Britons think prostitution should be destigmatised. They just don’t want to be friends with prostitutes, and they certainly don’t want their children to enter the field, a new YouGov poll found.

Just over half said it should be legal to pay and be paid for sex, and roughly the same proportion of respondents said prostitution shouldn’t be stigmatised. Meanwhile, 77% would be upset if their child became a stripper, and 85% said the same about their child becoming a prostitute. Only 6% were willing to enter a relationship with a prostitute, and 41% were willing to be friends with a prostitute. Men, in their generosity, were markedly more likely than women to say they’re willing to befriend prostitutes and strippers.