Nobody risks rape anymore. Taking its initiative from the New Etherlands, and in a desperate bid to control rampant sexually transmitted diseases, prostitution has been legalised and encouraged in most countries (with the exception of the few that still subscribe to religion and morality in the traditional sense), with government welfare centres erected to provide safe sex. The ladies and men employed at these centres are screened routinely to ensure that they remain disease free. Civil servants in a civilised world.