Brieftly stated, Prostitution is engaging in sex acts for money.
I think Michael Keaton said it best in the movie Night Shift
PROSTITUTION! But what does that mean really? Sometimes it helps to understand a word if you break it down, so let's do that now shall we? Pros..it doesn't mean anything, you can forget about that..Tit, I think we all know what that means, Tu, two tit and TION of course, from the Latin to shun..to say uh-uh no thank you anyway I don't want it, to push away...it doesn't even belong in this word really.