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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    Simple question.
    Simple answer too, yes.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Most adult women prostitutes don't have a say with what happens to their bodies either..

    So you are not bothered about them?
    They would if it was legalized.

    They could simply advertise their service and have clients come to either their home or a designated place of business.

    There would be no need for 'pimps' of any kind.

    In fact, that is very much how it often works in Canada (where prostitution is mostly legal).

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    How do you know?
    I would hate to interrupt your serious political debates with another one of my boring anecdotes..

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    I would hate to interrupt your serious political debates with another one of my boring anecdotes..
    So, IOW, you don't know.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    So, IOW, you don't know.
    No..that was a sarcastic answer saying I can't be bothered pissing in the wind..

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    No..that was a sarcastic answer saying I can't be bothered pissing in the wind..
    Then why are you here?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    I'm not one to use a prostitute, not one to agree with the practice, but it's there and has been for millennia regardless of it's legality. It makes sense to legalize it and have health standards for multiple reasons, whether or not it's legal it is happening, and unless the sex worker wants to get tested it's not going to happen, then there is the "no legal recourse" situation which forces many of them to use the service of pimps(and we all know what upstanding citizens they are ). Basically, for no moral reasons but just a sense of getting some market controls and limiting secondary crimes related to prostitution such as assault, rape, and murder it makes sense to at least try legalizing and regulating it. It is afterall an act between two consenting adults(excluding other criminal prostitution like sex slaves and underage of course.).
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Absolutely. Why should the government come in and re-neg contracts made between willing adults? What business is it of government to tell someone what to do with their own body?

    The only people who want this enforced are the religious moral police.



    Slavery is having your free will removed. In prostitution, at no time are they giving up their free will. They're willingly entering into a contract. If that's not the case, such as they're being coerced by their pimp, then the law should step in to prevent this coercion.
    First the Government should stay out of it.... then the government should step in and get involved...
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Only when it is relevant to the topic...
    Even then, because it may seem off topic but have a very relevant point to lead up to.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    In response to the OP, I am opposed to prostitution on both moral and practical grounds. I feel that it is a trade which is hard to regulate, easy to abuse, and which very often winds up being exploitive and unhealthy for both service providers and consumers alike. In an ideal world, the practice would be annihilated entirely and that would be the end of matter.

    Unfortunately, however; one must ultimately admit that we do not live in an ideal world. As such, the question of whether or not prostitution should be legalized or illegalized really becomes one of picking the solution which will result in the best possible outcome on average for all individuals involved.

    I am inclined to believe that legalized and regulated prostitution fits this criteria. Though, I would also argue that it can have a tendency to make human trafficking for the purposes of the sex trade a lot easier to get away with.

    It's honestly kind of a tough call either way.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    In all fairness, I think being in a shopping plaza would probably mean bad business for the brothel as well. It's hard to think of a worse place for a brothel than in between Best Buy and Payless, LOL.

    Brothels would probably end up in the same places that nightclubs, bars, casinos and other places that cater to "vice" end up. Problems with zoning isn't really a legitimate concern when it comes to legalizing prostitution, in my mind. There are plenty of places from nightclubs to liquor stores that people don't want in certain areas, but we always find some place to put them.
    For some people, that might actually prove to be rather convenient.

    I couldn't held but laugh when I visited Heidelberg Army Base in Germany in 2011 and found that there was a brothel literally right across the street from the gate for the main post exchange. Rumour had it that a non-neglible number of soldiers on post would wind up engaged or married after a few trips to the establishment.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 06-08-13 at 07:41 PM.

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