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  • Prostitution should be legal and openly regulated.

    42 72.41%
  • Prostitution should be illegal.

    10 17.24%
  • Prostitution should only be decriminalized and associated aspects of it heavily regulated.

    4 6.90%
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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Ummm that is because if a woman wants some strange all she needs to do is slip off the ring and go to any bar. Hell if she plays her cards right she won't have to pay for her drinks either...

    But while there maynot be any male brothels near you, rest assured there are men who whore out... google 'gigolo'
    So why is it such a secret then...not standing in shop windows wearing just their pants ??

    Or are men too ashamed to be classed as a whore?

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Would that mean the end of pimps as we know them?
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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Would that mean the end of pimps as we know them?

    Doubtful.....



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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    So why is it such a secret then...not standing in shop windows wearing just their pants ??

    Or are men too ashamed to be classed as a whore?
    You are either VERY young or very sheltered... it isn't a secret, just not the same demand for man whores. Like I said, a great many married woman doesn't need to pay for a sex partner, just a quiet place to fish.

    Prostitution is the a social construct where people who can't get what they want for free, or a few drinks and dinner, can pay someone for the service. Few women need to pay a partner for what they want.

    Course as a fellow in a movie once asked, "Do you know why you pay a whore?"

    "You pay her to LEAVE!"

    Many men have to pay for no strings attached sexual relief, most women don't.

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    You are either VERY young or very sheltered... it isn't a secret, just not the same demand for man whores. Like I said, a great many married woman doesn't need to pay for a sex partner, just a quiet place to fish.

    Prostitution is the a social construct where people who can't get what they want for free, or a few drinks and dinner, can pay someone for the service. Few women need to pay a partner for what they want.

    Course as a fellow in a movie once asked, "Do you know why you pay a whore?"

    "You pay her to LEAVE!"

    Many men have to pay for no strings attached sexual relief, most women don't.
    Exactly..a woman can get sex whenever.....you are talking about male escorts...not male whores......and what is the big secret..that their wives won't do........

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Again you are either very young or very sheltered.

    Hire an 'escort' and don't get a happy ending? Not likely, escorts are just better dressed and hopefully capable of going out in public for a bit before sexually satisfying the client than a common whore.

    You asked about man whores using windows to advertise their profession. As you have now agreed most women wanting that quickie sort of sex don't have to window shop for it but rather go to damn near any bar...

    Those wanting a bit more than that, the so-called boy/girl friend experience, pay for escorts.

    Now the 'secret' of what a wife won't do once you put a ring on it... stop and think about it for a minute... once the man kneels and puts a ring on her finger she will never kneel infront of him again....

    Your a clever girl, I'm sure you can figure this out...

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Doubtful.....


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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I haven't made my mind up on this honestly. On one hand, while I don't morally agree with it, I do believe 2 adults should be able to consensually exchange money for any service they please. However, if prostitution is made legal, I'm not confident the gov't could put the proper restrictions and laws in place to prevent it from running rampant on the streets. Imagine street walkers soliciting in front of Toys R Us or Macy's during Christmas. That would be awful IMO. I'm not someone who's going to pin their beliefs on confidence in the gov't to do something competently either lol.
    Prostitution is completely legal here in Germany. You could go to a whore house or call one up in the phone book for a home visit. As a result, it's OFF the streets and far less common than you'd think. Something being legal does not mean that every person will throw out their morals or relationships.
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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    How about teaching men to control themselves??
    MEN???? Have you not seen the HUGE amount of female teachers enjoying the penis of underage boys?!?!
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    Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Legalize it. Regulate it. Tax it.

    Outlawing it and driving it into the shadows gives power to the pimps, makes it easier to abuse the women (and some men), and increases the likelihood of underage prostitutes and transmission of diseases.

    When legalized the prostitutes no longer need to pay protection money to pimps, thus allowing them to keep more, or all, of their profits. They can feel safe in going to the police if they need to and they can be required to undergo frequent STD screenings.

    As for the complaint that it commodifies women (and let's not forget their are plenty of male prostitutes out there as well), well, yeah, in some ways it does commodify that particular person. They are renting out their body and services for a period of time.

    But so do strippers, and models, and construction workers, and police, and soldiers, firefighters, crab fisherman, janitors.....

    Seriously, when I hire a mechanic to work on my car, I am not all that interested in him as a person. I want a service from him and I am going to pay him for it. When our transaction is done I probably won't give him a second thought.

    I can already hear people thinking "No, it isn't the same, because prostitutes are often forced into this dangerous line of work and can't get out."

    Sure, but that is most likely to happen when it is criminalized. Legalize and it becomes just another service industry. As a feminist I am annoyed by this infantilizing of women that our culture is fond of, claiming that women aren't capable of making their own choices and that they shouldn't have dominion over their own bodies.
    Why do you want to tax it? Unless you want the govt to be the pimp, then they have no claim to a cut.
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