They could technically get laid but prostitution is in effect illegal because most of the activities surrounding it are illegal. The reason I keep bringing up socially awkward men is because I have several friends at university who fit that description. These guys are good fellows, kind, loyal, and smart but because they don't lift weights and never played sports as kids, they are socially awkward and women don't want to have sex with them. Many of them were bullied at school. Not so much the guys from Newfoundland because most people are nice here but some of these guys come from Ontario, Halifax, and places where respect isn't as common in the schools. Because of the fact that these guys are out of shape, not athletic, and because of their inhibitions due to bullying and possibly their innate temperment, they have trouble getting laid. If prostitution were legal, they could just go down to the local brothel, get it on with the hottest woman their, rid themselves of their virginity, and move on with their lives.
I realize that if these guys started lifting weights and playing sports, women may start liking them more but I think age 18 to 22 is a little late to be starting that. Still I think that playing sports and being fit gives more benefits than simply getting women, I try to get these guys involved in intramurals and I invite them to come to the gym with me and out to parties. I get along with almost everyone so I'm not really worried about losing my rep for hanging out with "nerds", these guys are smart and I study with them because I only have a mediocre brain and they help me with university. I do sympathize with their lack of social skills. I tried to hook them up with some girls but the girls told me that the guys were nice but that their innate attraction mechanisms weren't triggered (they didn't exactly use those words, I'm summarizing them in my own).
So the reason I keep bringing this up is because I know people in that situation. I remember back in high school where I had trouble getting women. I was a good athlete and strong physically but I didn't know all the lines and game that is required to pick up women. I wasn't captain of any teams or a star athlete, just another player and I played basketball not hockey and in Canada, hockey is king. Hockey players got most of the attention of the women at my school. Basketball was alright but hockey was were it was at. I was good at floor hockey but I can't skate so playing ice hockey was out of the question for me.I got some girls in HS but I wasn't a Casanova. Because I struggled with women while some of my buddies on the hockey team had a different chick every weekend, I appreciate what these guys are going through. I can't even imagine what being a virgin must be like, my heart goes out to these guys, When I got to college I was able to step my game up and learn what to say to women. Being 230 pounds doesn't hurt either. Women like big guys. I was kind of a beanpole in High school but college really packs the weight on, well some of that weight is beer.
Anyways sorry about the long personal rant but that story I told you guys is why I support prostitution. It's not the only reason I support it. Safety of the women, the fact that the government shouldn't be able to tell people what they can and can't do with their bodies and tax revenue are all additional reasons why I think legal prostitution is a good idea.