sex workers and purposely getting military personnel to develop emotional attachments
to the spies. If that happens, there is the possibility of extracting information. But, too, the spies might be able to use their influencing to
manipulate the personnel into causing friction with each other, influence bad ideas into powerful ears, etc. Tear units down from the inside.
The article talks about suicide rates. I feel it is not a good idea to intentionally put temptation (sex workers) in front of the troops, especially
they could be emotionally vulnerable from what they are currently going through. How will a trooper feel, knowing they sexually cheated on their
spouse/partner? If they feel guilty, that might drive them further into loneliness and cause them to feel unworthy of their spouse/partner. I feel
that compounded emotional void push suicide ideology rates up, before they return home and have to face their spouse/partner.
Thanks for reading.
edit on 2017 12 12 by oldme because: forgot a period :
edit on 2017 12 12 by oldme because: Typo... I'm
sure I missed more, though
edit on 2017 12 12 by oldme because: added a thought o.O