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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypersonic View Post
    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.
    You must not have been out in a while. Picking up someone in a bar can be anonymous and it isn't all that hard to find a woman willing to perform acts for the man's pleasure. Maybe you go to the wrong bars.

    But even besides that, you said it yourself, that you believe they are less likely to get caught so why would they get caught leading to the divorce? It may increase infidelity but it could easily make more marriages happier as well. Not everyone is the same. Some feel that any sexual contact is infidelity, others feel only certain sexual acts are infidelity, and still others feel it is only infidelity if there is an emotional connection. If a spouse is fine with their spouse going to a prostitute, then it is none of your business. It is probably better if they are having problems that revolve around sex, which some couples do, that if sex with someone else is considered an option, then it is available through a prostitute (regulated) rather than just someone picked up for a one-night stand or worse, someone the person knows, which turns into a major drama.

    I just don't think that you can really say that it would increase divorce.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypersonic View Post
    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.
    Your assumptions don't match the evidence. Here's a map of the world showing the legal status of prostitution:



    Red is illegal and unregulated.
    Blue is legal and unregulated.
    Green is legal and regulated.

    Prostitution is legal in almost all of europe and south america, and yet the US has the highest divorce rates in the world. Germany for instance didn't even make the top 50 divorce rates.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Absolutely, why should it be illegal to sell anything you can give away for free?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Your assumptions don't match the evidence. Here's a map of the world showing the legal status of prostitution:



    Red is illegal and unregulated.
    Blue is legal and unregulated.
    Green is legal and regulated.

    Prostitution is legal in almost all of europe and south america, and yet the US has the highest divorce rates in the world. Germany for instance didn't even make the top 50 divorce rates.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    You must not have been out in a while. Picking up someone in a bar can be anonymous and it isn't all that hard to find a woman willing to perform acts for the man's pleasure. Maybe you go to the wrong bars.

    But even besides that, you said it yourself, that you believe they are less likely to get caught so why would they get caught leading to the divorce? It may increase infidelity but it could easily make more marriages happier as well. Not everyone is the same. Some feel that any sexual contact is infidelity, others feel only certain sexual acts are infidelity, and still others feel it is only infidelity if there is an emotional connection. If a spouse is fine with their spouse going to a prostitute, then it is none of your business. It is probably better if they are having problems that revolve around sex, which some couples do, that if sex with someone else is considered an option, then it is available through a prostitute (regulated) rather than just someone picked up for a one-night stand or worse, someone the person knows, which turns into a major drama.

    I just don't think that you can really say that it would increase divorce.
    But the minor difference between picking up random people at bars and prostitutes is the risk of the other developing emotional attachment, whereas for a prostitute it is just a job. The risk of emotional attachment even if the relationship is just "friends with benefits" also runs the risk of the other person developing feelings and thus running the further risk of exposing your infidelities.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypersonic View Post
    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.
    ROFL! That's pretty funny stuff!

    BTW, most men cheat with coworkers.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    I feel like legalized prostitution just facilitates cheating and would be difficult/expensive to regulate properly. Yes, I'm sure there are plenty of single people who would like to patronize prostitutes and wouldn't be hurting anyone by doing so. Yes, maybe it's a little of a I-know-what's-best-for-you type of position. I don't really care. Prostitution is certainly not a fundamental right, and I think the concerns are legitimate enough to survive rational basis review.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I don't know about that. I see nothing wrong with having closed circuit cameras in the rooms of the brothels to monitor what happens in the rooms, and tell the customers about it.

    While there may be some customers who wouldn't go to those brothels, I'm sure there will be a number who won't mind it, considering it is a legal form of prostitution and that the evidence from the monitoring will protect them just as much as it would the prostitute.
    No doubt the NSA would be happy to provide recording services for you.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    ROFL! That's pretty funny stuff!

    BTW, most men cheat with coworkers.
    they must be incredibly stupid if they do, the is one of the first lessons in life, never **** in your own yard

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    they must be incredibly stupid if they do, the is one of the first lessons in life, never **** in your own yard
    Look it up. It's true.

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