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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I don't agree. I think first that if a married man or woman would be willing to pay for sex that they would also have no issue with going to a bar to pick up a stranger to have sex with. Second, I think there are couples out there that have no issue with their spouse going to a prostitute.

    Every time this argument comes up, all I can think about is "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas". Especially the part where they are interviewing the townpeople on the news, and the old lady says that she considered it a blessing for her husband, when he was alive, to go there. It gave her a break. I know its just a movie, but I can definitely see some people feeling this way.
    Citing your first sentence, thus is why I said legalizing prostitution would only increase the divorce rates because there is no fear of being caught because monies were exchanged for sex. Difference between picking someone up at a bar and a prostitute is quite often most women outright just dont perform sexual acts for youe pleasure. Also, soliticing prostitution is anonymous whereas bar pickups is a social environment, and if you are willing to commit infidelity you are exposimg yourself.

    My point is that legalizing prostitution will lead to an increase in infidelity and divorce.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Although I think it is disgusting, prostitution should be completely legal as long as it is between consenting adults.
    Agreed, It's disgusting, but then again its a great transfer of wealth and nothing undermines the careers of the powerful like a sex scandel or two

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I completely agree that regulated prostitution can improve the lives of existing sex workers.

    However, as Europe's current situation highlights, legalized prostitution can have a tendency to be something of a double-edged sword. Legalizing the sex industry results in increased demand for sex workers, which makes the overall industry larger than it would've been before legalization. In Europe at least, this increased demand has often been met by human trafficking put in place by organized crime families, who take their workers from more poverty stricken regions of the world like Eastern Europe and Africa.

    It can also be extremely difficult for authorities to shut these operations down once they are in place, as it is nearly impossible to prove beyond a doubt which sex workers have been trafficked and which have not after the fact.

    The same could conceivably happen over here. The last thing we want is to legalize prostitution in order to improve the lives of street walkers just to open the door for drug cartels to set up shop and open their own line of brothels stocked with latin american workers that may, or may not, happen to be trafficked sex slaves.
    Little Finger is against prostitution? Who would've thought!

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Should someone be allowed to sell themselves into slavery?
    Prostitution isn't slavery any more than any other job.


    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It's not a victimless crime. People don't get into prostitution because their lives are going well. Would you be ok with someone doing "business" in the house next to yours?
    I wouldn't be OK with someone running a car repair center or a tax preparation office next door, either, that's why I live where it's zoned for residential only.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

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    I do not understand why prostitution is illegal. Why should prostitution be illegal. Selling is legal, ****ing is legal. Why isnt selling ****ing legal? You know, why should it be illegal to sell something that is perfectly legal to give away. I cant follow the logic on that at all. Of all the things you can do to a person, giving someone a orgasm is hardly the worst thing in the world. In the army they give you a metal for spraying napalm on people. civilian life, you go to jail for giving someone an orgasm. Maybe, Im not supposed to understand it. George Carlin

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I completely agree that regulated prostitution can improve the lives of existing sex workers.

    However, as Europe's current situation highlights, legalized prostitution can have a tendency to be something of a double-edged sword. Legalizing the sex industry results in increased demand for sex workers, which makes the overall industry larger than it would've been before legalization. In Europe at least, this increased demand has often been met by human trafficking put in place by organized crime families, who take their workers from more poverty stricken regions of the world like Eastern Europe and Africa.

    It can also be extremely difficult for authorities to shut these operations down once they are in place, as it is nearly impossible to prove beyond a doubt which sex workers have been trafficked and which have not after the fact.

    The same could conceivably happen over here. The last thing we want is to legalize prostitution in order to improve the lives of street walkers just to open the door for drug cartels to set up shop and open their own line of brothels stocked with latin american workers that may, or may not, happen to be trafficked sex slaves.
    Maybe they have a different immigration standard than the US?
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    I can't believe this crap..do you think women enjoy being a prostitute??

    They may enjoy the financial wealth it may bring them..(all overseen by men)

    But ENJOY..nah!!
    Some might, just like there are a lot of pornstars who really enjoy their jobs.

    Do you think people enjoy working at mcdonalds? Should we ban people from working at mcdonalds because they won't like it? Most people hate their jobs.

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    First the Government should stay out of it.... then the government should step in and get involved...
    Yes, because the first scenario is a contract between two willing adults. The government should respect that contract, as there is no victim. The second scenario is one citizen coercing another citizen with the threat of violence.

    That is the role of government, to prevent coercion between citizens. Anything 2 or more people willingly do to or with each other should be legal.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Besides the morality question, there is a nagging problem with legalizing prostitution. How does one observe the prostitute at work to ensure they are working safely? Very few customers would be willing to be observed while having sex, and without watchful eyes, anything can happen, the main issue being condom usage. Plenty of customers would be willing to pay a premium for not using a condom, and the prostitute would pocket the extra gains and not have to share with the brothel owner. STD testing will of course catch a problem, but only after it becomes a problem.
    I agree and will add a couple things. What portion of prostitutes do you think will honestly report their earnings? It's not like they need a pimp employer. To extend your concerns about STDs, they will clearly spread more and even those avoiding prostitution will have increased risks.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I agree and will add a couple things. What portion of prostitutes do you think will honestly report their earnings? It's not like they need a pimp employer. To extend your concerns about STDs, they will clearly spread more and even those avoiding prostitution will have increased risks.
    Prostitution is legal in Germany, and yet the workers are regularly tested, and the STD rate of the entire country is much lower than ours.

    Bringing this business out of the alleyways and into regulation is the only way to protect these women.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    How would a situation be handled if there was a pregnancy resulting from an encounter?
    I'm glad you mentioned pregnancy. IMO, a pregnancy resulting from paying someone to screw is disrespectful as heck to the child. Kids should be created with love of your partner, not just love of a damn orgasm.
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