Even if a woman individually feels they are reclaiming their sexuality, the act of prostitution does not exist in a vacuum. There are deep-rooted power imbalances at play through gender, racial and economic norms. Therefore prostitution cannot ever be a vehicle for women to convincingly reclaim their sexuality.
Rather than promoting the sexuality of the sex worker, prostitution prioritises the sexuality of the customer. When the customer is a man, as it most often the case, the industry perpetuates the idea that male sexuality must be satiated.
This does not prioritise or empower women’s sexuality, but the sexuality of the customer.