View Poll Results: Should it be legalized?

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Thread: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Bah, everyone knows my opinion on this but I believe that laws against all victimless crimes, including drug use of all kinds, are nothing more than Law Enforcement Employment Security Acts. Prohibition never works. History has taught us that. Education works. Tobacco use has gone from 60-70% of the population decades ago down to a small fraction of that. Legalize, regulate, educate.

    Of course prostitution should be legal. As with drugs, legalizing prostitution assures cleaner, safer environment for both prostitutes and their clients. Prostitution-driven crime plummets... who needs a pimp when performing a perfectly legal service? Of course, vice officers will be twiddling their thumbs, so that isn't going to happen.

    Adults have the absolutely right to decide what to do with their bodies, what to ingest in their bodies, whether it's healthy or not. Educate hell out of the population, use license fees and drug taxes to fund low-cost rehabilitation facilities, and help drug users in the same manner we now help alcoholics and those addicted to tobacco. Provide programs, support and assistance.
    I didn't need to read any further into the thread than this post. It is 110% on the mark correct.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mensch View Post
    It surprises me that on this forum, even a significant number of conservatives agree to legalizing both prosititution and marijuana. The government should get with the program!
    They'll do it only when they get more campaign contributions from those who want to legalize it than they will by getting campaign contributions from those who will profit by keeping it illegal.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian_style View Post
    And which statistic are you hoping that will lead me to?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    Since the topic of legalizing marijuana came up, we should discuss another "illegal" activity...

    Should prostitution be legal?
    ASAP.

    And like marijuana, making it illegal clearly does not discourage it.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    And which statistic are you hoping that will lead me to?
    I have read this and clearly I can not read this for you so if you don't read it I don't know what to say.
    If perhaps you that you did read it, or want me to point to certain cherry picked parts no I will not being doing that. It is also hard to do when in a pdf format due to I have never figured out how to copy and paste things in this format. Moving on...

    Do you think that this is a comprehensive study? Do you agree with what they say?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian_style View Post
    Asked and answered go back and read the damn thread.

    personal attacks are not a viable working argument.
    Have you noticed that he demands evidence for this and that, while providing non of his own? This sort of poster isn't to be taken seriously, because even if you offer him your best argument he will just ignore it and personally attack you.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Have you noticed that he demands evidence for this and that, while providing non of his own? This sort of poster isn't to be taken seriously, because even if you offer him your best argument he will just ignore it and personally attack you.
    Jerry, I'll ask you this very simple question that was clearly way too complicated for the barbarian to answer...how would two consenting adults engaging in a cash for sex transaction hurt YOU?

    Now, what are you asking me to prove? That I believe the govt should stay out of my business? Not sure how that would be possible...

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

    I think one of the oldest professions in the world should be legalized......I was talking with a friend of mine about this and it's like he said. Give it to the women and let them run it and not the government. It will be regulated and ran better than what it is now illegally,

    This would clear out all those misdemeanor crimes that waste the tax payers money and the LE's Time. Let them focus on violent crime and continue on with Maintaining the Established Order. No need for Prostitution to be in that Established Order as a Crime. Not to mention it will create jobs and buisnesses.

    We both agreed on that we would like to Work for the Quality Control Dept.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    Jerry, I'll ask you this very simple question that was clearly way too complicated for the barbarian to answer...how would two consenting adults engaging in a cash for sex transaction hurt YOU?
    That's off-topic but I'll answer it: It would not likely effect me in the least. In fact I would probably never know about it.

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    Back on topic: We're not talking about 2 people, we're talking about a market full of millions of people. The increase is various crimes associated with prostitution, does effect me. Also, the prostitute is rarely ever consenting. It's slavery, and that doesn't have to effect me (aka my wife or doughtier or niece being kidnapped for prostitution) in order to oppose it.

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    Now, what are you asking me to prove? That I believe the govt should stay out of my business? Not sure how that would be possible...
    I wasn't asking you to prove anything. You'll provide whatever evidence you feel like, whenever you decide to give it. No pressure.
    Last edited by Jerry; 04-10-12 at 01:13 AM.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

    Let me preface this by saying I'm aware of posters here that utterly disapprove of me, and my positions on this. You've already chosen to make me aware of your feelings and if I may borrow a quote, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn".

    I probably have as much experience as anyone here does. I've had a great deal of experience with prostitution from every angle, as a prostitute (I was much, much younger and cuter then), as a client and as a pimp (eat your heart out). Even today, I use prostitutes for my own sexual needs, I have personal friendships with prostitutes both active and retired and I live in the only state that has areas with legal prostitution. I do not claim that all of this makes me an expert, however, it should give me a clue. And you know what? I’ve had one hell of an interesting life. I may be an old fart now, lining up his bedtime medications and cleaning the goddamn litter box for the 111th time today but I got to do some interesting ****.

    One of the most nonsensical anti-prostitution arguments in the under-age girl kept in slavery. Yes, that's pretty horrible and there are many laws this violates, most of which are far more felonious than simple solicitation. I would hope that abuse of minors, or adults not engaged of their own free will, were rigorously investigated and prosecuted under slavery, kidnapping and abuse of minor’s laws. However, this is an insignificant percentage of the overall business of the sale of sex for money.

    Another popular argument is the “immorality”. I really don’t understand that. If you are married and seeing prostitutes, particularly without consent, then yes, that does seem immoral. If you are single and uncommitted, I can not see any element of immorality. For the “immorality” set let me say I think you’re full of BS. If you’re a guy, what’s your problem? E.D.? What the hell is it to you if I want to pay $100 for a no responsibility blowjob? And the women who find all this so objectionable – you’ve been giving it away for a few beers or a wedding ring. No wonder you’re mad. What job can YOU get that pays $300 an hour? Oh, maybe CEO of a bank.

    The prostitutes I know are all in the business because they enjoy the business itself and the substantive financial rewards. The retired ladies accumulated great wealth, bought property and later got married into a traditional life or chose to live alone. Some of them have continued working well into their 60s albeit their makeup expenses have risen dramatically. And they get laid regularly ☺

    Before I go, let me address that last pointless argument of STDs. You are far less likely to get an STD from a prostitute than you are from a slut. Got it? They are much more careful and not driven by passion. You ain’t getting in there without a jacket by saying “I love you”.

    Prostitutes provide a valid service and should be afforded protection. If they could be licensed and work in safe environments, it would certainly be better than the current dangers this nonsensical prohibition creates. The American propensity to make everything a crime is in itself a criminal failing of intelligence. The forbidding of sex because you think the sky fairy says so is as idiotic as alien abductions.

    LEGALIZE IT AND UTILIZE IT©

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