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

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    The only argument I need is we should be staying out of people's bedroom and let consenting adults do what they want...
    I agree. What he described was what happens with illegal prostitution. It does not describe what's happening with the legal brothels in Nevada. Those organizations don't get their workers from the human sex slave trade. They get them from willing applicants.

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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?
    Yep, I think consenting adults should be able to do what they want so long as there isn't a demonstrable harm to society or other individuals. I can't think of any demonstrable harm to society or individuals that would come from legalizing prostitution. In fact, I think with regulation, it would be good for both.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    The only argument I need is we should be staying out of people's bedroom and let consenting adults do what they want...
    Sketching road to go down and for other reasons not mentioned. If it would only come down to the statement of "staying out of people's bedroom of consenting adults."

    Let's look at this differently, if you are in a profession that involves your bedroom as an office then you just opened the door to your office for Uncle Sam to look in on his taxable income, not your bedroom door anymore.

    Also when addressing other issues such as unemployment, all unemployment then should be denied because it would be tough to prove that no one is willing to haves sex with you for money. The thing is that you can not collect unemployment if you turn down gainable employment. In other words you would have the government now in some control of what you do with your body. Slippery slope folks that's all.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal and not just for medical reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    The only argument I need is we should be staying out of people's bedroom and let consenting adults do what they want...
    • It's a parked car in a lot or ally, not a bedroom.
    • The prostitute generally has no say, as she's owned by her pimp, and therefore is not consenting.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian_style View Post
    Let's look at this differently, if you are in a profession that involves your bedroom as an office then you just opened the door to your office for Uncle Sam to look in on his taxable income, not your bedroom door anymore.
    Not only taxable income, but people who run other businesses out of their home, perhaps physical therapy or daycare, have to comply with a large host of restrictive building code and inspections in order to acquire and maintain their buisness license.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian_style View Post
    Sketching road to go down and for other reasons not mentioned. If it would only come down to the statement of "staying out of people's bedroom of consenting adults."

    Let's look at this differently, if you are in a profession that involves your bedroom as an office then you just opened the door to your office for Uncle Sam to look in on his taxable income, not your bedroom door anymore.

    Also when addressing other issues such as unemployment, all unemployment then should be denied because it would be tough to prove that no one is willing to haves sex with you for money. The thing is that you can not collect unemployment if you turn down gainable employment. In other words you would have the government now in some control of what you do with your body. Slippery slope folks that's all.
    Sure, if it's regulated and taxed, Uncle Sam will get his part...if you can pay for a massage in a spa, how is this any different?

    If you are self employed, you aren't eligible for unemployment anyone...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    • It's a parked car in a lot or ally, not a bedroom.
    • The prostitute generally has no say, as she's owned by her pimp, and therefore is not consenting.
    Why would you assume it would have to be in a parked car or alley? Ever been to Nevada? Amsterdam?

    She only needs a pimp because it's illegal. If it's legal and regulated, no need for a pimp...

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

    Here is a basic undeniable and time proven reality. Sex sells. Sex is a valued commodity. Some people may have limited skill sets and qualifications but may be uniquely gifted and talented to be able to provide that service. People sell their services all the time. Legalized prostitution would involve person X willingly offering a service (that lets be honest...some people LOVE to offer and are very good at it) to person Y who values it and is willing to pay for it. People pay for massages, they pay for counseling, they pay for tattoos. We have smoke shops, state run liquor stores, and in some parts of the country marijuana stores. It is ridiculous that Miss Sally cant request a business license, open an establishment, pass the required building and health inspections, and bill customers for a desired service. Everyone...EVERYONE wins. The public health is more secure because while you may still have the occasional 5 dolla independent snaggle toothed crack ho, you will certainly have less of them. And hey...Diannas Discount Dildo Dojo could offer unique business start-up positions, business management experience, you could have minimum wage and higher type positions, there is just a whole lot of 'win' in legalizing the trade.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    Why would you assume it would have to be in a parked car or alley? Ever been to Nevada? Amsterdam?

    She only needs a pimp because it's illegal. If it's legal and regulated, no need for a pimp.
    Regulation has never worked, there is typically an owner/pimp, and the prostitute rarely has a choice regardless.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    • It's a parked car in a lot or ally, not a bedroom.
    • The prostitute generally has no say, as she's owned by her pimp, and therefore is not consenting.
    If prostitution were legalized, public sex could and would still be illegal. And pimps could be made illegal through the regulation, so...

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